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DAWG Talk: Blog

We created our blog, DAWG Talk, as a way to share perspective on interviewing, industry, employment, job search strategies, balancing career and personal lifestyle, and professional communication. 

Our featured writers and industry partners provide insight into the daily challenges faced by career driven people.

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Pouncing on a Hot Job Market

By |August 9th, 2018

The job market is hot. It’s no secret. Individuals are realizing their power to leverage conditions for a better opportunity. Smart candidates know a job is only one step on their career path.

Understand your motivation.

Smart candidates are motivated by many things. For some, it’s more money. For others, it’s job title or level of […]

Odds Are You’re Right

By |July 27th, 2018

Some people get caught up in the minutia of little decisions, while others see the larger, long term impact of decision making. It’s been argued that quick, instinctual decision making may prove rash and ultimately incorrect in the short term, but have little effect on long term results.
If you approach decision making in a […]

How to Avoid Bad, Canned Interview Responses

By |July 12th, 2018

Much of a recruiter’s professional life is spent seeking out prospective job candidates, reviewing resumes and qualifications, while trying to discover new ways to find people. Talent Acquisition leaders extract specified information through a series of what should be engaging questions leaning more towards conversation than interrogation, in an effort to unfurl the individual’s […]

There Are No Rules For The Career-Minded

By |June 11th, 2018

Years ago, people wanted to stay with one company for their entire careers. It was a badge of honor. Working for one company meant you could adapt and overcome. You could learn and grow. It signified loyalty which was rewarded by advancement and greater compensation. Follow the rules. Bury your head. Do what you’re […]

Tools Are Only Good If You Use Them

By |April 9th, 2018

Recently, I received an email introduction from a prospective job candidate. With a quick review of our system, I realized I already knew the individual. Not really “knew”, but “knew” as in we were connected on several networking platforms and had exchanged at least one message months earlier.

Time invested in connecting without follow through […]

4 Quick Changes to Break the Cycle of Mediocrity

By |February 26th, 2018

There is a cycle of mediocrity. Work. Sleep. Repeat. It is the way it is because it’s always been done this way. Too often, when it comes to driving your career, you let opportunity slide because you don’t recognize it – or you do – and simply choose not to capitalize.
Maybe there is uneasiness […]

Ditch These Self-Destroying Job Search Excuses

By |January 1st, 2018

Working in the job search business affords talent acquisition pros with fantastic, nitty-gritty, human level interaction. It’s professional, and can be personal, at times. Through the course of an interview process, recruiters get to know candidates. We coordinate interviews around already busy schedules, and anyone who’s been successful in the job hunt knows it […]

Frustrated to Motivated

By |October 2nd, 2017

Opportunities don’t just come along. They must be cultivated, developed, and attracted. It takes time and commitment to find the right fit for any situation.

It’s an inherent flaw in the employment process. Too many individuals wait until they are in a desperation mode before establishing contact with prospective employers.

Individuals who remove themselves from the […]

Five Job Applications Too Many

By |August 6th, 2017

If you are seeking new employment, you have likely labored for quite some time; contemplating the pros and cons, wondering whether there are better options, and fearing that your value in the market is not what you thought it was. The uncertainly can permeate your job search, and affect your performance throughout the interviewing […]

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

By |August 6th, 2017

Too often, we hear from candidates who want to get out of their current industry. They want new challenges, and they want to take their existing skills and experience elsewhere. In theory, it sounds plausible. It reality, it’s a huge mistake.
Competition is fierce. No doubt about it. Companies are aggressively hiring and struggling to […]

YELLOW DOG Days of Summer

By |July 4th, 2017

With origins in mythology and astrology, the term “Dog Days of Summer” came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after the alignment of Sirius with the Sun. During this time – July 3 to August 11 – Sirius, aka the Dog Star, is the sky’s brightest star; visible from any part […]