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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.

Laugh, learn, and grow.

Care to share your point of view?  Be heard.  Join us.  Submit ideas and posts to careers@yellowdogrecruiting.com.

Why Job Postings Aren’t the Way to Find the Best Job for You

By |April 20th, 2017

Been there. Waiting. Always waiting. Waiting for a small sign of interest. Hoping for someone to call, email, or text. Application complete. Assessment complete. Still waiting.

Sound familiar?  When you are a candidate, you have access to all sorts of sites. Sites that promise unique jobs, and a direct line to the employer. From Indeed […]

Get Reacquainted

By |March 28th, 2017

Consider this – the average career spans 50 years.

Over that time, we learn new skills, meet new people, take on more responsibilities, muddle through transition, and if we’re lucky, we are able to balance personal and professional interests.  As much as we prepare and plan, we often navigate through uncharted waters, and sometimes the […]

Your Spouse Isn’t Looking for a Job – You Are

By |March 28th, 2017

From time to time, candidates reach out to us in unique ways.

There are the creative sorts that leverage every marketing tool available to gain attention. There are others who are minimalists, and feel their experience should garner attention, not the flash. Still, others, have a different approach.
I received a message earlier today from a […]

Making a Job Change…

By |March 23rd, 2017

To some degree, you are who you are, professionally.

If you’ve been a multi-unit leader, for example, trying to move to a corporate or support role can be challenging. Companies see your past experience, not the direction you what to go.
So, if you’re truly dedicated to making a shift in your career, it’s incumbent upon […]

Make It About People

By |March 21st, 2017

The drive to hire, under the guise of ‘talent acquisition’ – which sounds more about commodities than people – continues to move closer to its ultimate demise.

Companies have been building hiring infrastructure based solely on data. There’s an old expression, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It seems to have been […]

Quit Your Job Rubbernecking

By |January 29th, 2017

By David Rose
Sometimes it seems like everyone else is getting ahead. Sometimes, especially through the filter of social platforms, we’re presented with a pretty, little picture. A snapshot or watered down version of what our connections want us to see.
When it comes to employment, specifically when our friends find something new, we find ourselves […]

Recognizing Talent

By |November 16th, 2016

You know better than most, the hospitality industry is challenging. It takes talent, and savvy to be successful.

Attitude and Likability | Leading, Developing, and Influencing | Business Analytics and Financial Management | Accountability and Productivity | Service Expertise | Brand Awareness | Community Engagement | Sales Building and Development

Do You Have Any Opportunities in […]

Remarkable Talent

By |November 15th, 2016

You know better than most, the talent in the hospitality industry is remarkable.

Attitude and Likability | Leading, Developing, and Influencing | Business Analytics and Financial Management | Accountability and Productivity | Service Expertise | Brand Awareness | Community Engagement | Sales Building and Development
At YELLOW DOG, we spend our days – and many nights […]

Defining Success Differently

By |October 21st, 2016

At YELLOW DOG, we work with you to understand how you measure success, and we develop a job search strategy tailored to your needs. That’s because success means different things to different people. For some, money equals success. For others, seeing family and friends do well is success. Still, others see success as accomplishing […]

Celebrating More Success Around Us

By |October 3rd, 2016

We continue our journey, exploring the talent around us in our series, Success Around Us. We’re calling out the people behind the companies and campaigns we admire, and we’re sharing their success with you.

Together, we’re gaining knowledge, exploring innovation, and recognizing the commitment people make every day to improving lives.

Meet Clay Dunn. Clay serves […]

Success Around Us 2.0

By |September 19th, 2016

Sometimes we forget how talented we are. Other times, we don’t even know we’re talented. We don’t give ourselves enough credit for the tireless effort, consistency, dedication, and resiliency we endure on a daily basis. We do it for different reasons; we all have different motivation, but it’s important to recognize progress – progress […]