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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.

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Career Sorcery

By |December 29th, 2015

Game on. Giddy up. Start your engines. Ready, set, go. On your mark. Play ball. Tip off. Kick off.  Whatever words get you going, they should be shouting in your ear. The is your career call-to-action.

A new year brings new opportunity. It’s part of the business and school cycle central to your daily life. […]

A Tattered Career

By |October 20th, 2015

Recently, while I was caught up in a web of curiosity – leaping from site to site – clicking on links and images that garnered interest, I came across a sleek, well designed website – www.unclaimedbaggage.com. I was fascinated by this one-of-a-kind store.

Unclaimed Baggage Center purchases the small percentage of orphaned luggage that remains […]

Random Job Thought #2

By |September 8th, 2015

People really don’t want you to speak your mind. They just want you to feel like you can. During an interview, keep it short and to the point.

David Rose is an author, candidate advocate, and the Vice President of Recruiting with YELLOW DOG Recruiting (www.yellowdogrecruiting.com), a national recruiting firm specializing in the placement of […]

Random Job Thought #4

By |September 2nd, 2015

How many times have you seen a post that promotes a job seeking a “talented” or “enthusiastic” leader? As if there are other companies that are ok hiring untalented and unenthusiastic leaders. Strange.

 

David Rose is an author, candidate advocate, and the Vice President of Recruiting with YELLOW DOG Recruiting (www.yellowdogrecruiting.com), a national recruiting firm […]

Random Job Thought #9

By |September 2nd, 2015

Company loyalty hinges on the engagement. It’s not the rah-rah jargon or the team building. It’s not the on-site restaurant or discounted gym memberships. It’s totally, and completely, about following through on promises.

David Rose is an author, candidate advocate, and the Vice President of Recruiting with YELLOW DOG Recruiting (www.yellowdogrecruiting.com), a national recruiting firm […]

Random Job Thought #15

By |September 2nd, 2015

Don’t make it easy for any employer to pass on you. One surefire way to get excluded from consideration is to ditch the job search responsibility off on someone else. If you can’t invest the time in your own career search, what would make a company believe you would invest the time for them?

David […]

Sometimes, You Must Switch It Up

By |June 29th, 2015

When you’re a candidate for a new job – by choice or unforeseen circumstance – it’s easy to get lost amidst the competition. And, as if the competition wasn’t enough, candidates have been known to disappear in the vast depths of database systems too.

You’ve been there. You’re willing to do whatever it takes to […]

Get Your Just Deserts

By |June 2nd, 2015

When the job market is active, it’s just as important to validate as is it to make a change. The grass may not be greener, but, finding out what weed killer a company is using can be valuable too.

We are going through a shift in the workforce. There is less talent available (or less […]

Interviewing is Presenting

By |May 16th, 2015

Guest Post by John Dix, Founder, JMD Partnerships
I’ve done a lot of work with professionals at all levels on presentation skills.

Everything from how to physically prepare for a presentation, to content development, to tips to avoid anxiety, to what to do after a presented to guarantee your next presentation is even better
And I have […]

Desperation Kills

By |January 21st, 2015

You’ve heard about elevator pitches and networking in professional groups. You’ve been told to become active leveraging your friends, family and professional contacts when exploring new career options. You’ve been encouraged again and again to refine your approach; to develop a clear and concise strategy to find your next great challenge.

Through the course of […]

Behind the Facade

By |January 21st, 2015

We like to think of ourselves as individuals – unique. Unique in our experience. Unique in our decision making. Unique in the manner in which we affect the lives of those around us. We like to think that we have the strength and perseverance to overcome challenges. We try to convince ourselves that good […]