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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.

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 […]

Success Around Us

By |September 7th, 2016

Careers aren’t about perfection, or reaching a singular goal. Working is hard, no matter what your profession. We appreciate daily successes, hard work, setbacks, and new learning, and we aim to share insights with you. We have embarked upon a new project where we will examine dedicated professionals working to build their future, and […]

The Silent Critic

By |August 9th, 2016

By David Rose
Many years ago, I needed car insurance. Like anyone else I sought out the best coverage and rates available. There was an Insurance Agency in the shopping center down the street from where I lived and I thought it would be easy to go where I could sign up quickly and get […]

Peekaboo: The Job Market Hiding From You

By |May 23rd, 2016

By David Rose
Nearly 8 out of 10 jobs vacancies in the United States are never advertised. These positions are filled internally (promotion/succession), through networking (online and in real life), and by way of referrals (from both, inside and outside the organization).
Too often, candidates spend too much time focused on the remaining 2 of 10 […]

The Reality of Greatness in a Competitive Job Market

By |April 28th, 2016

By David Rose
The term greatness is tossed around like a vendor hawking icy cold beers during a daytime double header in July at the ballpark. To the thirsty baseball fan – at that moment – the vendor is his or her best buddy, chum, and pal. The vendor commands attention. The vendor is elevated […]

Employer Attraction

By |January 7th, 2016

Cruising through the toy section on Amazon, lured by promises of great deals and discounts, I stumbled upon a toy that hearkened back to my youth. The toy, one of the best-selling and most recognizable toys ever, was The Original Wooly Willy. It captured my attention not so much because there is a resemblance […]

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. […]

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 […]