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The Real Life That Technology Won’t Show You

By |May 6th, 2019

We live in a wonderous world full of knowledge and accessibility. We have information overload. If you need-to-know something, your likely first step is to run a Google search. Seemingly every time my kids ask a question these days, I say, “I don’t know. You tell me. Did you search it yet?” This reliance […]

There is a Better Way to Say What You Want to Say

By |April 23rd, 2019

The funny thing about social media is…it’s all out there. People forget that the information they share extends way beyond their screens. Recently, I’ve noticed an uptick in people talking about job search, specifically, their own job searches on social platforms.
“Does anyone know of any opportunities?” “I got laid off. Anyone have any leads?”
Putting […]

How to Overcome Barriers to Job Search Success

By |March 13th, 2019

By David Rose
You work hard at work. What I mean to say is, you spend a lot of effort, energy, and focus on your job and job-related activities. Even when you try not to, you think about work. It creeps in. A creative solution, a new perspective, an innovative idea, or a lingering frustration […]

Same Scenario, Different Status

By |February 11th, 2019

 By David Rose
A candidate misses an interview with a Hiring Manager. She’s still employed. Her current boss announced a last minute visit, unexpectedly, and she had to cancel the interview. She contacted the Hiring Manager 3 hours before the interview, apologized for the inconvenience, and expressed an interest in rescheduling. She has integrity and […]

Are You Artificially Intelligent?

By |January 2nd, 2019

By David Rose
When technology and innovation like artificial intelligence (AI) change the way people work, there is a fundamental shift in the skills needed for career success. What was once essential, becomes obsolete. So, if you have an expertise that is no longer valued or needed, were you simply artificially intelligent?
More than 2,000 years […]

One Candidate Is Not Representative of All Candidates

By |November 15th, 2018

By David Rose
We took a hit recently. I’m not happy about it. I’ve thought about how we could’ve done things differently. I let it rattle around. I tried not to take it personally since it’s not, it’s business.
I was working with a terrific candidate…sharp…experienced…talented. To find him, our team connected with our talent community. […]

Qualified Doesn’t Always Mean Interested

By |September 18th, 2018

By David Rose
When participating in an interview process, following directions and completing procedural tasks (e.g. applications, assessments, background verification forms) in a timely manner demonstrate general competence, a commitment to the process, and a validation of interest. While arduous, these hurdles are designed by the company to refine a focus on candidates who are […]

Loathing, Loving, or Just Plain Lazy

By |September 18th, 2018

By David Rose
Loathing and loving a job is common. The back and forth; the flow of day to day business affects how you feel. If there are more good days through the course of the month than bad days, you’re in a good place. If, however, motivating yourself to take on the day seems […]

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 […]

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 […]