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A Tattered Career

By |April 20th, 2019

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 […]

The Dangers of Comfort in Job Search

By |April 1st, 2019

Last week, I was running late. I was saving work files, grabbing snacks for the kids, and thinking about what I was cooking for dinner. I could hear the clock ticking in my head. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. I couldn’t find my keys. I don’t have a fancy keypad door lock, just a traditional […]

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 […]

Forget Your Competition

By |November 8th, 2018

By David Rose
I spoke with a candidate the other day. He was worked up – agitated and frustrated like a caffeine addict weaning off the java. He sent his mediocre resume with an unimpressive work history, and without any frame of reference, he felt he was the best candidate for a job he knew nothing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]