It’s Not Your Resume, It’s You!

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You spend hours changing, editing and preparing your resume that will surely land you that dream job!  It is sent out through every job board, imported into your LinkedIn profile and scattered to the 4 corners of your geographic preference!  Then, after all that – NOTHING!  You are confused, baffled, angry and blame everyone else … Continue reading

5 Traits of Success

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I have spent many years interviewing candidates, teaching interview techniques and picking apart interviews.  Over the past few months, I really started breaking down the basics of what I look for when hiring someone.  Most jobs require a tangible skill set as it relates to a specific field (i.e. a C# software developer, will of course … Continue reading

Choices

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What choices have you made that impact your career?  I speak with people everyday that have decided to change direction 10+ years into their career.  This in itself is not bad, but most are not willing to make the “tough choice” of taking less money, less responsibility or a less prestigous title based on a new direction.  Choices we make will … Continue reading

Network Your Butt Off!

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April 1999 – August 2005:  I was working for a great company and as the Talent Manager had spent 6.5 years building a 450+ person team!  Like any company we had ups and downs, but there were a lot more ups! September 2005:  With great remorse, I resigned. October 2005:  The great company, were I … Continue reading

Change Worth Video Chatting About!

I recently heard the following comment about “improving” customer interaction and relationships “well it has worked for 25+ years, it should work the same way today. ” “Why change it?”  This got me to thinking, some things may work the same as 25 years ago (toilets, sinks and other household items) but what about communication and interaction with people?  Think about … Continue reading

Crazy HR Story: Can I Borrow $20?

Several years ago a sales friend was talking to a new client about placing contract employees.  The hiring manager began discussing his experiences with contract employees and told one crazy story.  It seems that he hired a contract employee in the normal fashion.  During the 2nd week of employment the contractor requested to borrow $20 … Continue reading

Inside the Mind of the Employer

Interviews! Stressful, uncertainty, informational….what words come to your mind! I want to give you a glimpse into the mind of the employer. Typically you have a few people/layers to make it through when interviewing. Did you know they have an impression of you within 7 seconds? Want to know what they think? Check out this … Continue reading

Crush the Competition

Now that’s the way to start a post…crush the competition!  Maybe it’s the football talking, but the end result of all competitive efforts leaves final results; winner and a crushed competitor(s).  The title may be misleading as I am not discussing “how” to beat someone.  I will focus on the steps you/your company must take … Continue reading

How to Leave a Great Impression

Leaving an impression that packs impact and is long lasting is critical to many aspects of your life.  Whether it is for an interview, a new job, a date or any new relationship you are often judged and socially ranked on your first impression.  So why not have an impression strategy checklist.  Here are my … Continue reading

12 Questions to Ask Yourself After the Interview

You have spent the last year or so looking for a job.  After all the resume revisions, the multiple hours spent searching and the 1000’s of emails, the market has changed and you are getting multiple interviews. Now you need to gauge how well the interview went and if this is the position for you?  … Continue reading

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