Share This past Tuesday I had the good fortune to attend a networking event where the guest speaker was 5 time New York Times best selling author Harvey Mackay. His latest book, entitled “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door” centers around the little things one can do to overcome the challenges of the current depressed job market. In all of his books he has always been consistent in his belief
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Share This past Friday, Labor Secretary Linda Solis delivered an address that gave some hope regarding job creation in the United States.  However, she cautioned that we are not out of the woods just yet. I decided to do some research on the subject because there is always something more to the story. The bad news is that The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent last month.  The silver lining is that this
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Share Earlier this week I received a question from a soon to be college graduate. She stated that she was going to be graduating in the coming month and was wondering if it was the right time to begin her job search? I almost fell out of my chair.  If I knew where she was attending school, I’d seek out her advisor and give them a piece of my mind. If you are graduating soon and you have yet to begin your job
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Share I had another blog all set for this week until Friday when I had a string of events happen that made this blog much more important. Whether we think about it consciously or subconsciously, networking will always be a key to succeeding whether personally or professionally. Professionally you may be trying to meet people who may buy from you, sell to you,  hire you, or be hired by you.  Personally you might m
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Share Every day I talk to more and more of my counterparts in the recruiting business who are looking for more effective ways to recruit top talent without logging in to a job board like Monster, Career Builder, or Dice.com. When I have discussions with individuals in charge of the Job Board licenses for companies I always ask them the following questions. 1) Do you feel like you are getting the same high quality c
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Share There are three ways we go through our working lives; with a job, a career or doing something we are passionate about.  Each of the three offer different levels of job satisfaction and opportunity.  Review my explanations of each below and see which one more describes your working or job seeking life.  If you are interviewing like a person looking for a job, you may want to change your approach and start w
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Share For the past year I have been evaulating how some of my fellow recruiters utilize LinkedIn.  Some users believe that being an Open Networker on LinkedIn that extends and accepts all invitations is the right way to build a massive network.  Others only connect to and accept invitations that involve individuals they have some connection with. Yesterday I read an interview in the Delta Sky Magazine with Linked
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Share The US Department of Labor released its latest statistics to show a current unemployment rate of 10.4% (The percent of the labor force that is unemployed). Just for a moment, close your eyes and think about how your life would be affected without your current job. As we all know, companies began to feel the pain of our economic downturn in 2008.  As a result, the massive  layoffs began and continued throug
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Share Will Your Social Media Activity Affect Your Ability To Land Your Next Job Or Keep Your Current One??? Good, bad, or indifferent, Social Media is here to stay.  For many of us in the areas of Recruiting and Human Resources, Social Media can be a blessing and a curse for our candidates, employees, and friends. Every day we learn more and more about how to search Social Media more efficiently and effectively.
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Share This past week I was working on a few things at a coffee shop and received a call from a candidate about a position I was trying to fill.  Our conversation went on for about 20 minutes, and at it’s conclusion I received a tap on the shoulder by a gentleman who was sitting next to me.  He didn’t want to disturb me but wanted to thank me for keeping my voice down throughout my conversation.  He w
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