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Dead – end Resume

You found a job posting you were interested in, wrote and submitted your resume, then…..nothing.  No call, no email, no response at all.  You wonder what happened. Did you answer all the questions and follow all the directions given on … Continue reading

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Cover Letter Faux Pas

As a candidate you put forth so much effort into carefully writing a professional resume and customizing it to the job you are applying for only to compromise all that hard work by not doing the same with your cover … Continue reading

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If It’s Worth Doing… Considering Resume Scanners, HR Generalists and the Contemporary Job Market

As an Executive Search Consultant, I spend a lot of time searching through multiple resumes for that one individual who best matches the position. Most professionals are highly skilled at their jobs, but explaining to interested parties, exactly how they … Continue reading

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Let’s go ‘Rambo’ on “Post and Pray”

In an excellent blog post titled Post and Pray: Gone and Hopefully Forgotten, Pinstripe suggests we erase from our minds the idea of merely posting resumes on websites and praying they get filled. But I say we never forget. I … Continue reading

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Facebook Remorse?

Will Gen Y feel Remorse for their Facebook Pages? When we think candidate’s Facebook pages, we’re thinking about beer bong pictures and other adolescent behaviors that tell us if the candidate has basic character and discretion. Don’t we? We’re certainly … Continue reading

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Talent Management

How to Go About Predicting Performance in Talent Management There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  … Continue reading

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Job Descriptions

Beyond Job Descriptions   Searching for a new employee? Look beyond the responsibilities and experience listed on your job descriptions. Think about the traits you valued in the employee who previously held the position or of other employees within your … Continue reading

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Resume Tips #2

Thank you for coming back, here is the second portion of our article on Resume Tips. This is the last 3 steps of our 6 step process to making a successful and impressive Resume. The point of a Resume is … Continue reading

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Resume Tips #1

Resume Tips As a potential employee your resume is your calling card. It sells you to your potential employer. So, it is in your best interest to take extreme care in preparing a resume that will be a professional presentation … Continue reading

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Headhunter Rules

Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their … Continue reading

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