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Job Search Planning

5 Job Candidate Backgrounds 3rd Party Recruiters Typically Cannot Help

  Twice recently I was asked to make an introduction to any third party recruiters I know who might help the inquirer land the job they sought. I am asked this question several times per week, since I was a third party recruiter for 13 years and my company is endorsed by dozens of recruiters. […]

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Why the Spray & Pray Job Search Technique Doesn’t Work Anymore

  In 1999, when Monster promoted itself with its “When I Want To Grow Up” TV ad during the Super Bowl, it put Monster’s job search services on the map. Candidates would upload their resumes and, bada-boom-bada-bing, the candidate had interview calls within the day. And if the candidate wanted, the candidate would submit their […]

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6 Real Job Search Mindset Killers to Avoid

  Everyone knows that the job search can be a stressful time marked by hopeful ups and defeating downs. You get excited about new leads and suffer disappointments on your hunt for that perfect job. This is normal. However, during your job search, you could be your own worst enemy by not accepting this is […]

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5 Job Search Tactics for Executives Using The R.O.T.H Method

  When a frustrated client who is in a job search tells me something like, “I have submitted my resume to over 300 job postings and I have only received one interview,” I want to scream: “Joel, get off the job boards!” a-la-Risky Business – where Joel’s mom tells him to get off the babysitter […]

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6 Right Ways to Use Job Boards… and One Wrong Way

  I am a huge advocate of networking with new contacts and existing connections to land your next job. Studies from CareerXRoads, JobVite and SHRM and others show networking to be the most effective way to get hired. However, that does not mean a job seeker should ignore job boards in conducting their job search. […]

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Why the Uselessness of Job Interviews is Utter Nonsense

  On April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews. The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie. I […]

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