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4 Resume Myth Busters

I just finished reading a popular media outlet article about the Ten Most Common Resume Questions Answered. I was immediately reminded how many differing opinions are offered when it comes to building a resume. I’ll admit, I’m a rule breaker, and these tips are my...

Positively, Thankful

One year ago, I was rejected for the job I now sit in. Yes, some things come full circle. In between the rejection and the new offer for me personally was a closing of a business, a less paying job, and a lot of self-reflection. Nothing I had planned aligned how I...

The Applicant Experience Matters

The reality is that sometimes being the applicant is not a great experience. You apply for a job and then you never hear any more about it. Or you go on the interview and don’t get the job wondering what went wrong. These things can lead to a frustrating applicant...

Measuring Your Talent Pools

On hot summer days growing up I loved to go over to my Aunt’s house to swim. When I would arrive at the pool, the first thing I would do would be to pull up the thermometer to see the measured temperature of the water. If the water was too cold you didn’t want to get...

Getting Past Discouragement

Fearless job seeker I want to talk to you today about persevering through discouragement. I hear it all the time and see it in my client’s eyes - the fatigue and frustration from searching for a job with lack of progress. The truth is, there is a lot of discouragement...

References On Your Side

As a recruiter I’ve always found checking references somewhat obligatory. That is, until I come across a candidate without a good reference. I was recently talking with a relative about a situation where someone they had worked with in the past, who demonstrated poor...

Do You Have The Skills?

In just about thirty days spring will be here. One of the things I’ve begun thinking about is our family’s garden. I picked up the 2016 Seed Catalog at the local market and am already overwhelmed by the possibilities of what we could grow. Last year we attempted a...

How to Deal with Rejection

Fearless job seeker, you will be rejected. None of us want to face rejection because it simply does not feel good. You will be tempted to Google search things like, “Why didn’t I get the job?” “How many interviews will it take to get an offer?” and “How do you make an...

Telling Your Career Story

I have a one-year old and I love to read her stories. One of her favorites right now is Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You by Dr. Suess. Yes, I make all the animal noises. I believe she and I love them for the same reason, they are short and to the point. But a few of these...

The Waiting Game

You’ve had the interview. You’ve met the team. There seems to be good chemistry. You feel good about it. You sent your thank you notes. They even said they’d get back with you about next steps. Now the waiting game begins. You wake up thinking about the job and wonder...

6 Tips to a Successful Interview

Recently, I’ve been on several interviews and while I have interviewed hundreds of people, I find myself on the other side of the table. Even as a professional recruiter it is important to review and practice my interviewing skills. Here are 6 things I put into...

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