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There are a group of men who I have been meeting with for the past five years. We help one another with being the men we have always wanted to be. Sometimes, those involve personal issues; sometimes, it involves professional matters. One of the men came in this week and spoke about an upcoming interview...
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I was trying to think of a topic to write about this week when I noticed my son sitting at the breakfast bar in our kitchen. He’s almost 13 and knows I help companies find people to hire but has no idea of what I go through to do that other than read resumes. “I’m...
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“Radio Shack CEO Steps Down Amidst Resume Questions” RadioShack Corp.’s embattled president and CEO, David Edmondson, resigned Monday following questions about his resume’s accuracy. Leonard Roberts, RadioShack’s chairman and Edmondson’s predecessor as CEO, said the move was necessary to restore the company’s credibility. “One of the most important things we have as a corporation is...
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I have been a sports fan since I was young. Not a college sports fan; native New Yorkers don’t follow college sports unless they are gamblers (I know that’s a generalization but it is one that is trueof me), but professional sports. I grew up in The Bronx not far from Yankee Stadium. I played...
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Many of us have been brought up to believe that texting is for kids. That email and cell phones are far better ways to communicate. But if you work in an environment where you can’t take calls (others are close by, you work on a trading floor, to name two reasons) and people need to...
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Yesterday, I was speaking with a senior manager who was referred to me by someone for a position. Although he did not fit the role, as often happens, we got to talking about a broad spectrum of things and then evolved our conversation to his job search. “Right now,” I said, is the key time...
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Whether you are doing a phone interview or being interviewed in person, one of the most engaging qualities a job applicant can display is passion. In the context I am using the word, passion can be described as: a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music. * Passion displayed...
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A few weeks ago, I got a call from a client telling me that they wanted me to keep an eye out for three senior technology managers with particular skills. “Expansion,” I asked. “Nah, ” we spotted their resumes on Monster. Look up these three people and you’ll have the job description.” True story. If...
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A friend of mine sent an email recently and said he wanted to speak with me. He has been looking for a job for a few weeks. I called him and asked what was wrong. “My resume was submitted by two different recruiters for the same job!” “And what do you think the problem is...
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Let me start off by saying that having been in recruiting for more than 40 years, most job hunters still do the same things in their job search that did not work for them when they graduated from college. Writing one resume and sending it out over and over again is like the holy grail...
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