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Failure Due to Culture Mismatch - Don't Fall into This Trap

Tweet Have you ever failed due to a cultural mismatch? Ever have one view of a company from the interview – but it turns out to be something different? One of the greatest failure points for new hires, after the inability to deliver the expected outcomes, is a cultural mismatch. You’re NOT a bad person [...]

Expanded Olympic Job Search Metaphor

Tweet As I indicated in a previous post, I was going to expand upon the metaphor of comparing your job search to the level of athletic competition at the Olympics. You can view this blog post titled, “Are You Competing at an Olympic Level in Your Job Search?”on our Career and Job Search Blog. I [...]

Are you a Job Search Best Practice Blogger?

Tweet Are you a Job Search Best Practice Blogger? If so, we want you! We’re featuring the very best job search bloggers from across the Internet. We’re looking for job search best practice experts from around the world. What qualifies as a job search best practice blogger? You blog regularly – ideally every day, at [...]

The Curious George Approach to Interviewing

As many of you know, I follow an large number of blogs every day on a wide range of subjects – hiring, job search, motivation, blogging, retention, performance management, social media, internet marketing, basketball coaching – every interest that …

5 Most Frequently Asked Job Search Questions I Receive

On Friday’s from 9 – 10 AM PDT we often conduct free “Candidate Open Forums.” These are conference calls open to all of our candidates, in which we discuss topics and answer questions directly from you – our candidates. Un…

Never Waste A Thank You Letter Saying Thank You

After an interview, sending a “Thank You” letter is common etiquette and a nice thing to do, but saying “thank you” should not be the main reason for sending it. Most candidates send one after interviewing with a company, but as a recruiter, I …

2 Simple Questions I Asked 10 Job Seekers And They Failed

This is why recruiters and hiring managers get frustrated with candidates. For the most part this demonstrates why most candidates fail the interview. Candidates leave an interview thinking all went well, when in fact, the candidate is not going to be …

Job Seekers Should Stop Being So Hypocritical

For 30 years this September, as both a contingent and retained recruiter, I have listened to the complaints by candidates (job seekers) about hiring managers and the complaints by hiring managers about candidates.
Even after 30 years, as I read blog co…

3 Simple Absolute Musts In A Job Interview

Interviewing is an art more than a science. Like most art, there are the Van Gogh’s and then there are those that work hard but never reach a professional level. They may still be good, just not good enough.
I think that is the way most candidate…

Job Hunting Three “P’s” Will Change Your Results

In my recent article, Job Stalled? Do What the Pro’s Do, I discussed how when things aren’t going well or when results have changed, it may be time to get back to the basics. Take a look at what has changed from the past, reevaluate what wa…

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