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LinkedIn, the only social network geared specifically toward professionals, offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with the top businesses and individuals in your field. But if you just set up a LinkedIn profile and ignore it, you’re leaving a powerful tool on the table. Step One: Your Profile Your LinkedIn profile is your “billboard” on… Read more »

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Many managers deal with their recruiting firms in a perfunctory fashion. They provide a job description and a short description of the candidate they’re looking for, and then leave the recruiter to find the right people. Because their search firm has the expertise, these managers assume their help is neither necessary nor wanted. In fact,… Read more »

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When your job postings aren’t drawing in the candidates you need, your hiring manager’s first impulse might be to expand the search to draw in more applicants.  However, a larger candidate pool is not necessarily a better one.  To improve the quality of the applicant pool and reduce the stress and costs of hiring, consider… Read more »

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Both your resume and your interview give you an opportunity to demonstrate your value to hiring managers.  You must seize each chance you get to demonstrate not only that you are a strong candidate, but that you are the top candidate — the one person who offers the highest value proposition to the company. How… Read more »

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“The team with the best players wins”, stated Jack Welch, renowned former CEO of General Electric and management guru. High-quality hires are crucial to the short- and long-term success of your organization.  Consequently, it’s in a company’s best interest to hire the best people at all times, especially for revenue and profit production positions in… Read more »

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If you’ve been on the job market for some time without success, now may be the time to start working with a recruiter.  Professional recruiters help you tap into a vast local and national network of hidden job openings with great employers.  For many job-seekers, a recruiter is the difference between finding “a job” and… Read more »

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When you need new sales and marketing talent or need to find a strong candidate to fill a looming “skills gap” in your organization, it’s natural to want to move quickly through the process.  After all, stalling during the hiring process costs both time and money. “Of all the decisions a hiring manager makes, none… Read more »

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For many people, “polishing” a resume means formatting it well, proofreading it thoroughly, and updating it to include the most accurate picture possible of their career accomplishments to date.  For some, however, it also means fudging the numbers to cover up a few months’ unemployment, an “assistant” position, or some other less-than-ideal fact in their… Read more »

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Companies seeking to hire a top candidate typically know how to appeal to “active” job seekers – those individuals who are on the job-market working every day to find a new job.  Fewer hiring managers, however, know how to find the exceptional “passive” candidates, busy working at their jobs and producing above-average results.  These individuals,… Read more »

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Digging into the job market can feel like an overwhelming task, but you don’t have to face it alone.  Working with an exceptional recruiting firm can help you find a better fit with a great company in less time. Your recruiting firm’s job is to match you with a position that fits your skills and… Read more »