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Why did you write this book?

Why did you write this book? It’s the question I’ve been getting most often lately. And the answer is that until recently I didn’t know why. Sure, writing a book is a personal and professional achievement. And it gives another notch of credibility on my resume. But that’s not why I wrote this particular book. […]

How Do You Find Rock Star Talent?

Finding the best people for your company may be one of the greatest frustrations you have as a business owner or a manager. You post jobs online and you get bombarded with candidates who aren’t remotely qualified. Then you finally get to interviewing people and hire one of them. Why is it that the most […]

Getting to know your candidates

The last few posts I’ve written have been about preparing for an interview, putting a candidate at ease and doing the necessary follow through after the interview. You can read those posts here: 7 Tips for Better Interviews  Interview Expertise Some of my readers have asked about what to do during the interview itself. I wanted to […]

Interviewing expertise

“You are probably the best in your field. You studied you craft. You perfected your approach. And now you can honestly say you’re ahead of most people in your line of work. Congratulations! Now go hire someone just like you were 5 or 10 years ago. But you won’t get any pointers on how to […]

Career search – steps for success

Well, you’re ready for a job change. Maybe even a career change! You’ve thought about what is important to you about your next role. You know what type of management style makes you feel most engaged. And you’ve written a killer resume. Here are some general points to help you get noticed for all the […]

Get noticed – Developing a resume that stands out from the crowd

I had a conversation recently with someone who shared his struggle with finding a new job. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. THIS guy is having a hard time finding a job?!? He went to the right college. He took all the right jobs to develop an awesome career path. He moved around the […]

Resume writing tips

So you’ve decided that finding a new job is in the cards for you this year. Congratulations! You’ve made a big decision! There are some first steps you might want to take as you evaluate the things that are important to you in a job, company or a manager. Check out other blogs of mine for […]

Interviews are like dating … sort of …

How many times have you gone on a date and felt like the person wasn’t really paying attention to you? Awkward, right … If it’s been sometime since you had a “date” think about it in the context of a business meeting, lunch, or a networking event. You met someone you were really interested in, […]

Searching for a job? Here are some ideas to get started

Ahhhh … it’s the beginning of a new year. Tell me, did you spend time over the holidays thinking about blue skies, white sand beaches and a new career for your new year plans? Many people, just like YOU, spend time thinking about a new career move during the holidays – and then they return […]

Struggling with talent acquisition? Start targeting!

Have you ever thought about how your best people found your company? Have you ever thought about how you ended up selecting the best people on your team? What are the qualities that make these people great? Targeted talent acquisition and selection are important parts of your talent strategy. (You may be thinking – What […]