Archive for March, 2017

Unsolicited Recommendations and Gratitude

Unsolicited Recommendations and Gratitude

Posted on30. Mar, 2017 by .

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My good friend Mandi Bishop offered this sage suggestion and advice: Ever written an unsolicited recommendation, just because someone made a noteworthy professional impact on you and you happened to think of them as you were on LinkedIn? If you haven’t, try it. It feels good. I’ve done this a few times and Mandi is […]

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Simplicity

Simplicity

Posted on28. Mar, 2017 by .

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As a professional blogger, people always ask me what’s the right length for a blog post. That’s an extremely difficult question since there are always a lot of factors that influence the decision. However, my usual response is not a word more and not a word less than is needed to share something of value. […]

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Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

Posted on23. Mar, 2017 by .

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You hired them for their strengths. Why focus on their weaknesses? – Dr. Travis Bradberry Are you this type of boss? Have you had this type of boss? It’s never fun when the leader of your organization spends so much time on your weaknesses and never spends any time on your strengths. If you’re this […]

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Shifting Mindsets in Organizations

Shifting Mindsets in Organizations

Posted on21. Mar, 2017 by .

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An organization’s mindset is a really powerful thing that can determine the success or failure of your company. It also can determine the type and quality of the people you’ll recruit to your company. That’s why shifting your mindset can be an extremely powerful thing to your business. I saw this graphic which illustrates some […]

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How Do You Handle Late Interview Arrivals?

How Do You Handle Late Interview Arrivals?

Posted on15. Mar, 2017 by .

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I always love a good story. In this case, it was an experience that was shared on LinkedIn about a candidate who showed up late to the interview. Here it is: Had an interviewee show up 30 minutes late for an interview today. He did not attempt to contact us to say he would be […]

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A Little Job Interview Humor

A Little Job Interview Humor

Posted on09. Mar, 2017 by .

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I’m always down for a little humor and I realized we hadn’t had much humor on this site. So, it’s time to change that. I came across this story which I think that many you will find quite amusing. Reaching the end of a job interview, the Recruiter asks a young engineer fresh out of […]

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Job Searches are Hard!

Job Searches are Hard!

Posted on07. Mar, 2017 by .

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I’ve been helping a couple friends through the job search process recently. One of them jokingly calls me coach which I flatly deny that I’m a coach, but still love that she calls me it. The lesson I’ve learned is that searching for a job is hard. I think many of us take this for […]

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