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Posted on02. Mar, 2015 by Paul Smith.
Behavioral Interviews(BI). I hate them. That said, I think they are demeaning, age discriminatory and lead to conclusions that have no basis in reality. If you are a candidate and you end up with a session run by HR you will be having a BI. You absolutely need to be prepared. If you are not, […]
Posted on27. Feb, 2015 by Paul Smith.
It may or may not be a great time for you to make a move but don’t let it become the biggest mistake you’ve ever made. If you are considering a move, like never before, you need to do your homework. Which company represents the greatest career opportunity for you? Who do you go with? […]
Posted on30. Jan, 2015 by Paul Smith.
Is becoming Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) certified a good career move? Is giving your selected employees the opportunity to achieve the CHSP a good corporate move? The demand for professionals trained in Security and in particular HIPAA Security data breaches is on the move. Those breaches cost the industry $5.6 billion each year. Data breaches […]
Posted on09. Jan, 2015 by Paul Smith.
Happy 2015 to all you job seekers and those actively hiring or considering it. January, 2015 should be a big deal. Why? Because January is always the busiest time of the year for new hiring. The fact that the stock market just hit an all time high isn’t going to hurt either. The phenomenal growth […]
Posted on05. Jan, 2015 by Paul Smith.
Happy 2015 to all you healthcare IT job seekers and those actively hiring or considering it. January, 2015 should be a big deal. Why? Because January is always the busiest time of the year for new hiring. The fact that the stock market just hit an all time high isn’t going to hurt either. If […]
Posted on31. Dec, 2014 by Paul Smith.
I read over my last post on customizing your resume and am not sure if I made the point I wanted to about a 1 page resume. The one pager is a brief version of your 5 pager. Title, company and what you do, so any dummy can understand it. A few attaboys are fine. […]
Posted on29. Dec, 2014 by Paul Smith.
You need to create an all encompassing resume. Every job, every title and every Attaboy you ever had. Salesman of the year is an attaboy. “Thanks, I couldn’t have done this without you” is also an Attaboy. Don’t feel bad if this is 5 or more pages, no one is ever going to see it. […]
Posted on19. Dec, 2014 by Paul Smith.
As I look into my crystal ball, I see that if you are a consultant/contractor the time to consider full time employee status may be at hand.. In emerging markets, consultancy is usually more profitable than that of a FTE. Why? Because scarcity breeds high prices. As a market segment matures or is in a […]
Posted on17. Dec, 2014 by Paul Smith.
Are you unemployed? Recently let go? In between gigs? Being any of these at this time of year can border on traumatic. I’ve been in recruitment for 20+ years. Year after year I have watched people beat themselves up over trying to find a job at this time of year. Please, accept this one fact. […]