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How To Deal With That Dreaded Question, “Why Were You Fired?”

How To Deal With That Dreaded Question, “Why Were You Fired?”

Posted on12. Mar, 2014 by .

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Job interviews are stressful enough, but the stress is doubled when you’re worried about how to answer the most dreaded question of all: “Why were you fired?” While the fact that you involuntarily left your last position undoubtedly creates an additional challenge to landing your next job, it doesn’t have to be a total deterrent. […]

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You Were Fired . . . Now How Do You Get Hired?

You Were Fired . . . Now How Do You Get Hired?

Posted on11. Apr, 2013 by .

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Maybe you are one of the fortunate ones and there are no details on your resume that require a little explaining. But, if you have spent long enough in the professional world, chances are that you have left at least one position under less than ideal circumstances. It could be because your job performance was […]

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If You Have (Ever) Been Fired – Take The High Road…

If You Have (Ever) Been Fired – Take The High Road…

Posted on11. Oct, 2011 by .

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The reality is that it is REALLY hard to dance around a termination on a resume. And guess what? I don’t need hand-picked great candidate references to conduct my own due diligence. NOPE – I can get almost any piece of information I need to ensure the proper vetting of a candidate. What I don’t get is […]

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How Much Notice Should You Give When Leaving a Job?

How Much Notice Should You Give When Leaving a Job?

Posted on26. Sep, 2011 by .

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Almost everyone is faced with the prospect of leaving their job at some point. Whether you have decided to move, change away from the Healthcare IT field, accepted a better offer, or just wanted to quit, the very idea of offering your ‘two weeks’ notice’ can drive fear into the most forthright employee. Even worse, […]

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Is It Time To Go?

Is It Time To Go?

Posted on01. Jul, 2011 by .

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Are you excited when that alarm goes off on Monday morning, ready to greet another week of work and tackle all of the opportunities and challenges it will bring? Or, do you get that sick feeling in your stomach that …

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Don’t Sit Around Waiting For Bad News ….

Don’t Sit Around Waiting For Bad News ….

Posted on26. May, 2010 by .

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I get calls all the time from candidates who are (are you ready for this) …waiting to get fired. Oh Yeah. Once they realize their career is in jeopardy they hit the speed dial button and call a recruiter. That is not a bad idea – but perhaps their timing could be off (just slightly). […]

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Top Five Things Healthcare IT Candidates Fail to Disclose…

Top Five Things Healthcare IT Candidates Fail to Disclose…

Posted on28. Apr, 2010 by .

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I am convinced that by only listing the top five things candidates forget to disclose that I am doing the world a huge disservice. There are countless assignments I have been involved with where selective amnesia was in play that involved many more examples than I care to explain. I digress. Here are a few of my favorites: […]

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The Offer That Was Accepted – Then Blew Up!

The Offer That Was Accepted – Then Blew Up!

Posted on18. Mar, 2010 by .

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OK – I have cetainly seen my fair share of strange events in my search practice. No doubt. Just when I think I’ve seen it all a new phenomenon occurs right in front of me to bring me back to the realities of this business. I only wish I could make this stuff up! Here’s the […]

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A Little White Lie Won’t Hurt On My Resume… Will It?

A Little White Lie Won’t Hurt On My Resume… Will It?

Posted on17. Mar, 2010 by .

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How many times lately have we heard stories like these: In 2007, Marilee Jones, called the “most celebrated Admissions Dean in America” resigned from MIT — the reason? A lie on her 1979 job application, fabricating several degrees. In 2006, David Edmondson stepped down as Radio Shack’s CEO, after he was caught lying about his […]

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What the Saints’ Drew Brees Can Teach Us About Defining Career Moments

What the Saints’ Drew Brees Can Teach Us About Defining Career Moments

Posted on08. Feb, 2010 by .

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Although it pained me that the Super Bowl was played in the Dolphins’ home stadium, minus my Dolphins, I tuned in to watch the pre-game programming, and for the first time was introduced to the story of Drew Brees, the quarterback of the Saints. For those of you who don’t know about his background, it […]

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Take Off  Your Blinders…

Take Off Your Blinders…

Posted on25. Jan, 2010 by .

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Sometimes I “just don’t get it.” What I’m talking about are candidates who refuse to accept the reality that their company could be contacting them any day to inform them that they have big plans – but they are no longer part of the team. They keep their head down, blinders on, eyes front and center and ears […]

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