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Great Tips From A Retained Recruiter.

I love Reddit. Many years ago, a retained recruiter hosted a huge ‘AMA’ (Ask Me Anything) post. They delivered great responses which were spot on. Here are some of the best (please disregard the grammar – I wanted to preserve the questions asked):

What To Wear
Q: I have an interview at a small eCommerce company (~10 people). I was told […]

How To Give Killer Phone Interviews.

Many of my clients who are in transition from one job to another are frequently thrown into the practice of an initial phone interview. Here are a number of key tips and learnings to make you crush it every time:
Control your space.
Optimally, try to ensure no noises or interruptions. Pick a room where you can […]

Top Psychological Tricks For The Office.

Sometimes you need an advantage at work.
Not only to get ahead and get that promotion — sometimes to just survive. Many close colleagues and new clients have been written up and fired (for nothing) instead of being laid off (the rational option). Companies are getting more cutthroat, managers are getting more paranoid, and it’s […]

Tough Interview Questions FROM Your Future Boss.

Interviews are tough - some questions are easy - and some catch you off-guard. These are the ones you should REALLY prepare for.

The BEST Interview Questions To Ask Your Future Boss.

Most interviewees don't realize the questions they ask also play a major part in honing that impression. So you need to plan, make time, and ask them.

CEOs – Attract The Best Board Candidates.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for boards to attract outstanding board candidates. Candidates are reluctant to consider opportunities because of the increased time demands of board membership as well as the increased time demands of the candidate's own positions. This is especially problematic because the need for board members, and especially outstanding ones, has never been greater.

Negotiate Salary Without Tipping Your Hand.

You’ve gotten pretty far in a job discussion. You like them. They like you. And it's getting down to the nitty gritty.

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.

Most people don't realize the power of personal connection on the job.

Stretch Your New People.

I hear it all the time from my clients when hiring — "I can't find someone that is "just right" for the position." Or "They don't meet all the qualifications for the job." Well - they're wrong. You need to STRETCH your new people's potential.

Out of Work? Here’s How To Socially Network & Get That Job!

By Robert “Scobleizer” Scoble at Scobleizer.com.

Robert is the KING of Twitter, Facebook, All software, and social marketing in general. This article hits so many personal points I discuss with clients that I just had to post it. So let’s all lift our glasses – here’s to Robert!

I’m getting a LOT of chats from people who have been laid off. Most of the time I find that they just aren’t presenting a good face to me for me to help them find a new job.

If you are laid off, here’s what you need to do:

Your blog is your resume. You need one and it needs to have 100 posts on it about what you want to be known for.
Remove all friends from your facebook and twitter accounts that will embarrass you. We do look. If we see photos of people getting drunk with you that is a bad sign. Get rid of them. They will NOT help you get a job.
Demonstrate you are “clued in.” This means removing ANYTHING that says you are a “social media expert” from your Twitter account. There is no such thing and even if there were there’s no job in it for you. Chris Brogan already has that job and he’s not giving it up.
Demonstrate you have kids and hobbies, but they should be 1% of your public persona, not 99%. Look at my blog here. You’ll see my son’s photo on Flickr once in a while. But mostly I talk about the tech industry, cause that’s the job I want to have: talking to geeks and innovators.
Put what job you want into your blog’s header. Visit Joel Spolsky’s blog. He’s “on software.” That’s a major hint that if he were looking for a job that he is totally, 100%, thinking about software. If you want a job as a chef, you better have a blog that looks like you love cooking.
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