Do you need to worry about being too happy at work? What do the studies show AND what do I believe? follow the link: Millennials: Can Smiling and Being Happy Hurt Your Career?
Yesterday I experienced one of those interview moments from hell. Great candidate. Great Company. Horrible interview. Ever watch some one really blow it? I mean become so tongue-tied and scattered in their thoughts and presentation that you’re actually embarrassed for the guy? That was my experience yesterday. It will cost this candidate a terrific six-figure [...]
Do you love me? Will you love me forever...? I am amazed at how many people forget that an interview is a "personal selling" situation. Obviously I don't mean jumping up and down and doing a raw-raw sis-boom-bah chant but I do mean turning in your best effort AND asking for the job at the [...]
New Grads Despite the tight labor market, you CAN stand out from the crowd and get the job you really want. Consider Eugene, a software developer from Savage, MN. After getting serious about his job search, he found his ideal job -- at a higher salary than he expected -- in just over six weeks. [...]
Everyone likes to help friends when they're job hunting. What they don't like is having their time wasted. Here's how to avoid that: When someone asks you what kind of job do not say "I'm open to new opportunities" because when they then give you a couple of ideas and (they'll do that up to [...]
Of course you should send a thank you note right after your interview. On occasion though better late (or perfectly timed) than never. Here's one I sent to a mentor and friend Bruce Firestone the founder of the Ottawa Senators hockey team in Ottawa, 28 years after a short talk that changed the trajectory of [...]
How much better could you interview if you had insider knowledge about how recruiters actually work every day in recruitng and matching people to their clients? This is ‘Good to Great’ meets ‘The Art of War’ – an Unprecedented Tell-All Guide Through the Intricacies of Executive Search and Recruitment Hiring Greatness contains valuable insider strategies and [...]
Let’s face it, getting a job amongst the 100s of other applicants can be a real challenge. Heck, it’s even downright demotivating when you get turned down time and time again or come runner-up five times in a row. The last thing that you want to run into once you land a job is to [...]