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The Real Reason You're Not Getting The Job

The interview went well. You confidently answered all of their questions. You dressed to the nines and brought extra copies of your resume. And yet…they didn’t hire you. Why not? How is that possible? I did everything right!   As a recruiter, day in and day out, I work with strong, sharp, and very well-suited
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3 Things to Never Say During an Interview

It’s no secret that there is an art to interviewing. Gone are the days of circling a “Help Wanted” ad in the newspaper, listing your qualifications to the manager and landing the job on the spot. Becoming a highly effective interviewer takes practice. Even professionals that have been in the job market for years will
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How To Prevent Interview Exhaustion

Interviewing over and over again can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. Whether you are going through multiple rounds for one position or running through a bunch of first interviews, the more interviews you do, the more likely you are to become worn out. Developing a case of interview exhaustion is normal and something that everyone
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Struggling To Hire? This Could Be Why...

It’s no surprise that hiring is difficult. Mixing together qualifications, urgency to fill, culture fit, budget, etc. etc. etc. it becomes a very complex and frankly crazy process sometimes. As a hiring manager or company owner, there’s a good chance you’ve had difficulty filling a job (or several) and at some point, you probably had
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Looking For A Job? Clean Up Your Social Media.

It’s 2019. We all have social media accounts. If you’re anything like me, social media is an outlet for goofy nonsense with your friends, coupled lightly with news updates and old Facebook groups from high school. Some people use social media lightly while others dump every thought, feeling, and emotion into a digital footprint for
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The Best Way To Put In Your Notice

You got a new job, congratulations! That’s always exciting. Now you’re faced with the infamous conversation: putting in your notice. If done incorrectly, putting in your notice can be awkward and scary. But as long as you follow these nifty tips, you should be smooth sailing into the new job of yours: Should I still
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Why You Should Give A Recruiter 5 Minutes

Does this sound familiar? *1 New Message* “Hi Mark, I came across your profile and thought you’d be a great fit for a Marketing Director role with one of my local clients. Do you have 5 minutes to hop on a quick call, would love to share more information! Thanks,” — Would you answer this?
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Creating Your Personal Brand On Linkedin

Linkedin is one of the most powerful networking and job search tools right now. Not to mention it’s FREE! Linkedin has become a hub for career success stories, new clients & partnerships, and a wonderful community to meet likeminded individuals. In addition, Linkedin provides an ideal platform to showcase yourself and build your personal brand.
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A Letter From Your Recruiter

Dear Reader, I could create a whole separate post about the stigmas, assumptions, bad experiences, and myths surrounding recruiters. Maybe when I have 53 hours to set aside. But what I want to discuss today are our intentions. And perspective. From the recruiter seat. — If you break a recruiter down on a fundamental level,
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