Spring Into A New Career

With the past month’s weather being so…well, nice….my blogging has fallen off with the forsythia blossoms.  One thing I know for sure is that it is a great time to seek a new role that fills the gaps in happiness you have in your current role. Too busy to go through the hassle of sending … Continue reading

Resume Tip: Less Is NOT More!

The argument wages on.  I just had this conversation with a candidate yesterday with 25+ years of experience and a very short, one-page resume.  Should your resume be limited to one page or should it be expanded with more detail?  As an executive recruiter focusing in technical areas such as information technology and engineering, less … Continue reading

To use a headhunter or not to use a headhunter…

I remember being asked this question by a candidate during the crazy days of 2006.  Our country was in the middle of an economic boom.  The 9/11 economic hangover was fading and dot-com bust was a memory.  I made a recruit call one afternoon and a candidate asked me why he would use a headhunter … Continue reading

Personality and Culture in the Workplace

I often tell my clients that one of the key things we focus on besides just skills and experience is finding the candidates who will mesh well with the rest of the team.  Studies have shown that chemistry accounts for more than 60% of the hiring decision.  On the flip side, as a candidate looking … Continue reading

What information should be left OFF your resume?

In the United States we are not accustomed to seeing loads of personal information on a professional resume as is the case in Europe and other parts of the world.  It is not atypical for a candidate to put a photograph in the corner and include marital status and birthdate including ***GASP*** the actual year.  … Continue reading

Resume Tips: What should I REALLY put on my resume?

I came across an article yesterday about a new internet service that will build a visually dynamic resume that is completely customizable. There are numerous resume- building software programs on the market today such as The Resume Builder, Resume Maker, and WinWay, just to name a few. All of these services will create a professional looking … Continue reading

How to answer “Tell me about yourself” during an interview

So, tell me about yourself.  “Well, I grew up in …..my favorite thing to do on the weekends is lay around and watch Three Stooges movies…I have two dogs, a cat and several fish…” This interview question seems to trip up many people during an interview.  How do you answer this question without sounding like … Continue reading

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