Spring Into A New Career

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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

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

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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

Top 10 ways NOT to get hired on your next IT job interview

Top 10 ways NOT to get hired on your next IT job interview

10.  Lie on your resume 9. Arrive 20 minutes late to the interview and yawn repeatedly complaining about how late you were up last night watching Jersey Shore episodes on TiVo 8. Continuously check your pager for important “pages” 7. Ask about how soon you can take a vacation after you start 6. Ask if … Continue reading

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