Now you see them and then…they disappear

Magicians love to make people disappear and this is entertaining to watch. But when new hires and job candidates disappear without any notice it becomes a problem. In the recruiting business, this is referred to as “ghosting”. So I decided to use Merriam Websters [guess I could have used Wikileaks or the Urban dictionary] definition of the… Read more »

The Anatomy Of The 30 Minute Phone Interview

Understanding the anatomy of the 30 minute phone intervew is one of the most important parts of your job search. You need to make it past this phone interview if you are to be advanced to the face to face interview round. The Role Of The Interviewer If the interviewer is not properly skilled to… Read more »

4 Interview Mistakes to Avoid (and how to fix them)

You have developed an outstanding resume that has captured the attention and interest of a number of companies. Now the decision is which company represents the best fit for you as it pertains to career and culture? You are now ready for your face to face interview Why Arriving Late Is An Interview Mistake To… Read more »

How To Write A Resume That Grabs The Attention Of The Employer

Knowing the best ways to develop your resume is key in securing an interview and ultimately a job. A well developed resume addresses the needs and wants of the employer. Yet some professionals still choose the route of submitting the same chronological resume to every job posting. Resume Tips That Work The latest unemployment figures… Read more »

Finding The Purple Squirrel Candidate

The term purple squirrel is often used by employment agencies to best describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, experience, and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s requirements. Oftentimes, it is difficult if not impossible to find this candidate. However, is it realistic to spend time finding a perfect candidate? Or perhaps hiring the most… Read more »

Out Of Work Longer Than Six Months? (How To Address It)

Out of work for longer than six months can be a problem for professionals. The findings of the latest unemployment report makes it difficult for job seekers to explain why they are still unemployed. With the unemployment rate at 4.6% job seekers are now faced with a shrinking job market. Being unemployed for longer than… Read more »

Why Don’t Companies Provide Feedback To Me After My Interview?

Why don’t companies provide feedback to me after my interview? This is a question job seekers often ask? What immediately comes to mind is the thought of poor business etiquette or poor soft skills on the part of the interviewer. As a job candidate you have made it to the face to face interview phase of… Read more »