What are recruiters and how/when should you use one?

The other day I had the opportunity to interview an agency recruiter associate on my “Get Yourself the Job” podcast as to what an agency recruiter is and is not. A lot of people are confused on whether they should utilize an agency recruiter as part of their job search strategy, as well as how/when…

Do you know how to “Future Talk” your way into your dream job?

One of my dear friends, Joey Primiani, who also happens to be a very successful entrepreneur, was just on my Podcast and shared with me how he “Future Talked” his way into his first job at Google. So what is “Future Talking” and how can you use it to land the job of your dreams?…

How do you negotiate a raise in this market?

I have exciting news for anyone out there who is currently in the market for a new position. The market has flipped. That is right! For the first time in over eight years, the market has flipped from an “EMPLOYER” market to an “EMPLOYEE” market. So what does this mean for job seekers? It is…

How can you tell when your career has passed its expiration date?

In 2009 when the market first crashed, I remember being interviewed by ABC News in San Jose on Labor Day about what a job seeker should do after having been with a company for 10-20 years and then getting laid off? The answer I gave them then, still holds true now. You have two choices:…

How can you tell if your current job is hurting your overall career?

How can you tell if your current job is hurting your overall career? When you think of your career as playing a hand of poker, sometimes you need to know when to fold so that you can win the overall game. Many of us play bad hands that we are dealt, which can hurt our…

What are the top 5 reasons people get fired/don’t get hired?

The top five reasons people do NOT get hired and/or get FIRED: 1) Poor Performance- Attitude can make a big difference in people who are poor performers, but can only go so far if you are consistently making mistakes. 2) Complaining/sense of entitlement-I often hear from my clients that they are tired of hearing their…

How employable are you?

As employers ramp up their 2014 hiring, the question is: are you the one who they are going to hire this year? In order to make yourself the most desirable applicant in this market there are a few things that you can do: 1) Brush up on your technological skills. Websites like: lynda.com and youtube.com…

30/30/30 Social Media Rule

I was recently asked how to be effective at interacting with people who you are connected to on your various social media accounts. Below is a synopsis of the 30/30/30 rule that will have you be more effective at interacting with the people who you are connected to: The first 30% of your time should…

A Picture is Worth…

Social media is quickly becoming more and more accessible to employers to do their research on you before you even go in for an interview. Technically, employers are not “supposed” to check you out on your various social media sites, but let us be honest, they do! One of the first things an employer will…

Is December a good time to look for a job?

YES! Many people think that the holidays are the worst time of year to look for a position because everyone is on vacation and/or waiting for their holiday bonus. I have found the contrary to be true. Some of my best months as a recruiter have been in the months of November and December. I…

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