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…

The top 10 ways to find your Dream Job

Below are the top 10 things you can do to find your dream job: Start by knowing what you want (create a Wishlist and be specific!) Set a statement of intent and do your daily declaration at least once a day (the Mental side of your job search) Watch your language (avoid words like “hope”,…

Top 10 Ways to Get Blacklisted

Refuse to test Complain about the application and/or refuse to fill out the application No show for an interview without being in communication Lie on your resume, on your application or during your interview Complain to HR or complain to company representatives about anything related to interview process Not respond to phone calls and be…

How can Evidence Make your Case Stronger?

If you have ever worked with an attorney or known an attorney, you are more than likely aware of how critical evidence is to an attorney’s ability to win a case. I have yet to meet an attorney who was able to win a case without strong evidence. So what does job hunting have to…

Proper Preparation

As we all know, no attorney has ever won a case without proper preparation. In continuing our conversation of how being effective at interviewing is like being an attorney, we now touch on why preparation is one of the three most critical elements to making your case stronger. Over the years I have prepared thousands…

How is being a job seeker like being an attorney?

In both situations you are trying to make a strong case. In the case of the attorney, the attorney is putting forth a strong case based on evidence as to why their client should prevail on a particular matter. In the case of the job seeker, the job seeker is putting forth the case as…

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