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Why Lie?

Why do people lie on their resumes? As a recruiter, it makes no sense to me. More and more we are noticing people who “inflate” their skills, add a fake degree and/or increase their length of time at their last employer on their resume. The sad thing is, for the most part, they don’t have…

What you say IS what you get

Have you ever listened to what people say? I mean, really listened? Over the last few years I have begun to pay attention to the language that people use in their job hunt and how it directly correlates to their effectiveness or lack of effectiveness in finding a job. What I have begun to notice…

The Power of Perspective

A few months back, right before the holidays, I had received a call from a job seeker who was referred to me. She was rather distraught that she had just been laid off right before Thanksgiving. She had a great resume with good stability and I told her not to worry, that I would do…

Top 5 Reasons to Temp while you Job Hunt

I was recently speaking with an unemployed legal secretary who said that she was unaware of the benefits of temping while she was unemployed. She asked me what the major benefits of temping were and I told her I would post a list on my blog for her.  Below are my top 5 reasons to…

Committed but not Attached

I just got out of a two day meditation retreat where the focus of the retreat was letting go and not being attached to circumstances or outcomes. How often in our lives do we let time slip past us because we are waiting for whatever outcome is next? When we get to work, we are…

Defensiveness + Unaccountability = UNEMPLOYMENT

A big complaint that I have heard repeatedly from clients regarding both temporary and full time employees is that employees are being defensive and/or not taking responsibility for their actions. I often hear clients say that someone is “combative” and does not respond well to criticism or feedback. The other thing I have been hearing…

It is never too late…

Last night I went out to dinner with an old friend who I had not seen in over a year. I was shocked and amazed when I walked in the door to the restaurant and saw that my friend had lost close to 100 pounds! She was literally half the woman she used to be…

Top 10 Simplest Reasons people have been Fired

Having been a recruiter for close to ten years now, I have come across every reason in the book for which people have been fired. In many cases, being fired is warranted, but in some unfortunate cases such as forwarding an inappropriate joke or email, the employee can be caught off guard.  Below is my…

Top 10 Silliest Reasons people have been Fired

Having been a recruiter for close to ten years now, I have come across every reason in the book for which people have been fired. In many cases, being fired is warranted, but in some unfortunate cases such as forwarding an inappropriate joke or email, the employee can be caught off guard.  Below is my…

Buying Time with Multiple Offers

A recent occurrence that we have been seeing is job seekers getting multiple offers at once. This is a great trend in the market because it is an indicator that the economy is improving, but it comes with a downside: many job seekers have no idea how to effectively handle more than one offer at…

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