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Posted by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 12:11pm 5 Comments

Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.

So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…

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How Elon Musk Hires: 9-to-5ers Need Not Apply

Posted by Paul Petrone on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am 1 Comment

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons…

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How to Destroy Your Career Without Trying

Posted by Barbara Goldman on February 23, 2015 at 3:58pm 3 Comments

I am not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Here's the scenario:

Sarah is currently making $68,000 and not in a management position. She started interviewing because she wants management, opportunity, and a different company culture.   Her company is large and structured in a way that limits her opportunities at the local level. She doesn't see herself going corporate, but currently reports to corporate, and is not happy with the reporting structure. 

Our…

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New recruiting sites: the startups just keep coming

Posted by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 24, 2015 at 8:30am 3 Comments

I admit - even after doing these roundups of new and unusual recruiting-related sites for many years - it's a bit overwhelming. Last time out, I pointed out 8 sites that I thought were pretty interesting. Well, it's barely 3 months later and I have…

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5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

Posted by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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My Job Seeking Experience

Posted by Johnny Andrews on February 21, 2015 at 2:27pm 6 Comments

I knew finding a job was hard work, but I had never imagined that it would be this hard.  I have always believed in creating my own source of income, working for myself, and running the business how I wanted it to be ran. Sure I worked part time at a few grocery stores for extra money, but for the most part, I have always created my own source of income.  Over this past year however, I decided that I would have to get a "real" job, because I no longer had enough money to continue building my…

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