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How to Write a Resume for the 80K Professional

Added by Amos on February 1, 2013 at 1:53pm — 12 Comments

Celebrate LinkedIn’s Milestone With A Free Profile Picture Enhancement

2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark.

Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker.

The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience.

The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition.

So how do you tap into the vast…

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Added by Amos on January 21, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Things candidates do to market themselves out of a job opportunity

I read an interesting article today about ways that people market themselves out of a job.

I'm curious to hear whats the oddest way you have seen a candidate drop the ball to get themselves kicked out of the running or shortlist!


Source:

http://www.resumetemplates101.com/blog/do-not-market-yourself-out-of-this-job-opportunity/

Added by Amos on March 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)

As headhunters were taught early that counter offers are bad and we need to make sure we explain to our candidates the pitfalls of excepting them. Obviously the time we put into a search can never be replaced or compensated for if one is on a contingent assignment. It might hurt our wallets more then our pride when they are excepted -  not all counter offers are bad, and some are really great for our candidates careers and…

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Added by Amos on November 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — 63 Comments

Would you – and should you – put your mobile or business number on your LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn has become a significant part of your job search strategy. So, we tried to write a lot about it, especially in the last few weeks. But this is an interesting question regarding how people make use of this increasingly popular professional networking tool. And we set out to find the answer. Recently, we polled active LinkedIn users – and professionals ranging across different… Continue

Added by Amos on May 16, 2011 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

Need to get out of the office for an interview? We'll show you how...

In my years of headhunting top talent I’ve helped candidates come up with Quirky Sneaky, Desperate, Slightly Kooky, Yet Effective Ways to leave the office, (in the middle of the day) - especially for demanding executives that need to meet them asap. Here are 10 of my favorites...

 

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Added by Amos on April 14, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Job interview excuses from candidates who have been called to interview during the work day (9-5)

Are doctor appointments still the standard?

 

Some of the most tenacious recruiters I know can get candidates to meet a clients whim, last minute, for what ever reason.

 

What has been the weirdest/best excuse you've heard of lately? (might have even recommended)

Added by Amos on March 18, 2011 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

How do you explain Linkedin to people who never heard of it (yes they do exsist) all in one sentence please.

Client: No I never heard of Linkedin – What is it exactly? How do you spell that?…

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Added by Amos on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 23 Comments

Take my socks please! A lesson on dressing for success to your next interview.

I’ll never forget the Sci-Fi story about the World ending because of the leading

characters’ dirty fingernails. Talk about leaving a lasting impression….



It reminds me of a more personal story when I first began in this industry; better

known to me then as “headhunting” circa 1995. Like a bright eyed novice I was

eager to serve my clients and candidates above and beyond the…

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Added by Amos on May 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

What end of the talent pool are you in?

It is sink or swim out in the job market today. Whether laid-off or gainfully employed, I often ask my candidates about their key motivation during a job search – these are the top four answers:



1. A new career path



2. Better/Fair compensation



3. Reached a career plateau



4. Feel unappreciated



Another seemingly irrelevant question I ask is the following: What is the biggest misconception your peers have about you?



As a… Continue

Added by Amos on February 1, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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