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What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

We all have them—those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10 of… Get the Rest

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The Secret to Getting Hired

I’ve never gotten a job by applying for a position through an Applicant Tracking System. Never. Ever. The reality is most positions in organizations are filled around the ATS.

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Buyer’s Market Says, “Aim High”

The candidate market right now includes an incredibly talented group of people, maybe more so than at any point in our history. One natural off-shoot of this condition is

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How Recruiters Get Promoted

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life

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What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually

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The 5 Ps of Delivery

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’m just getting around to writing my post for today. I originally carved out time in my week to draft it the

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5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they've become an annual

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I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That's why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they'll sponsor posts like this one, allowing

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My Taylor Swift Letter To The Exec Who Rejected Us

I had an executive turn down an offer from us quite a while ago. My initial, immature reaction: "Bastard." I’m kidding, of course. A little. I was angry and

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HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows