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Hire for Grit, Not for Smarts. It’s Science.

When people find out I am a recruiting guy, they ask me, “What’s your favorite interview question?” People think I must have super-secret awesome questions that only recruiters know. We… Get the Rest

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3 Hard Interview Lessons Learned Johnny Football Style

Johnny "Football" Manziel just experienced the toughest interview process of his life: the NFL Draft.  After much hype about being picked #1---or at the very least going in

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Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (This question is the pits.)

If you told me at 23 that I’d be spending my St. Patrick’s Day weekend debating paint samples and watching The Talented Mr. Ripley on Netflix with my

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Random Thoughts as I Thaw Out My Brain…

Random thoughts on the work world as I thaw out from shoveling for the fourth time in a week... I really hate that some hiring managers still think there

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Talent Acquisition or Travel Agent?

My mother has become one of “them.” Later in her life and now single, she is one of those senior citizens riding around on a mongo coach bus,

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The Least Credible HR Person I Know

The least credible HR Pro I know got that way because he hired bad leaders. Period. He recruited, screened, sold and pushed misfits. It’s a surefire way to

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Access Denied: The Trouble With Coordinating Interviews

Years ago, I worked with a kick-ass HR manager named Megan. She was passionate about her job and held an MBA from an esteemed university. Meg loved everything

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Basically, My Wife Thinks I Suck At Interviewing

A rare drawback of being with my wife since I was 19 is that she’s now seen me through my “glory years.”  In fact, one of her favorite

3 Things HR looks for in employees

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It's crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence