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RANT: Can we please retire “Tell me about yourself…”?

I hopped on a panel yesterday with the fine folks over at Recruiting Blogs and Lever where we covered the ‘ins and outs’ of improving interviewing internally through training, resource… Get the Rest

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How To Tell If Your Job Candidate Is Only Looking For A Fling

I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t write an “HR” blog---I write a relationship advice column. I’ve helped you recognize when you’re in a rebound situation,

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The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do

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How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Yes, I'm proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete

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The Worst Recruiting Job

I worked for a few clients early in my career who “just wanted a body.” In their minds, anyone was better than no one.  Bad breath better than

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Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

"Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?" "Give me 5 minutes---let me look over her résumé again." Looking at this candidate's background, it's clear that I better

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5 Signs Your New Hire Is Using You As A Rebound Job

Okay, how many of you out there have ever been in a rebound relationship? And by rebound I mean someone else was using you as their rebound. Come

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The Ten “Apply Now” Commandments

We're all feeling the same thing here... candidates are different today than they were yesterday. We need to interact with them differently. We need to recognize that they

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September 11, 2015.

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I

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VIDEO: William Tincup on Using Technology In Workforce Succession Planning

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” series, Tim Sackett chats via video with William Tincup, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, on the latest science (or lack thereof)