new year

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Happy 2016, FOT Nation! Ring in the year’s first new week with these 5 must-reads: 1.New Year, New Wages: On January 1st, laws raising the minimum wage in 12 states go… Get the Rest

career advice

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

It's that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It's bull. It's actually the worst time to be doing any

never forget

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


Employment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager

I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers


3 Ways To A Championship Interview

Interview blunders.  We all have the stories.  One of my recent favorites: Guy candidate who couldn't hold it any longer went #2 in the urinal vs. waiting for a

Stalking candidates

How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Our Candidates?

So, I've just dropped in my post for my favorite tools and gizmos of 2014 and I think there's something to be said about the Connectifier, 360Social, and

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The Resume Wasteland

"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."  Wall

5 faces

Recruit Like A Marketer: Add These 5 Marketers To Your Headcount

If you’ve read it in a blog post once, you’ve seen it re-tweeted, re-shared and re-posted 1000x. Recruiting=marketing. Or to some degree, recruiters should adopt elements of marketing


RECRUITER RECHARGE: How to Hire a Recruiter – Look for Macgyverisms

Editor's Note - Welcome to the Recruiter Recharge, a new series we're kicking off in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we'll do


FOT List: The Top 5 Recruiters Who Are Great Marketers

Everybody loves lists.  Tim Sackett hates them.  But now that he's on them, he hates them less. We've got a webinar tomorrow at FOT called "The Recruiter Makeover: 7