Posts Categorized: Candidate Tips

Why Your First Impression Is So Powerful

From “The Undercover Recruiter”  First impressions throughout life are crucial. Sometimes you don’t get a second chance! A first impression can be what you wear, what gesture you make to how you act. In fact, research has shown that non-verbal cues have over 4 times more impact than anything said. Find out more in the… Read more »

It’s Not You, It’s Me; Letting Your Recruiter Down Easy

It’s bound to happen, you apply for a job that seems like a great fit, make it past the original “scrubbing” and through the interviews (congratulations) but the more you learn, the less you think you would be a great fit. Let’s talk about a few misconceptions of job hunting and some ways to use… Read more »

The anatomy of the perfect technical interview from a former Amazon VP

Original article can be found here via First Round Capital Neil Roseman is downright tired of hearing Silicon Valley companies say they “hire only the best and the brightest.” No matter how many times they say it, most still make decisions based on gut feel, basic credentials, GPAs, ivy league educations, flashy company names – even… Read more »

Degreed and Deadlocked?

It’s that time of year again, post graduation season. One of my favorite things to do around this time is to keep a pulse on who has been selected to deliver commencement speeches. I love to read these speeches, to see what the pillars of the community and business world have to offer as parting advice… Read more »

Digital Device Workplace Etiquette; It Could Cost You Your Job

Cellphones, tablets disrupt workplace etiquette CGMA Magazine By Ken Tysiac May 09 2013 Link to original story You may have learned your manners from your parents. But increasingly, your cellphone is having some influence on your etiquette. A new survey shows that the same technology that can bring people together also is separating them at… Read more »

A Job Hunting Reality Check

Recently many of my friends and colleagues have come to me with questions on what’s new and different about applying for positions in our fast paced internet driven world of HR. What’s different? Well, a lot really. I will be blunt; there are a few changes you might need to make in your application process,… Read more »

Making Your Networking Work For You (part 2)

Congrats networker, after reading part one of this blog and running a few tests at recent events, you’re almost ready to go “pro”. Now that you’re close to mastering what you need to do before and during an event, let’s talk about how to maximize your networking experience after you’ve worked your charm. 1) Make… Read more »

How to “Work” Your Networking (Part 1 of 2)

For me there are three basic pieces of networking; what you do before an event, how you conduct yourself during, and how you follow-up afterwards. Let’s start with what you do before and during an opportunity to expand your business and a few basic rules to live by to ensure the best results. Choose events… Read more »