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2010.07.28

You've been hard at work this week scheduling appointments.  Good work. Take a break this afternoon and go shopping.  What for you ask? Well do you want to stand out from the crowded applicant pool when there are over two hundred applicants who need to be ...

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2010.07.13

Many people in the industrial sector haven't a clue how to dress for a job interview.  And when one does....it totally excites the Staffing Expert and puts the candidate to the top of the list when all else is equal. But what works in making a ...

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2010.06.23

Blue Collar Interview Killers 1)     Dress like you don’t care, or are going fishing/hunting. Make sure the baseball cap you wear is dirty, or has “Bud Light” on it (Patch or smell), or even worse: “New York Yankees”. Don’t shave, makes you look macho. 2)     Pour that ...

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2010.06.21

No, a job interview is not an opportunity to have a group outing!  Seriously?   Are you kidding me?   How serious are you about getting a job or is this just something to do to fill your day before your nail appointment with your girlfriends?  Or ...

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2010.05.05

Current, previous and desired. What are/were you making, and (of course) What Do You Want? It comes up in an online application (leave it blank), a phone screen, first interview and on the part of the pre-screener (recruiter) in their first conversation with you, and after ...

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2010.05.04

You can NEVER recreate a first impression.  Never! And when that ever elusive first interview comes your way you better be ready to make the best impression possible. Needless to say, your first impression (leaving out your appearance which will be discussed in a later blog) ...

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2010.04.21

And why your career is going nowhere. You are not being “Fully Present”. Is there any doubt in your mind that the little kitty in the picture is TOTALLY focused on the task at hand?  What do you think the odds are that the task will be ...

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2010.03.24

NO CELL PHONES FOR INTERVIEWS!! If you want to make sure you conduct a poor phone interview with a recruiter or hiring authority, use your cell phone. Yes, I’m an old guy. I was around when phones were the “finger in the dial” kind. It made texting ...

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2010.03.08

Weirdest Job Seeker Stunts What would you do to get your dream job? Bribe the employer with food or gifts? Hit on the hiring manager? Become a stalker? Job seekers will do almost anything to stand out among the competition. There is no length a candidate won't ...