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Turn Your Bad Blood into Mad Love

It's Monday morning, you wake up, another week to be started. Except you dread going into work, not because of the morning commute or even that you dislike your job, but because there is that one person you just cannot stand.

Selling Yourself: Not Just For Presidential Candidates

Well, it’s that time of year again. Football has taken over lives, pumpkin flavored everything is on the shelves, and presidential candidates on both sides of the political fence are hot on the campaign trail.

No, I Will Not Network With You!

Every week you go to the same networking group with the same people, and every week you give the same 30 second elevator speech. You may have rehearsed and rewritten it about 20 times to get it just right.

A Recruiters Golden Rule: Don’t Burn Bridges

One lesson I learned young, and have preached to anyone who will listen is a simple one, "don't burn bridges." I'm not just referring to bosses. I'm talking about subordinates, co-workers, an interviewer that may not hire you, or even a client you meet while on the job.

Be Appealing: Simplicity is Best

Remember back in the day when companies would be willing to do interviews without scheduling appointments? Those were the times when trust and credibility were most easily attained. The times when wearing a business suit had a major impact on your professional evaluation and the decision makers performing that judgement. If you took the time

Four Things You Should Avoid During an Interview

I am an intern at one of the Midwest’s leading staffing and human capital companies. I am very grateful to learn so much about such a fascinating and expanding field and to get to work with some amazing individuals. I get the opportunity to meet and help hire many unique and talented people every day

Shhh, Be Careful What You Say!

Do you know a person who has an excuse or complains about everything? When you talk to this person do you want to say “shhh”? I often wonder what a person feels they are gaining when they talk bad about other people or companies. I have done countless interviews in my time as a manager

Why Cancelling / Rescheduling an Interview is better Than a No-call, No-show

“Can I cancel my interview?” “What should I do? I have an interview scheduled and I can’t make it.” These are questions candidates frequently ask. Some people would rather just do a no-call, no-show than actually call the employer to cancel. The one thing employers want to advise candidates on is that you are NOT

Stuck in a Rut? What Can You Do?

We all have those days, weeks, or sometimes even months where we get stuck in a rut at work and don’t know what to do. I recently read an article “7 Secrets to Get You Out of Your Career Rut” that gave me a variety of things that I could do to get out of

Making a Lasting Impression

Everyone will make a first impression, but only a few will make a lasting impression. So what really does a lasting impression come down to? Many say appearance. Few will say how you made them feel. In my opinion, they are both correct.