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Behind Closed Doors

From my experience, people don’t always know what they want. Wants are too hard to articulate and we try to justify every decision. We say we want one thing, and then we are left unsatisfied. This got me thinking about the candidates I interview. As a recruiter, I am constantly trying to find that perfect fit

The Doctor is in the House

Recently, a long-time favorite show of mine came to end. House M.D. was a staple show for me to watch every Monday night. I still own every season on DVD, save for the most recent, and re-watch some from time to time. For those unfamiliar with the show, it is very much a Sherlock Holmes

Summer Lovin’ at Work and Play

Kids’ softball games three to five nights a week plus weekends. Tickets to the College World Series baseball game that starts at 4 p.m. A family vacation. Friends who spontaneously call you at work Friday morning to say they are taking off early to the lake and invite you to join them. The BBQ that

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

While studying overseas at a Korean university, I was offered a unique opportunity to travel into North Korea for a weekend. Each and every North Korean I interacted with was assigned to their city, workplace, and job by the government. The experience was and continues to be a constant reminder of both the freedoms and

What Is Your Resume Really Saying About You?

When applying for a new job, you have a very small window of time to make a first impression. In almost all cases, that first impression comes in the form of your resume. Your resume is probably the largest determining factor whether or not you will be chosen to interview for a position, or even

Did You Really Get That Degree?

One of the hottest stories in the staffing industry right now is the story of now former CEO of Yahoo, Scott Thompson.  At issue was a false academic degree listed on his resume which ultimately he did not have.  Unable to ride out the storm over this, Thompson recently resigned from Yahoo as CEO.  The

Kickin’ it Old School with “Thank You” Notes

One of your goals on the way to securing a new job should include making yourself standout in a positive light. The application and interview process has been evolving at warp speed during the past few years. While technology makes it easier than ever to apply for a job and land an interview, there is

Networking with Recruiters

The other day while covering our office phones, I gave a little chuckle while hanging up after chatting with a sales representative from an office supplies company. Not because the conversation was all that funny, but at the idea of a sales person fielding a sales call. When I get these calls I often wonder,

If You Love It So Much, Why Don’t You Marry It?

For the past 10 months, my life has pretty much consisted of helping other people find jobs and planning my wedding. I was leaving work to meet with my wedding caterer during lunch the other day and as I was walking out the door my boss said, “Remember, you have to write a blog soon.

Employees Excuses Gone Too Far

"I'm going to be a little late today.” "I forgot to send out that email." "My kids are sick...again." Regardless of the industry or where the company may be, we've all heard these excuses once or twice. But are they really excuses? When is it enough? Is it something we should move past? Sometimes employees do make