ABC: Always Be Closing…Your Candidates?

If you’ve spent at least three days in sales you’ve probably heard the phrase, “ABC: Always Be Closing.” This phrase was uttered by Alec Baldwin in cult classic Glengarry Glen Ross, which was an adaptation of the screenplay written by David Mamet. Hearing the phrase gives people the impression of the overly pushy and aggressive sales person who is willing to stop at nothing to win a deal.

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Communication is the Key to Victory!

Communication is the key to any relationship that you have. It is especially important when you are looking for a job and working with a staffing service. When you work with Celebrity Staff, here’s the interview process we follow:

a) You apply for a position with us
b) We call you to set up an interview
c) We ask you to complete an application and assessments
d) You come in and interview
e) We search for a position that matches your skills

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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 to look the part, you were taken more seriously and it seemed easier and faster to land a job.

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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 and a good portion of those interviews I have heard the candidate talking bad about the company and/or manager.

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Do I Have to Kiss and Tell My Salary?

A co-worker sent me an article last week written by Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace, entitled, “What Did You Earn At Your Last Job?” The article made the argument that job seekers shouldn’t have to disclose their current or previous compensation with any hiring official. The article states, “Your personal financial information is your own business. It’s no one else’s business. There is never any reason to share your past earnings with people you don’t know.”

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