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5 Easy Steps to Organize Your Job Search

I was the guest speaker for the annual Student Night program of an accounting association. It was a privilege to present to the membership organization and local students from the University of Maryland, NOVA, Marymount, and George Mason. Asked to address the group on a career-related topic, I decided a relevant subject would be “Jump…

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Recruiters: Who We Are and Why You Should Consider Working with One.

As someone who has hired for your team or organization, have you ever partnered with a recruiter? Some of you might not know exactly what we do, but there are several reasons we believe you should consider engaging with an external recruiting firm. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters help connect job seekers with potential…

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Uncovering the Best Candidates from Day One

The language used in a job posting plays a crucial role in attracting qualified candidates. Additionally, well-crafted postings can subtly imply to less qualified individuals that this may not be the suitable opportunity for them. When writing job postings, take the following steps to receive applications and resumes from the candidate audience you are trying…

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Finding Good Company Culture

These days it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market, combined with the technological advancements in recruiting, have made it easier to access new opportunities. These days, it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market,…

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Yes, your subjectivity affects new hires!

While the onus is on candidates to perform at their best during job interviews, it’s up to you to determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit for the available position. Without a well-crafted selection process, you and your peers may evaluate interviewees subjectively instead of objectively. Unknowingly, many managers and HR professionals…

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One Action Item You Should Be Doing After Every Interview

After every interview, consider spending about 20 minutes to collect and write down all your thoughts.  Focus your notes on the candidate’s unique answers, body language, the flow of conversation, and anything else that could be interesting or important, including possible red flags. This will make it easier for you to recall the details of each interview…