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Our Connected World Has Drastically Changed the Importance of Great Job References

By Robert Ciresi | December 20, 2018
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I have worked in search for 20 years. I have placed thousands of professionals, recruited for some of the best companies and recruited some of the best folks. My word to the wise: get some good references. LinkedIn is powerful tool that connects everyone, both good and bad. Years ago, a professional could slide by with…

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It’s Time to Rethink the Executive Cover Letter

By Mark Morek | December 20, 2018
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It’s true: cover letters have faced some harsh criticism in the recent past. Plenty of people claim that recruiters and hiring managers won’t even read a submitted cover letter. There are some stats to back this up: Almost half of job seekers opted not to submit a cover letter in their most recent job application.…

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Here Are the Top Things to Look for in a Job Offer, According to the Experts

By Robert Ciresi | December 12, 2018
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So, you’ve tackled the phone screen and impressed hiring managers during in-person meetings. At long last, you’ve received an offer! This is an exciting milestone in a job search, no matter how experienced a candidate you are. Once you’ve been extended a job offer, there are a few important aspects to examine before accepting or…

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Why You Should Approach Your Next Job Interview Like a Doctor

By Mark Morek | November 20, 2018
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Job interviews are an opportunity to tell an employer all about yourself, your successes, your skills, your goals, and your desire to work for their company, right? Kind of… The best interviewees do share this information, but they do so while also aiming to solve the hiring company’s key problems. Aside from just asking questions…

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How to Find an Executive Level Job in a New City

By Mark Morek | November 8, 2018
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Hunting for a job is usually not an easy task. The struggles are multiplied when you’re searching in a new city. Before moving, you’ll be traveling for interviews and negotiating from a distance. Then, relocating (perhaps with a family)—it can be a big undertaking. If you need to relocate and find a new job, use…

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10 Ways to Make a Good Impression During a Phone Interview

By Mark Morek | August 28, 2018
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Many job seekers dislike phone interviews because the barrier between interviewer and interviewee can lead to talking over one another, misreading signals, and having less opportunity to gauge personality. Employers, though, see many benefits in conducting phone interviews. A key advantage is that they can quickly screen candidates before spending the time to talk in-person.…

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