Frankly Speaking

Online Profiles: Are you Putting Your Professional Face Forward?

Do you have an online professional profile? Did you spend hours crafting your bio, sharing exciting details of your job history, and highlighting all of your skills and accomplishments to showcase your unique and amazing career journey? Of course you did. Because you want to do everything

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Slacking Already? 5 Ways to Stick To Your New Career Resolutions

Just a few weeks ago, you took some quality quiet time for yourself to reflect – perhaps at your favorite coffee shop, or snuggled on the couch with your cat and some tea, or while laying out on the beach on your paradise vacation. As you thought

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Disengaged Employees: Is It THEM or Is It YOU?

“Employee Engagement” – the new buzz-term popping up in HR departments, business journals, and company meetings everywhere as companies are scrambling to retain their talent in this new candidate-driven market.  According to a recent study by Saba and, one-third of the US workforce will make a

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Vacation Time – Today’s Guilty Pleasure?

Post By Connor Hanrahan: Summer Intern, LBF Recruitment Strategies   The International Labour Organization (ILO) found, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.” “The average paid vacation time

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Pre-Counteroffers: Why All of Your Top Employees Should Be Getting Them

There is no doubt about it. The job is market healthier than it’s been in years and hiring is HOT! According to MarketWatch’s Jeffry Bartash’s report last week, “The U.S. economy has slowed down by almost every measure except for perhaps the most crucial one: jobs.” But while your company

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Employers: Who is Fighting YOUR War For Talent?

More jobs. Fewer qualified candidates. Faster interview processes. Bigger salary increases. Premature promotions. Multiple offers. Counteroffers. It’s here and we are all feeling it. Your business is growing. You need to hire more top talent ASAP. You post a job description on LinkedIn. You get some responses,

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8 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search

You so are eager to find a new job, but you can’t seem to get anywhere with your search.  Could it be you? Are you getting in your own way of landing your dream job? Here are eight ways that candidates sabotage their own job searches –

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The 5 Golden Rules of Networking

Picture it: Early morning coffee at your neighborhood café. You hop on LinkedIn to update your profile with the new job that you are excited to start the next day. Within minutes, you receive a Facebook message from…wait, who is THAT? Oh, yeah, an old classmate from

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Career Tradeoffs: What Are You Willing To Give Up?

Yes, you can have it all. But can you have it all at once? Robert was at a crossroads. After four years at the same company, he needed a change.  But, not just a job change, a career change. He had joined the company right after college,

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5 Reasons You Weren’t Invited Back For Another Interview

“The hiring manager and I had such a great conversation! The chemistry was totally there, and the job is PERFECT for me.  I know I would be a great fit at the company – the culture is awesome. I can’t understand why they didn’t call me back

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