Frankly Speaking

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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Tales of The Entitled Job Seeker

We all know people like this.  We meet them at networking events and dinner parties. We listen to their stories and empathize with their unsuccessful job search efforts. So, we recommend them for job openings, or we carve out time to interview them, and sometimes we even

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Oh, the places I’ll go… if I could just get that interview!

“So, do you think I’m marketable?” I can’t tell you how many times I’m asked this question.  Whether it be by recent grads entering the workforce, by working professionals with exceptional credentials and solid experience, by unemployed folks actively seeking their next role, and by entrepreneurs trying

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When You Least Expect It

“When you least expect it.” Those go-to, sage words of wisdom that people inevitably share with you when you’re feeling single and alone, or panicked because business is slow, or when you are just in an overall life rut.  They say it with that reassuring smile like

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Ctrl + Alt + Delete

So, here we are. Entering into the final two weeks of 2012. I started this blog at the beginning of this year- Leap Day, to be exact – and my, oh my, how unknowingly symbolic that actually was. This year has been full of leaps that 10

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