Frankly Speaking

When Gifts Arrive in Unexpected Packages

Ever since we can remember, we were taught to wish, pray and dream about the things we really, really wanted.  As kids, we just figured that if we blew out all of the birthday candles in one breath, or left the best cookies and milk for Santa,

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The Blessing and The Curse of Loyalty

Loyalty. It’s one of those untouchable, selfless, highest-on-the-list-of-importance values that everyone strives for in any relationship. Whether it be in the workplace, with a spouse, or within our circles of friends – we often use the word “loyal” to describe those we hold most precious to us.

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Chasing Your Future

Admittedly, I’ve been a little MIA from the blogosphere recently.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything good to share –that’s hardly the case in my world. But, every time I sat down to put my thoughts to the keyboard, my mind started racing in a million different

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The Talent Drought

I’m sure that many of you are wondering where I might be going with this “forecast” when unemployment numbers are higher than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.  But, just as the great recession storm blew in with great force leaving many jobless with little warning, the

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When Is “When?”

“I’ll look for a new job when…” “I’ll go on that vacation when…” “I’ll go to the gym when…” “I’ll start my own business when…” Sound familiar?  Yeah, to me, too.  Perhaps it’s because I have a birthday coming up and I’m in the mode of assessing

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Frankly, It’s Friday: Job Numbers Day

It’s the first Friday of the month. For most, it’s just like any other Friday – focused on getting through one more day of the work week to enjoy a short, well-deserved break.  For me, it’s another one of those Fridays where I wake up, glued to

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Job Dating

Job Dating.  Essentially, that’s what it is, isn’t it? As a recruiter, I hear all of the crazy and outrageous things that people do during the job search/interview process. While it all seems like common sense, you’d be surprised at the things people do to sabotage their

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Frankly…It’s Friday

TGIF, right?  I don’t know about yours, but my week has been action-packed. I’m ready for the weekend.  Here are some of my take-aways from the week. 1. Patience is a virtue. Do you remember life before your iphone..or even before the Zach Morris mobile phone?  Okay,

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Over the weekend, I was at a coffee shop with a friend catching-up and doing some work when the man sitting beside us butted into our conversation.  Now, I had secretly been observing him and listening to him talk to the other patrons all morning – but

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A couple of months ago, I was working with a very senior-level candidate who was seeking her next big challenge.  She had been with her company for more than three years, but over the past year and half, she’d found herself at a professional crossroads. She’d had

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