7 of My Favorite Tips for How to Attend a Networking Event

Finding the Right people Networking events can be a real waste of time, and this from a man who attends many.  Most of your ideal targets are NOT there.  Financial advisers, insurance salesmen, and sometimes staffing firm sales guys—yikes!—may waste your

Help! My Recruiter Keeps Wasting My Time with Crappy Candidates

What should your recruiter be doing for you?  What really is their role in the process and what do you need to contribute to ensure their success? Your recruiter should provide 3 primary functions.  First, they should assist you with

How to Market Yourself! (Yes, I’m talking to you, Hiring Manager!)

Why job descriptions are not enough to get you great talent If you’ve looked for a job in the past decade, you’ve surely come upon articles like this one, that extol the virtues of a job seeker finding creative ways to

6 Steps to Handling the Verbal Offer

So you made it through the interview process, and your old boss just sent you an email saying someone from your new potential employer called them for a reference. Soon you expect you’ll be getting a call from them to extend

4 Steps to Closing Your Next Interview Like A Pro

The end of an interview is a lost opportunity for many.  You may have read interview coaching materials that suggest that ask you close out the interview by asking for the job, but clearly they don’t mean for you to ask,

Learn Your DISC Profile to Improve Communication

This week we thought we’d share some insight on one of the best ways we’ve found to improve the effectiveness of our work communication. If you ever visited our offices (you know the corner office with the view of the

The Ultimate Way to Ask Questions in Your Next Interview

A great interview will often feel like a comfortable conversation and will flow back and forth between the candidate and the interviewer.  This is not always the case of course, but helping the interviewer to feel comfortable that they will work well with

The First 10 Minutes of the Interview Matter Most

A great interview will often feel like a comfortable conversation and will flow back and forth between the candidate and the interviewer. This is not always the case of course, but helping the interviewer to feel comfortable that they will

4 Key Steps to Prepare to Win Next Interview

There are a million things that could be done to prepare for an interview, but most of the interview preparation articles I read focus on what I would call “Interview 101” and fail to address the critical step of setting yourself apart.  If

Who Do I Know: How Linkedin Can Help You Find Your Next Great Employee

Whenever a new position opens up on their team, a good manager always asks themselves, “Who do I know?” Of course our first thought would be to go with someone familiar, perhaps even someone we’ve worked with successfully in the

A Better Resume: Evidence of Your Work Performance

Employers value results and getting things done, and it’s important that your resume speaks to your experience and provides evidence that you are a results-oriented producer in the workplace. So use the questions and guidance below to brainstorm for some

Prove It: An Interview Strategy

There are loads of resources available on the web about what to say, what not to say, preparing to interview a candidate, legal and illegal questions, etc., so there is no need for us to reiterate the basics here. This