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Category Archives: Hiring Advice

Want a New Job in 2017? Think Like a Recruiter!
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers, Resume, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, many people will examine their career progress and choices and decide it’s time to make a change. If you plan to be one of the millions of Americans who begins 2017 with a search for a new and/or better job, I have one piece of advice I want you to consider. Rather than thinking like a job seeker ...
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Summer Job Searches: Wasteful or Worthwhile?
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
August is here and an eerie quiet across Chicago, in your neighborhood or workplace, will confirm it. It may be serious vacation season, but is it time to take a vacation from job searching? Many professionals ask me this question as they enjoy the lighter workloads and shorter work hours that mid and late summer sometimes offers. ...
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#4TechDiversity & Why Sharing Shortcomings Matters
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Talent Comments: 0
I have been humbled several times during the process of exploring diversity and inclusion since McCann Partners launched the #4TechDiversity blog series in January. Even the title of the series, which uses only diversity, is a reminder of how much I have learned from the thought and business leaders who shared their ideas here over the last six mon ...
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Tech Networking in Chicago
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Chicago Events, Hiring Advice, Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Growth in online networking and high demand for tech talent beyond the borders of IT mean that incorporating both digital and in-person engagement into your professional outreach is the best way to build a career network that will take you places. ...
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Hiring Manager Pet Peeves: 6 Mistakes to Avoid
Category: Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process Comments: 0
Whether its candidates arriving late for interviews, failing to do adequate research prior to an interview, or having their cell phone ring in the middle of a meeting – there are many fatal errors that job seekers make, which can grate the nerves of experienced recruiters and hiring managers alike. As a recruiter with over 20 years of experience, ...
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Why Your Company Should Be Hiring Veterans
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
An increasing number of veterans are re-entering the workforce every year. Many companies recognize the intrinsic benefits of hiring former military – leadership, skills, education, training, values, etc. However, some companies are unsure how to go about recruiting veterans. In honor of our servicemen and women on Veterans Day, we reached out ...
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A Hiring Manager’s Checklist: Six Essential Steps Before You Interview
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Business is booming, but you are struggling to keep up. A sure sign that your company needs to hire more people, right? Before you post a job description and start interviewing, there are a number of things that need to take place. From establishing internal buy-in to selecting your interview team, the six steps below will ensure your company is we ...
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How many interviews is too many? Finding the sweet spot for the interview process.
Category: Dating & Job Interviewing, Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Would you marry someone after the first date? Probably not. However, ten years into dating seems a bit excessive, right? Just like in the dating world, many employers struggle with finding the sweet spot in the interview process. When do you know a candidate is right for your organization? Too few interviews may not give your organization enough ti ...
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Prepare for the Interview or BUST!
Category: Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Interview Preparation, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The interview is one of – if not the most important step in the job search process. If you are in the job market, you understand (I hope) the importance of interview preparation. However, many job seekers get lazy about interview preparation and, in-turn, end up sabotaging themselves and their careers by not being fully prepared. ...
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