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The Beauty of an Interview

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 Eye of the Beholder

I don’t know who coined the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," nor is it particularly relevant to this discussion. The point is you’ve heard that phrase a number of times in your lifetime, and it carries across from those admiring a number of situations – architecture, nature, watching kids play at a playground. It’s all relative.  The same can be said about your interview process.

I can’t tell you how many people think they’ve ‘aced’ an interview, when in reality, they over shot, or overestimated how well they did. I won’t go as far to call it arrogance, but there’s a fine line between being just confident

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I'd Rather Be

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I’d rather be fishing, golfing, swimming, sitting on a beach, hanging with my family/friends, watching a game on TV, shopping, sleeping, etc.  These are the quick responses to what would you rather be doing if you didn’t have to work or be at work?

For purposes of what we do, this piece is slanted to those who don’t have a job, but are trying to find the right one. Certainly you have your own questions about what it means to find a job you love. Perhaps you had one?

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Getting the Call

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Getting the Call

Dear Job Seeker,

In the old days, applicants would receive a post card, a note, letter, or even an email indicating that their resume had been received, what the timeline was, etc.  It would provide an indication of where you fit in the funnel of other job seekers.

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Calling All Bluffs

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I have a close friend I play cards with every so often. We make fun of him because he is always saying that he doesn’t bluff. It’s a point that’s argued left and right. He might not bluff, that doesn’t mean that often enough, he doesn’t make a poor bet, or get an unlucky hand, or get ‘rivered.’ It just brought to mind the number of people who like to bluff on their resume, or during their interview.

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How Do We Find You?

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Where will you sit?

It’s always interesting to me to look outside the box and look at our recruiting world through the eyes of others. I was having a meeting with several other professionals about what we do and we were discussing job boards, and how recruiters find people. We take it for granted that every job seeker knows exactly what to do and how to be found.

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