Candidates often assume they are going to have a typical job interview experience with a recruiter. They begin by preparing their “elevator pitch” and 5-year career path statement. Though we care about your goals, we have already reviewed your resume and compared it with the job in question. That’s why we are reaching out to…

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Most interviews end with someone asking the question, “Do you have a question?” Many people make the mistake in an interview by not taking advantage of that opportunity to impress the interviewer with your intelligence and business acumen etc. Many people feel like they get to the end of the interview and when asked if…

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Many companies are still asking the question in an interview. Where do you see yourself in three years or five years? Not too many are asking about 10 years anymore. But, it’s really the question about where do you see yourself moving and what are your goals. The answer to that question that I found…

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Soft Skills In today’s competitive job market, having experience and an education speaks volumes to potential employers. Yet, that won’t necessarily land you the job. For some, the term soft skills bring to mind the general adaptability and office etiquette organizations require. But, what if that was merely scratching the surface of where you should…

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Where do you see yourself?

Soft Close – Candidate Always go for a soft close at the end of an interview. Traditionally you would have been told to ask for the job. Say, something like, “thank you so much for your time today. I want you to know that I’m very interested in this position.”. So, that’s a little outdated.…

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Consider Relocation

I can’t begin to count the number of times, over the 20 plus years I’ve been involved with recruiting, of when I call someone about an opportunity, which might involve relocation, they think about it for a day or two and come back to say: “You know Jeff? It sounds like the perfect opportunity; great…

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Pursuing Your Passions

Jeff’s Tips (Pursuing Your Passions) Once again, today I heard someone give a young student the advice –“find out what you love or what you have a passion for and decide to pursue that”, in terms of a career. And, I don’t think that’s good advice to give young students or even maybe young professionals;…

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Jeff’s Tips: I was helping a candidate prepare for a phone interview today. The most important thing that I wanted to make them aware of is that you have a very limited time to make an impression. A phone interview, you of course, can’t see the body language, know if you’ve said enough, or if…

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