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A Recruiter’s Tips for A Great Interview Experience

July 8th, 2014 by AmyM
Interviewing can be stressful. I’m often asked for interview tips. Below are some guidelines that I use when I prep candidates for job interviews. While being prepared is probably the most important tip I could give any candidate, you will also want to keep the following in mind: Be on time but not TOO early. [...]

Three Steps To Surviving A Job You Hate

May 8th, 2014 by AmyM
Are you looking for a new job but stuck in one you hate until you find it? You’re not alone. Believe it or not, looking or otherwise, millions of people go to work in jobs they hate every day. Here are three steps to survive the job you hate so you can find the job [...]

Assessing Your Value as a Candidate in Dollars and Cents

April 24th, 2014 by AmyM
I ask almost every applicant I screen the following questions: One, “What have you personally done in your career that has either saved your employer money or increased their revenue?”  and two, “ How much in dollars and cents ? ” I guess I don’t have to tell you how many long, uncomfortable pauses that take [...]

A Little Tough Love for the Long-Term Unemployed : Have You Let Yourself Become Lazy?

February 6th, 2014 by AmyM
If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months and have no prospects on the horizon, I’m afraid it is time we had a little talk. First, know that I offer this advice with love. You are clearly not alone. There are millions of others in the U.S. that find themselves in a similar [...]

10 Career Questions For Reflection Before 2014

December 27th, 2013 by AmyM
At the end of every year, I take some time to reflect on what the previous year has brought to my career. It’s a good practice and it really motivates me toward setting some work-related resolutions for the new year. It also helps me to stay aware of how my career impacts my personal life. [...]

In Appreciation of Those Working On Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013 by AmyM
Wouldn’t it be cool if for just a few days out of each year, we could really just hit “pause” and everyone take a day off? I mean everyone; on the same day. Can you imagine it? You probably wouldn’t want to. Think beyond Walmart being closed. How about no gas stations, no hotels or [...]

Unemployed Before the Holidays? Fear not!

November 20th, 2013 by AmyM
I’ll admit, finding yourself unemployed with the holidays just around the corner could be a scary thing. You’ve probably heard that many companies freeze hiring during this time, and pick up with new budget in January. In some cases, that is true, but fear not! Being laid off  in November or December does not have [...]

Staying Valuable and Relevant While You Are Unemployed

September 9th, 2013 by AmyM
When you find yourself unemployed for more than a few weeks, you will want to think about how you can keep yourself marketable, despite your time away from a traditional work environment. Often, this can be one of the most difficult discussions you have when interviewing for new opportunities. You will want to be sure [...]

Your Job Offer: It’s Negotiable, Or Is It?

August 15th, 2013 by AmyM
You just received a job offer and it looks pretty good. Is it good enough? Should you negotiate? Can you negotiate? What should you negotiate and how should you go about it? All of these are great questions. Here are a few points to consider:   Timing is everything. Start setting expectations early in the [...]

Branding Yourself for a Successful Job Search

July 31st, 2013 by AmyM
If you have had someone encourage you to step-up your professional branding to help your job search, it may have conjured up thoughts involving hot irons, bulls or cowboys. What ARE they talking about?  What they are talking about is the general information that people will discover about you if they do a little research [...]

Understanding the Benefits of a Recruiter to your Job Search

July 2nd, 2013 by AmyM
I heard a conversation last week at the coffee shop that bothered me: Coffee drinker #1, ” So how is the job search going?” Coffee drinker #2, ” Awful. The only people that are calling are recruiters.” Coffee drinker #1, “I’m so sorry. That happened to me, too.” The first concern I had was that [...]
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