Generosity

Recruiters are a diverse lot. There are some bad recruiters just as there are bad cops, bad priests, bad teachers and bad doctors. But a few bad people shouldn’t besmirch an entire profession. Recruiting is perceived as an easy-entry business, with very low barriers to entry and potential high earnings, so it attracts a breadth…

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Please DON’T do these 5 things in an interview

As a candidate looking to get hired at a new company or a manager looking to bring in fresh talent, you need to know what to do and what not to do in an interview. You will also need to prepare for what questions to ask and what questions will be asked. As recruiters, we educate both potential employees…

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EEOC Strikes Again

In an interesting development, Massachusetts recently passed legislation that outlaws the ability to ask a job applicant his/her current income. Specifically, it requires a company to state what the position pays upfront, based upon an internal calculation of the value placed on the position within the company. Ostensibly, this law will reduce the gender pay…

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How to Respond to a Recruiter

So you’ve received an email from a recruiter, now what do you do? It’s a great question! Especially during a time when spam mail and unwanted pop-up ads seem to be waiting around every page click, making it hard to decide whether it’s even worth it to respond. It’s also something most people aren’t prepared…

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How the Executive Recruiter Uses LinkedIn Profiles

As a recruiter in the electrical industry, I have a lot of tools at my disposal to help present a qualified candidate to one of our clients. LinkedIn is certainly one of the most important. While I always receive a resume from my candidates, the LinkedIn profile is all about branding yourself to the world.…

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The Ugly Truth About Gender Wage Gaps

The gender wage gap is alive and well and still rearing its ugly head in the workplace. With all our progress towards equal pay, it’s unfortunately still a fact that men and women are not always compensated equally. A recent Time Magazine article compared the salaries of women and men working in the same field…

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5 Things To Prove

I was recently talking to a candidate who had a lot of jobs on his resume and was concerned that the H.R. manager would consider him to be “job hopping”. While job hopping can be justified, many employers might be put off by a person with too many jobs on their resume. As a recruiter,…

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Five Essential Ingredients for an Updated Resume

  The news headlines can be ominous or filled with opportunity, and either can start you updating your resume. For example, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers, and GE recently announced that Alstom will cut one-fifth of their staff. Yet there are companies who are growing and the LED market…

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Non-Compete Clauses in the Age of the IoT

An industry friend of mine forwarded me an article titled “The Tyranny of the Non-compete Clause”.  It’s an interesting read on the etiology of non-competes and the concomitant impacts the use of the contracts have had on the growth of innovation. It’s a very worthwhile read for any business leader who’s contemplating adding non-compete clauses…

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