Karen Silins

Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting: The Why’s

Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting:  The Why’s

In keeping with the Halloween season, let’s discuss the why’s behind so much ghosting, and a couple of tips to help you weather that storm. After all, when you know it is going to happen, and have some strategies to deal with it, you will be better able to move forward in your search. Some …

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Why You Don’t Hear Back from External Recruiters and Headhunters

This is a common issue with recruiters, who mean well, but are forced to be salespeople, recruitment experts, and client managers simultaneously. This results in a high stress environment, and a customer/potential customer (the company hiring) focus. I recommend retained search firms to my clients, and let the client know ahead of time that recruiter …

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September is Update Your Resume Month

September is Update Your Resume Month

Our industry is celebrating its annual International Update Your Resume Month this September.  However, I am here to tell you that every month should be Update Your Resume Month, because keeping track of your career successes should be a regular part of your monthly tasks.  If you only do this once a year, when it …

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Tech War for Talent – Is It Over?

Referencing comment to article on cooling of the war for tech talent, and they “why’s” behind it. Here are my observations as to why, and advice to keep it from happening to other companies, tech or otherwise: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/is-the-tech-war-for-talent-over-4827217/ So many startups were like many large companies prior to the great recession that started in 2006. …

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AI and Hiring

With all the hubbub about AI in hiring, we should remember it can help in certain areas. From qualifying candidates struggling to understand ATS keywords to assessing true jobseeker skills, it can benefit. AI can posit additional keywords that apply and help a candidate to make it past the scanner! Yes, AI only works as …

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Companies complain they are bleeding experienced employees, or laughing off the exodus by saying it’s just part of the Great Migration.  If you are seeing this happen in your company, ask yourself some serious questions, and stop making assumptions.  Every talented employee is a loss of productivity, innovation, brain trust, and good will.  How long …


The Hiring Decision Problem

A colleague (Bernie Reifkind) recently posted the following on LinkedIn: ME: Respectfully, will there be a JOB OFFER forthcoming? My job candidate has been on 5 interviews over 2 months.CLIENT: We should know something by the end of next week.ME: Respectfully you are running the risk of losing this candidate, she is entertaining other offers.CLIENT: …

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Entrepreneur and Leadership Live

I was honored to be a guest on Michael Thieman’s podcast earlier this year, and wanted to share on my blog. Here is the link via YouTube: How does a “brand” impact both the company and person?  Why is it important to cultivate a business brand for a small business?  Should a company executive create …

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Job Search

Is Your Technology Stopping Your Search in Its Tracks?

Expect everyone to text you? Rarely listen to real voicemail messages? Utilizing voice-to-text or text-to-voice technology to screen your calls (those are some unusual messages)? Well, you are losing out on REAL interviews that could lead to REAL jobs, from REAL companies. While I often write about challenges of the jobseeker, this one is about how …

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Job Application Process

Save Yourself Time When Applying For Jobs

When applying for jobs online you will see many commonly asked questions repeated across applications. Help yourself by creating answers to the repeat questions ahead of time. Each time you see a question restated in another job application, or you think it has the potential to be a recurring question, save it in a Word …

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