Human Resources

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Think You’re Overqualified Because Your Bored at Your Job?

According to a 2023 Gallup Poll, “68% of employees believe they are overqualified for their current job”. Remember, just because you’ve become bored with a job doesn’t make you overqualified. Doing the same thing day after day can be boring, but it doesn’t make you ready for the next level, necessarily. So, what can you […]

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Using Graphics and Images on Resumes

Resume Writing Tip: Be careful utilizing images and graphics on your resume. While they may make your resume look great, they can impact its scan-ability in the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). From hiding information that the scanning system needs to see (without you knowing it), to making the file so large the system cannot take

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It's All About Control

It’s All About Control

It was National Employee Appreciation Day last month, but you can’t tell.  While individuals are increasingly seeking a better balance in their work, companies are pushing back.  Despite the fact things changed permanently after March of 2020, many corporations haven’t recognized this reality.  All that wonderful talk about taking care of people has been replaced

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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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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: So many startups were like many large companies prior to the great recession that started in 2006.

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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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Work-Life Balance

The Ideal Work-Life Balance: Companies that are Getting It Right!

Thank you to Casandra Andrews and for my latest interview with their publication. Here is the article in its entirety: Here’s how some companies are helping staff members strike a healthy balance between home life and their jobs. There’s nothing like living through nearly two years of a global health pandemic — with much

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