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I was listening to an interview yesterday with a coach of numerous gold medal winners and professional athletes. He said something about performing in elite sports that stuck with me. It stuck with me because it applies to so many things in life, including finding a job. “The champion’s rule is that if you doRead More
A sociologist named Mark Granovetter authored the concept of “The Strength of Weak Ties” back in 1973. He did a study on people who found jobs through networking. The study revealed that only 16% of the people who found a job heard about it from someone they spoke to regularly, someone in their tight network.Read More
There’s a common mistake candidates often make in interviews. I witness this with when interviewing people for all ranges of positions, from junior level all the way up to the most senior level positions. That mistake is asking really poor questions or not asking questions at all. I’ve interviewed people who look great on paper,Read More
I was recently involved a senior-level hiring process for a company of which I’m on the board. I offered to the CEO to spearhead the initial hiring efforts so he could remain focused on the business. Every time I’m involved in a hiring process, I’m always so amazed by how many applicants do such anRead More
Reference checking is an important part of the hiring process. There’s no avoiding it (unless the hiring company is lazy). As a job seeker, you should be prepared for the question of, “Can you please provide a list of references?” But if you aren’t looking for a job right now, do you know who wouldRead More
Many of us, myself included, have used the phrase “we’re in it together” numerous times in the past six weeks. But for someone experiencing a job loss or closure of their business, it can be hard to feel like other people are “in it together” with you. The pace of permanent business closures has acceleratedRead More