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What’s your personal brand?

In one of my prior HR jobs, I did a lot of recruiting. The company was growing fast, and the whole HR department became de facto recruiters for a time. I was tasked with interviewing network engineers, hardware engineers, software developers – highly technical folks with telecommunications backgrounds. This was 20+ years ago, and at…

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Don’t tell me – show me

Have you ever wondered what recruiters are thinking when they read your resume? I’m going to tell you a secret: As they scan your resume, they’re looking for one thing: Proof. That’s really what it boils down to. If your resume says that you’ve got leadership, communication and time management skills and are an effective…

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How (not) to cover letter

I’ve seen people do some pretty incredible things when it comes to job-searching. This morning, Facebook reminded me of an incident that happened in 2011 that was so remarkable, I shared it (with no identifying attributes, of course). I quoted the applicant’s cover letter: I am excited about the opportunity to help, support and learn…