Monthly Archives: December 2010

Airport Test

Many hiring decisions come down to a personality match/company culture fit/gut feeling/etc.   500 people applied for the job, through resume filtering software, online assessments, and 15 minute phone screens – you make it to the final 10 candidates.  At … Continue reading

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Case Interviews

The other day I wrote about pre-employment testing and an individual wrote back about with some thoughts – one being that hiring managers are worried about making poor hiring decisions and thus are trying everything they can to dig out … Continue reading

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Test Time

Back in September, I wrote about an increase in the use of pre-employment testing of job candidates. Last week, I had the fortune of asking several employers about their use of assessments and tests in screening applicants.  Some notes: A … Continue reading

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Holiday Parties – PartII

In addition to my recent post about using holiday parties to lay the groundwork for your career search efforts in 2011, here are a few articles on ensuring you don’t ruin your career at the annual holiday party: Lampshade alert: … Continue reading

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Holiday Partying

I walked across campus today through a snow storm, enjoying the winter scene as I try to embrace the holiday season (note, by mid-January, I would be fine if all the snow disappeared, but for now I enjoy the winter … Continue reading

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Branding Revisited

I have authored a few posts about branding and its importance in the career search process – helping individuals stand out in a crowd, making oneself more memorable, and getting noticed from a pile of thousands of resumes.  These posts … Continue reading

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Re-Entry (or just entering) Into the Work Office

Landing a position in this economy is very difficult and when one receives an employment offer, we often think we have reached the end goal.  While we have reached one goal, the work is hardly over as re-entering the workforce … Continue reading

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