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Why Very Talented People Leave Big Companies

15 December 2011

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With the way very large companies seem to be posting record profits these days (Uhhh, thank you… stimulus package??), you’d think people would be flocking to these ginormous corporations as a safe-haven in times of economic turmoil.  Yet (while that may be the case) the fact remains that being BIG doesn’t (of course) mean BETTER [...]

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Presentation: What Do Recruiters Want from Candidates? Utah County Job Club 6/15/11

14 June 2011

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Ever wonder why that recruiter never called you back after the 19th voicemail you left and the perfectly-crafted nine pages of qualifications you sent them through their online application form? Yeah… Tomorrow (Wednesday) June 15th at 8:00am, I will be meeting with the always-fun, always-honest members Utah County Job Club (LinkedIn Group) to talk about [...]

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Networking: Build It Before You Need It – Every day

7 September 2010

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I’m currently reading Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferazzi (Amazon), the follow-on to Never Eat Alone (see previous posts Enjoy the Interview and Don’t Keep Score), so an article he wrote systematizing your networking jumped out at me. “Build it before you need it.” “That was one of the most important operating principles in [...]

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How to Annoy A Recruiter

17 March 2009

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Its not fair, but recruiters pwn you when it comes to getting an interview. Until you’ve moved beyond the screening stage and your recruiter is actively working with you, TREAD CAREFULLY or some of these behaviors might lead to an eternal busy signal when calling your recruiter. If you want to hurry up and wait, [...]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that [...]

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Utah Tries Four Day Work-Week

2 July 2008

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On August 4th, Utah will begin its move to a four-day work week, a move that should save up to about 20% of the state’s expenses by 2015. The change will apply to about 17,000 employees, roughly 80% of the state workforce, [Utah State Governor] Huntsman says. Public universities, the state court system, prisons and [...]

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Where are the Girl Geeks for the Tech Jobs?

3 May 2008

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Girl Geek discussion at BarCamp London A few days ago, I was part of an interesting conversation. I had a lunch meeting with three managers of a department for one of my clients. One (male) had just completed several first-round interviews with candidates I had provided. Another manager (female) asked him a very simple, but [...]

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Tools I Can’t Live Without

16 January 2008

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I’m a hyper-connected freak. Its my job to know what’s happening, where, when and how much we’re billing for it. I have no choice but to have it all at my fingertips, and to get from A to Z in as few steps as possible. Want to know my secrets? Here’s a list of some [...]

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Tiffany Fallon Was Fired Because She’s Millenial

4 January 2008

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The Donald made a big mistake last night firing Tiffany Fallon and not Omarosa (links to video), but I don’t blame him. Everybody’s doing it. [NOTE: I really have no idea if Tiffany Fallon, the first Celebrity Apprentice contestant to be fired (last night) by The Donald officially fits in the age category of "Millenials" [...]

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Top 10 Job Posting Tips

24 October 2007

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I had training from Career Builder’s job-posting gurus today and they shared a few posting tips with me: Add Keywords — This means the job title and all other relevant information should be clearly listed, repeated, using various forms of words, alternate versions of the same words, etc. For example: Administrative = Admin, Clerical, Filing… [...]

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