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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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Finance Cost Analyst and Accounts Payable Clerk, Provo UT 84606

5 March 2011

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Position:  Finance Cost Analyst and Accounts Payable Clerk Location:  Provo, UT Local company seeking a finance professional with or wants to gain valuable experience in Cost Analysis and Accounts Payable, and the capacity to learn and grow. We are immediately seeking a person interested in working in a fast-paced startup environment and who wants to [...]

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Attracting Talent That Bring Passion to Their Work

2 September 2010

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You will never attract passionate people to work for you until you create ways of letting people be passionate about the work they already do for you–and then find ways of letting that passion out into the world so that it can seek out, find, and attract others to you. (SEE VIDEO)

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Telecommuters Gain 2.5 Days Productivity Over Office Workers

3 June 2010

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Conventional wisdom suggests that having employees in the office means they will be more focused and more productive, but recent research from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management suggests that Telecommuters – people who work from home one or several days per week – and those who have flextime available to them from their [...]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

28 May 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but [...]

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BTW, Txting in Mtgs is Rude

17 May 2010

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(From Lifehacker and NYTimes) Solution? Have breaks during your meetings (or, you’re really not as important as you think you are) A professor of business surveyed more than 9,000 managers and workers and found a familiar paradox: nearly everyone considers email checking and texting during face-to-face meetings rude, but most people still do it But, [...]

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Presenting at Utah County Job Club Tomorrow

20 April 2010

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I’m presenting at the Utah County Job Club tomorrow on how recruiters view your resume.  This event is held in the North meeting room of the East Bay Cafe on the Novell campus. Novell* graciously donates this space for the club’s use to the community. Come and see what “recruiter blinders” are and how your [...]

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Types of Recruiters: Corporate vs Agency

18 March 2010

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A post over at JibberJobber got me thinking about how agency recruiters and corporate recruiters often have a different view of the world and, for a job-seeker, knowing the ropes here can make a world of difference in the success (or failure) of your career search. Corporate Recruiters Corporate Recruiters generally get paid a salary [...]

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Hiring Good Programmers?

23 December 2009

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I found a good sample of Joel Spolsky’s thoughts on hiring good programmers: The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing Hitting the High Notes Sorting Resumes Finding Great Developers The Phone Screen This is seriously good content, and some really awesome reading. Oh, and concerning Hitting the High Notes… Remember, there are exactly as many notes as [...]

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