Interview Checklist For Managers

When going through the interview process really important that you have a solid plan in place. Having a well organized interview process will make all the difference in the world who you’re hiring of the next best talent for your team. When you’re performing interviews I encourage you to consider the following ideas that will…

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Nepotism

I remember my mom hiring me when I was 10 years old to do menial work for her boss. I loved every moment of it. Didn’t realize at the time that nepotism was how I got the job. But, who really cares when you’re ten?  But, when you’re 45 years old, nepotism means something. It’s…

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Ten more ways to ruin your reputation in an interview

I’ve witnessed firsthand these reputation killers while sitting in on interviews. It’s brutal to see, so that’s why I wanted to share with you. Learn from others mistakes… don’t ruin your reputation in an interview. Adding to the first post on ruining your reputation in an interview, here are more things for managers to avoid while…

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Don’t Lie to Candidates in Interviews

Recruiting to find the right employee is hard enough. I know because I’ve filled over 1,000 positions. Nearly every day, I talk to job seekers. Unemployed. Employed. Underemployed. Doesn’t matter the employment status. They’re looking for something better… Want to know why? They were lied to in the interview. Yep. Out-and-out lied to. [Sigh.]I wouldn’t think much of…

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Too Busy to Enjoy Christmas?

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with too many things to do at Christmas time? I think I may have created an unrealistic expectation of what I can do to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I have promised myself many times over that I will not leave Christmas shopping and preparations to the last days…

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Two Ideas To Impact Your Team Before The Year Ends

2015 ends in 15 days. Then, we get to ring in 2016! I love the New Year. I love that renewed feeling that comes from starting over with a clean slate, don’t you? But, we have 15 more days until the year is done… And before you can prepare for a great 2016, here are…

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Better Gift Idea For Family

I love giving presents to family and friends. I think it’s a great way to express my love and appreciation for them and all that they do for me in my life. Recently, I gave my brother his birthday present… Normally it would be a gift card to Chili’s or an iTunes card, but this…

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Where Have All The Thank You’s Gone?

Recently, I stopped at Babies-R-Us to purchase a gift card for a client whose wife had their third baby. What a thrilling and happy time for their young family! I don’t know what they need for their new baby, so I thought a gift card would be the easiest so that they can buy what…

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Four Tips to Follow Up With Your Network During The Holidays

In a normal work week, life is pretty busy. Not only are there meetings, clients, vendors, co-workers, and bosses to deal with… We’re also busy with family, grocery shopping, civic involvement, sleep, favorite TV shows, cleaning the house, and hopefully some exercise and good rest. During the holidays, you have all the busy-ness of life…

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A Case For Personal Business Cards

While attending a Women in Business Conference, I sat next to Aubri Robinson. A smart, sparkling co-ed with all sorts of hope and excitement for the future. She asked for my card and I asked for hers in return. Aubri sheepishly told me that she didn’t have one. Wha-what?! You’re at a 2 day networking…

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