live your life on autopilot

Do you live your life on Autopilot? We live most of our lives on autopilot. You have a morning routine, you never think about what to shower first or what side of your face to shave first, and most of your day continues on autopilot.   Imagine what you could accomplish during the last quarter…

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great candidate experience

A GREAT CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE IS CRITICAL The competition for top talent is fierce and it’s critical for recruiters, hiring managers and leadership to guarantee a positive candidate experience for every candidate.  This includes the candidates you screen out.  Candidates cannot feel their resume/CV ended up in a dark hole with no communication.   If an…

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TOO MUCH TO DO AND TOO LITTLE TIME? Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel? Are you ever further behind at the end of the day, they when it started? By Friday afternoon, are you completely exhausted? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this post was written for you.  …

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YOU MAY BE LISTENING, BUT ARE YOU HEARING? You may be listening to what others are saying to you, but are you really HEARING them? This is extremely critical for recruiters or talent acquisition professionals. You’re under tremendous pressure to fill open jobs, but we can’t rush our conversations or sell too quick. It’s important…

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Timing Matters One of the most dreaded calls a recruiter can receive is, “Where is your candidate? I thought they were starting today.” This is especially frustrating when you talked to your candidate the evening before their start date, to wish them good luck. It’s just as frustrating for the hiring authority who thought their…

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DOES WORK CREEP INTO YOUR PERSONAL LIFE? Is work creeping into your leisure time, especially if you are working remote? If that is the case, how to you reclaim your summer? Those were two question Andrew Murfett, an editor at LinkedIn News asked me to comment on today.   Does work creep in to my…

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LAUNCH OF A DIFFERENT KIND The headlines are filled with excitement about Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos traveling into space! There is something very powerful about a launch including the anticipation, countdown, flight, landing and what new things will be discovered. Their success will motivate others to dream bigger and accomplish more.   I’ve always…

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BEST QUESTIONS TO ASK AN INTERVIEWER Have you ever left an interview frustrated because you never had the opportunity to emphasize your greatest talents? The unfortunate reality is not everyone in the hiring process has the authority to hire you, but they do have the power to screen you out.   Most interviewers start out…

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ARE YOU A SHARK OR A GOLDFISH? Post-pandemic we are living in a “new normal” with many prospective hires filled with uncertainty while they re-evaluate their priorities and choices. There is a global shortage of top talent and many of these qualified individuals prefer a virtual opportunity, hybrid model or increased flexibility.   Begin every…

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STOP BLAMING OTHERS When a candidate no-shows an interview, quits after two days or turns down an offer, we need to stop blaming them. Too often, we’re so anxious to fill a job that we didn’t take time to understand what was most important to each person we represent.   If I understand how you…

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