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Talent Whispering

With all of the talk these days about social recruiting, you’d think there would be a good understanding of how best to communicate with high caliber prospects online. The low yields now being reported from such interactions, however, indicate that much of our messaging isn’t having its intended impact. That’s why we need to adopt the art of talent whispering. Read More »


The Reciprocity Rule of Online Networking

It’s all the rage these days. If you’re in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why? The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach the right person – no matter how distant and tenuous the link – you can depend on them to help you land a job. Best sellers have been made with such a claim, but in actuality, it’s more wishful thinking than a realistic expectation. Read More »


Neurodiversity Part 5: Dr. Richard Cytowic

In Dr. Richard Cytowic's New York Review of Books review of autistic savant, Dr. Temple Grandin’s, latest book, "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum," the retired neurologist, father of modern synesthesia research and author points out some amazing statistics about people with different minds in work environments. Read More »


Building a Government Services (GS) resume.

Working a government services (GS) job is a dream for many. Everyone is familiar with the outstanding pension and health plans, as well as vacation days as standard packages working for a federal agency or department. What is not well known is resumes targeted for GS requisitions (job openings) are difficult to get right, with required information sought by the federal hiring managers. Read More »



A Recruiter’s Interview

Recruiters are known to be the “gate-keepers” of their organizations. Your first impression, with the organization’s Recruiter(s) may determine whether or not your resume is sent along to the hiring manager or further reviewed for other opportunities within their organization. It is important that you build a rapport with the Recruiter, as they, too, are interviewing you! Read More »





Four and a half inches and six seconds.

This is the average amount of time and the space at the top of a resume read by the average recruiter to scan a resume for qualified candidates. And, that is after they obtain the resume that has made it through the pre-qualification online recruiting software system. Many resume writers are so focused on cramming every detail of what they have done into a resume and using ‘older standards’ for job searching, they hurt their chances of being seen by the hiring manager. Read More »

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