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Recruiter Advice
You’re here because you hate recruiters, right?┬áLet’s face it. Recruiters are not the most popular people on Earth. Heck, I experienced this first-hand because I used to be a technology recruiter in Washington DC. In fact, many recruiters have a terrible reputation among job candidates, often deservedly so. The recruiting industry has a fairly low...
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Is a Sales Development Representative (or Business Development Representative) job the best place to start a career in software sales? I get asked this question all the time and the short answer is, it depends. Where are you in your career currently, experience wise? Do you have numerous years of experience in a different industry...
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I recently got married, two weeks ago in fact, and I’ve been looking to purchase a home in New Jersey with my wife for the past few months. I’ve honestly been a bit unimpressed with the quality of the real estate agents I’ve dealt with during my housing search, specifically their customer service skills and...
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You’ve likely been the recipient (or victim) of a number of introduction LinkedIn messages, emails and phone calls from recruiters. I discuss 1 different responses you can use to reply to an initial contact request from a recruiter, each for different scenarios. Of course, you can put your own spin on these, but this should...
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Look: People that enjoy the job search usually have two things in common: First, they have a seamless, smooth and quick interview process. Second, they have a transparent interview process, involving clear salary/equity/benefits up front and no funny negotiations on the back-end. This is where Hired.com comes into play, as I believe it meets both...
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Finding your dream career isn’t an easy thing to do. For some people, finding any job is tough enough so it’s no wonder that finding the perfect career is a difficult thing to accomplish. I would like to point out one thing though, that so many job candidates seem to miss. It’s ALL about differentiating...
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Contract to hire… If you’ve been in the job market lately or have had a recruiter reach out to you, it’s likely that you’ve heard the term contract to hire recently. What is a contract to hire position? What does it mean for you as a job candidate and how should you approach a scenario...
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Job hunters always ask me, “Rob, what are the best job search sites that I need to get my resume on?” When you’re looking to get noticed by employers, one of the best ways to do so is putting your resume on the job boards and job search┬ásites. But which job boards should you use...
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In my opinion, there are 5 components that comprise a KILLER resume. You don’t need to have all 5 components to find a great job and most people take years to possess all 5, but these criteria will make any recruiter sit on the edge of his/her seat while reading over a resume. As a...
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The good people over at CareerRealism have always been in the business of posting excellent, yet sometimes controversial content. One of their most popular articles ever is entitled “Top 10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You”, which I think has some very solid foundational points. However, do the “top 10 things recruiters don’t tell” you actually...
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