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I’ve recently spoken with several candidates new to the NYC job market, having either just graduated or landed in Gotham. While there are many similarities with a job search throughout the country, there’s a reason that “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” is about our city. A few tips: 1) You will complete many applications. Set yourself apart by following up with the company post submission. If a specific name

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Given that International Women’s Day is celebrated today – March 8, I began to think about female bosses and colleagues with whom I’ve worked over the years. Many have been smart, strong, understanding, thoughtfully critical, and ultimately fantastic people. I count many as friends years later.  My experience has almost always been positive as they served as mentors and champions to guide my career. Not always, of course. One former dotted-line boss drove me out

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“Mom, you are not listening to me”….”Mom, let me finish….” . Guilty!  I hear this more often than I prefer to admit.   Before my little 4 foot tough guy has the chance to share his whole story with me or his current  dilemma, I already have the answer.  I have solved his problem!  Or so I think.  As a recruiter,  I advise our candidates to remember the “80/20” rule during an interview….Listen 80% of the time and

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On January 3rd, I skipped into the office ready to conquer the world. I was thrilled to be back in the rhythm of my normal routine after almost 2 weeks off. My business partner, Carmela, on the other hand admitted that she needed a couple days to ease into it. The question is – how to keep these energy levels high? Now we are firmly in 2019 and we are both back in the groove.

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Often times when seeking a new job we are left with a choice of whether to accept a new position or stay with the old position. It is at this point we need to evaluate numerous variables. Job Responsibilities: Is it a lateral move or a step up Supervisor: Who will I be reporting to, is this someone I can get along with Compensation: Base Salary, Potential Bonus and Benefits Company: Is the business stable

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Not sure why but this has been the week that my colleagues and I are fielding calls from candidates who are currently in seemingly good jobs…but want OUT because they don’t feel appreciated.  I get it. You go to work every day. It needs to basically be one of your (relatively) happy places. It certainly can’t be one of your unhappy places. Bosses have a great deal to do with your work environment being a

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Stumbled across this blog on Indeed and thought it would be relevant to many. Job tenure has changed with the times. Our grandparents might have worked for a single company during their career. My grandfather was with Chrysler from his first job through retirement. Those days are generally long gone. As this blog states, the average duration of an employee is 7 years. Surprisingly given the poor reputation millennials have, they stay for 4 years.

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With new government job numbers in and record low unemployment hovering around 3% it’s good to take a look at why people are continue to change jobs. The first question I always ask “why do you want to leave your job.” Inevitably the first response given is money. But no employer is going to pay you for work you are doing with your previous employer. My advice is usually “then go back and ask for

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Everyone knows the old adage: a picture is worth 1000 words. As a part of the modern recruiting checklist, most recruiters and potential employers are taking a look at your social media accounts. Glassdoor had a good blog on this subject that I thought I’d comment upon. While we are looking for the obvious red flags of over the top drinking and risqué behavior, we are also attempting to understand the person beyond the resume.

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The Holiday Season is here and the inevitable question arises: “Do I get my boss a gift?” Some people consider giving the boss a gift to be tacky and could end up labeling you a suck-up by your co-workers. So, before you splurge on a gift for your supervisor first consider whether it’s appropriate for your workplace. If you feel it is appropriate then approach your co-workers and ask them if they would like to

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