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One quick way to discover new opportunities is by doing a structured search. Search Engine queries are fairly simple and easy to do. First, develop a target list of companies you want to work for.  That list of companies is your baseline query for your search. You can either pick from targeted companies you want to work for and/or run a quick search of non-recruiter advertised jobs. The idea being to get a targeted list

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My AHA! Moment Recently my 5 year old son came home with his official school pictures. As his mom I obviously thought he looked absolutely adorable and quite handsome and all grown up. When I shared these pictures with family and friends, they all commented the same. What was it about this picture that made him look so different? Then as I continued to look, more closely this time, I had my AHA! Moment.  His

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This morning, I sat on the bus on the way into work and had my head buried in my I-phone.  I was reading and responding to emails, texting and reviewing Linkedin updates. When I finally looked up from my phone, I noticed a former colleague from my days at Deloitte & Touche who…you guessed it…was buried in her phone. I actually put mine away and approached her to say hello. Turns out that she is

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Interviewing is a job just like any other job and as such requires certain skills. The problem with most people is that they do not practice this skill and only interview every few years to change jobs and go through an interview process. Even then we may not receive many interviews and therefore have no time to develop those skills necessary to interview well. For some people interviewing come naturally, for others it takes a

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So, you finally have the interview lined up and you feel ready. You have researched the company, investigated who in the company you might be connected to on Linkedin, cleaned up your online presence to ensure a consistent professional presentation, and you’ve had your hair cut.  Feeling good. There is one more thing that you need to do: rehearse answers to interview questions OUT LOUD.  Many people think through the answers quietly in their head

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When it comes to searching for a job in our tech savvy world, you might think having an updated resume on all the major job sites, as well as an active LinkedIn account, puts you ahead of the game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. While having active profiles and updated resumes on sites like CareerBuilder and Indeed are necessary, it certainly isn’t enough to garner the attention of a potential employer. If you are actively searching for

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Now that 2015 has officially come to an end and you enact your new year’s resolutions, it is a great time to contemplate your professional future and make a decision if this is the right time for you to change jobs. This is a key time when businesses act on their new budgets and decide to add headcount.  The first quarter of the New Year is traditionally busy with companies wanting to hire new talent. 

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As we round out the year, one job search tip seems to rise to the top: mind your social media presence when you are in the market for a new position. This holds true when you find that ideal position as well, by the way.  Our clients are getting significantly more savvy about researching candidates prior to inviting them to interview. In addition to running the usual spell/grammar check on resumes and contacting people who

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Everyone by now has heard the phrase ‘negotiation is an art form.’ The two most common I hear about are those in positions asking me for help in negotiating a raise and those I am negotiating a new position salary. The first one people come to me and ask for help mainly because they are considering leaving their current role for a new position that will pay them more money. In general, I tell people

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I am excited to announce the launch of Mettler Search, LLC, offering finance and accounting staffing solutions on both a temporary and permanent basis. The inspiration for the company name stems from the entrepreneurial spirit of my grandfather, Frederic Mettler. Mettler emigrated from Switzerland to America in 1926. Given the timing before the 1929 crash, he had to call upon all of his internal resources to find success in the land of opportunity. As a

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