Recruiter VS Applying Directly

In my daily conversations with candidates, a recurring topic is whether they should utilize the services of a professional recruiter or apply directly online to the company’s website.  What are the advantages of engaging a recruiter if they can just apply directly? After listening to their concerns and getting a better understanding of their circumstances,[…]

Time Wasters

It is 3pm and you’re asking yourself, “Where did the day go?” You’ve only gotten halfway through your task list, and you’re wondering how this is possible when you carefully prepared your daily goals. Everything had been planned and prioritized, yet something has robbed valuable hours of your day. A Salary.com survey showed that 60%[…]

5 Simple Ways to Show Appreciation

What’s your reaction when you hear a 5-time Super Bowl winning quarterback state he feels everyone could be more appreciated?  Part of it depends on whether you’re a Patriots fan, but let’s take that out of the equation. As an employer, it hit me like a ton of bricks because Tom Brady is one of[…]

How Leaders Are Empowered by Adversity

Every day we have challenges, some are bigger, some are smaller, and some get to the point where they almost break us, where we feel we can’t take anymore. And yet, that’s where we can experience a fork in the road – one is to crumble and do nothing and the other is to plow[…]

The Value of References

The time to start building a list of professional references is far before you start interviewing for your next strategic career move. One of the biggest mistakes candidates make is failing to understand how incredibly important references are to the hiring process. When preparing candidates for the interview, I inform them of the significance of[…]

The Power of Communication

When you communicate with someone, what are you thinking about?  Are you thinking about what you want to say or the impact you want to have?  You may feel confident about your message, but will the delivery be received in the manner intended?  Have you considered who your audience is – employees, managers, friends, or[…]

Reflections on Leadership

  The amazing part about leadership is that you can challenge yourself to grow and be better every day. And you can do that easily by leading by example. I am so grateful to work with an amazing group of people.  As their employer, I have a responsibility to provide them with stability, encouragement, growth,[…]