Bad job seeker behavior

These tactics will damage your reputation  In my position I have a unique vantage point.  Daily, I work with hiring managers to help them hire great people and with job seekers to help them navigate their next career move.  I’ve handled more hiring transactions than most people do in their entire working life.  I’ve observed some pretty cool…

Keeping them is cheaper than replacing them

Low cost loyalty programs show the love If you’ve been trying to hire experienced professionals this year – especially in the engineering space – I don’t need to tell you this is a tough market.  Colorado is on solid ground and gaining momentum.  There simply isn’t enough talent to fill all the open positions. As…

Get Happy at Work!

Taking charge of your career direction I was on the phone last week with an individual who asked this question: “I’m at a pivotal point in my career.  Do I take a technical path or do I begin to move toward a management role?” Great question!  I’ve given this a lot of thought since that conversation.  I applaud…

It’s like dating – but don’t play hard to get!

Be interested – and interesting The media is full of news about companies who would hire, but can’t find qualified candidates to fill open positions.  Translation – there is a war for talent going on.  If you are a big company with deep pockets, a large recruiting team and a strong employment brand you won’t…

An open letter to hiring managers

From an unemployed professional In my role as an executive search consultant I split my time between hiring managers who are trying to hire and candidates who are trying to get hired.  As we continue our path toward economic recovery there are still deeply experienced, highly skilled executives who are trying to navigate their paths…

Do unto others….

A guide to the candidate experience for hiring managers  Lately there has been a lot of commentary around something called the ‘candidate experience.’  Personally I think this is just common sense, but I’m coming from the perspective of someone who works with candidates and hiring managers all the time – as a matchmaker.  Everyone is…