Seven Keys to Continuous Improvement and Quality Management

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Tactical Decision Theory:  Planning strategically is a business process that best-in-class companies employ to identify their critical success targets that set the course for future growth and profits. Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland” makes a good case for it: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice. “That…

Machines Are Making Hiring Decisions Based on Your Social Media Posts

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The next time you take to Twitter, decide whether you are happy with your job. Not because your social media post will get your fired (even though it could). But, because your next Tweet could prevent you from getting a job. With all the Tweets and Facebook posts, it is highly unlikely that a human…

Getting Yourself Hired by a Great Company: Five Techniques for Mastering Job Interviews

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A terrific job interview is about the employer and their problems – not about what you want or need.  The employer has a problem and is looking for you to solve it. They need someone for a variety of reasons but whatever their reasons – they are looking for someone to solve a problem, and…

The Three Key Techniques to Getting Ahead in Your Current Job

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1) If your boss doesn’t know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses cannot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor; The bosses attention…

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Rules for Dealing with Human Resources Pros

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Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the…

Dead – end Resume

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You found a job posting you were interested in, wrote and submitted your resume, then…..nothing.  No call, no email, no response at all.  You wonder what happened. Did you answer all the questions and follow all the directions given on how to submit your information, and where to submit it? Did you do a spell…

Critical Techniques for Using Social Media in Your Next Career Move

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If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even If you just want to surf around the web for attractive job opportunities, I recommend that you begin with social media channels! Don’t just seek – become sought after: You may not know it, but employers spend time searching for their most suitable candidate online…

If It’s Worth Doing… Considering Resume Scanners, HR Generalists and the Contemporary Job Market

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As an Executive Search Consultant, I spend a lot of time searching through multiple resumes for that one individual who best matches the position. Most professionals are highly skilled at their jobs, but explaining to interested parties, exactly how they do what they do, becomes their biggest handicap. Would you buy an expensive new automobile…

Let’s go ‘Rambo’ on “Post and Pray”

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In an excellent blog post titled Post and Pray: Gone and Hopefully Forgotten, Pinstripe suggests we erase from our minds the idea of merely posting resumes on websites and praying they get filled. But I say we never forget. I say we go ‘Rambo’ on the fallacy that “prayer is the answer”! As an Executive Search…

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