November 15 , 2018

Job Search

The Top 10 Reasons Why Networking Events Are a Waste of a Jobseeker’s Time

It is certainly true that “who you know” has an impact on getting a great job but it’s a time-consuming mistake to assume that attending most networking events will result in you knowing “more of the right people.” In fact, I find that when you leave them after intense preparation, many are so frustrated that their overall job chances are …

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Signs That You Aced Your Job Interview – So Now You Can Relax

The job search has been ranked #3 as the most stressful thing in life. The interviews are typically the most stressful step in job searching. Moreover, interview stress is often worse during the long delay between the end of the interview and hearing how you did. As a recruiting expert, I can help reduce some of your stress during and …

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Don’t Pass On Game-Changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies

By Dr John Sullivan ERE August 3, 2015 Don’t Pass On Game-changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies Professional sports lead the way in recruiting “game-changer” candidates who are only rookies, while in the corporate world, most of them are simply passed over. If you’re not familiar with the term “game changer,” they are high-impact hires who soon after joining a team, end …

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The Value and Use of Best Practices in Recruiting

By Kimberly Do and Dr. John Sullivan What is a best practice in recruiting? A best practice is a unique leading-edge solution applied at a noted firm to an emerging recruiting problem. It is “best” because a firm known for its excellence in management is implementing it. It is “a practice” because it has already been successfully implemented in at …

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The Top 20 Reasons Why Recruiting Is an Exciting and High-Impact Job

As a professor in a large business school, I am frequently asked, “What is the most exciting and impactful job in the corporate world?” While others may answer differently, to me the most exciting and impactful job is clearly recruiting. It is full of excitement because every day as a recruiter you are in a head-to-head competition to attract top …

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Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

Is your “six seconds of fame” enough to land you a job? As a professor and a corporate recruiting strategist, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Most people looking for a job approach it with little factual knowledge. That is a huge mistake. A superior approach is to instead analyze it carefully, …

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Interviewing: Position-Related Questions Top Pharma Pros Should Ask

If you’ve ever regretted taking a Pharma job, you have already learned the value of doing extensive research into a job opportunity. Unfortunately, there’s only so much research you can do externally. So to supplement that external research, it’s wise to ask questions during your job interviews in order to gather important information about the company, your manager and perhaps …

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Interviewing: Company-Related Questions Top Pharma Pros Should Ask

 Most applicants fail to realize that one of the top “knockout factors” that both recruiters and managers use is “Did the applicant ask great questions during the interview?” Failing to ask questions at all is a terminal error but it’s also a major mistake to “wing it” and to make up questions during the interview. Instead, the serious Pharma interviewee …

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Delivering a Powerful Elevator Speech

By Dr. John Sullivan, globally renowned strategist in human resources and talent management Almost everyone needs a great elevator speech. Its purpose is to quickly impress someone that you meet for the first time. Whether you’re looking for a job, for help on a problem, or for funding, you must develop a convincing and compelling elevator speech that quickly sells …

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Bold And Aggressive Ways To Get Noticed By Hiring Managers

By Dr. John Sullivan, globally renowned strategist in the field of human resources and talent management Most job seekers rely exclusively on job boards and their resume to get them a position. Unfortunately, using this conservative approach, there is upward of a 90% chance that your resume will never be seen by a hiring manager. If you have been frustrated …

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