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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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Why Becoming An Employee Referral Is The Best Way To Get Hired

By Dr. John Sullivan, who is renowned around the world as a strategist in the field of human resources and talent management 99% of job seekers are outsiders, because they have never been a corporate recruiter. As an outsider, you’re automatically disadvantaged because you can’t know the recruiting secrets that will increase your odds of being selected. The recruiting function …

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Your Resume Is Boring — And How to Increase Your Career Opportunities

Over a decade ago, Fast Company magazine dubbed me the “Michael Jordan of hiring,” so if you want to have a resume as powerful and effective as Michael Jordan’s actually is, consider each of the checklist items that follow. Bolster the Content of Your Resume While an unusual format may garner a few seconds more of attention, it may also …

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Checklist for selecting a World-Class Search Firm – Some things to consider when you pick your next search firm.

Results of their searches The firm has a high past success rate with our company.Search firm-placed employees must have higher performance, performance appraisal scores, promotions, bonuses etc. than employees from other hiring sources.Must be cost-effective (lower cost vs. benefits (lower cost vs. benefits). than other methods of recruiting .The use of this executive search firm must result in a __% …

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