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Job boards are followers, not leaders

When thinking about the coming months (and who isn't!), I suggest that you keep in mind that job boards - by their nature - are followers, not leaders. We can't compel employers to hire certain people, or focus on certain types of…

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Communication is a magic tool

When people talk about communication, they often frame it as one-way: 'I am communicating to you'. Substitute 'persuading' for communicating, and you end up with a commercial. 'I'm talking to you', instead of 'I'm talking with you.' We're all guilty of it,…

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Candidates are the key

Note: The Doctor is on a much-needed vacation this week. So enjoy this post from 2017 - and get ready for fall!   Since the beginning of the year there have been dozens of recruiting startups, mergers, and acquisitions. Google…

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Find your way through the real labor market

Note: The Doctor is recovering from the holiday (and too much house painting!). Enjoy this still-relevant post from last year: A fundamental challenge for our industry is discovery: how do candidates and employers discover each other? You can argue that job…

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If you don’t ask, you won’t know

Note: The Doctor is out this week, soon to return. This is from 2015 and still extremely relevant, IMO. Enjoy!   I have no idea what you're thinking. In fact, I can't even see you. I guess I'm operating in…

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