Helicopter Parents Need to Fly On Outta Here!

Every once in a while I receive an email from a parent forwarding their (adult) child’s resume.  While I can appreciate your wanting to help them, it’s best to just hand over the recruiters’ contact info and have them contact the recruiter directly.  Be sure you have them mention you in their email, especially since [...]

By |2017-04-28T11:49:23-04:00August 14th, 2013|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Helicopter Parents Need to Fly On Outta Here!

Is Blogging the new Black?

Blogging seems to go with everything these days!  Like quilting?  Start a blog?  Love a recipe?  Blog about it?  Run the operations side of a search firm?  Blog it, baby!The problem comes in that you have to keep blogging.  Social media experts aren’t very forgiving when you don’t blog often.  Blog now and blog often.  [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00August 6th, 2013|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Is Blogging the new Black?

It Just Wasn’t a Good Fit (Follow up from yesterday’s post)

Following up on the previous blog regarding the candidate who kept saying ‘It wasn’t a good fit’:  After several attempts, days in between conversations, and my sharing with him my concern for him not being able to articulate WHY he left, he finally shared with me his story. After he was terminated (previously, he had not [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00March 22nd, 2013|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on It Just Wasn’t a Good Fit (Follow up from yesterday’s post)

Communication, Articulation and Gesticulation

Shortly after reading an article about ‘telling your story’ in an interview, I had the opportunity to meet with a candidate for a high level position. During our conversation I asked why he left his previous position. He smiled and politely replied, ‘It just wasn’t a good fit’. That is such a pat answer, and [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00March 21st, 2013|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Communication, Articulation and Gesticulation

The Counter Offer and Other Acts of Desperation

At one time or another, we’ve all heard stories about that dreaded counter offer. We’ve either worked next to the guy who stayed because he received a hefty pay increase or we’ve had to pick up the slack for the gal who laughed at their attempt to keep her and left for the new, immensely [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00April 17th, 2012|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on The Counter Offer and Other Acts of Desperation

Survivors’ Guilt or Bad Business Decision?

SCENARIO: You own a business and are doing fairly well. Your friends know you are doing well, since you regularly pick up the tab when you all go out for drinks after work. One of these friends has had trouble getting a job and comes to you asking for one. You hire your friend for [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00April 11th, 2012|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Survivors’ Guilt or Bad Business Decision?

Too much is really too much

A friend was recently telling me how cumbersome it was to apply to some positions on bigger companies’ online portals. There is so much information you have to enter over and over again, the same information in so many different places, etc. It is really time consuming, and that’s just for one position! If there [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00September 20th, 2011|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Too much is really too much

Slow Down, You Moved Too Fast……

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/man-gets-tangled-up-in-new-hire-mix-up-20110901-wpms The attached article will no doubt strike a chord with many. The excitement of the hiring manager’s voice when they pick up our phone call…the adrenaline when they say they got the job…and the disappointment of being told they don’t like us anymore. All these are too familiar a feeling when we are in [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00September 2nd, 2011|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Slow Down, You Moved Too Fast……

Down But Not Out

Reading through Yahoo news this morning, I came across an article, and subsequent link, to this: Down But Not Out: http://downbutnotoutletters.tumblr.com/It is a compilation of stories (in their own words) of those who have been unemployed for an extended period of time and what it means to them; short and long term effects.Curiosity got the [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00July 15th, 2011|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Down But Not Out

Wait, what?! Did I read that right?!

Please read this article before you read this blog post….. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43655299/ns/business-personal_finance/OK, deep breath….First, I’d like to clarify what I just read….a CEO in New Zealand thinks that ‘menstruation makes women less productive in the workplace than men”. AND, he’s the CEO of New Zealand’s Employers and Manufacturers Association? So, let me back up for a [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:41-04:00July 6th, 2011|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Wait, what?! Did I read that right?!
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