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LinkedIn Or Locked Out?

A third of the questions from readers are about their resumes. What should they showcase or gloss over? How should a resume be stylized or organized? What can they do to make sure the right person reads it? All important matters, to be sure.  One question is rarely asked.  Where do I post my personal […]

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No Isn’t an Answer… It’s A Question

Two guys are facing the firing squad. The officer in charge has just finished “Ready Aim!” and is on the verge of “Fire!” when one of the men about to be shot yells, “Hey, wait a minute. First of all, this blindfold’s too tight; second, you didn’t offer us a last cigarette; and theirs, I […]

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Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 2

This is the second post in this series which is designed to help you get a little insight in to the world of executive recruiters and “headhunters”.  The more know the better off you will be when it comes time to sit down with one of these staffing professionals.  Click here for part 1. How […]

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Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 1

Teresa Mazzitelli, founder of The Mazzitelli Group, has been an executive recruiter for thirty-three years and has placed nearly 800 people at almost all levels in every job sector.  Over twenty-five years of working with MackayMitchell Envelope Company alone, she has helped us locate and hire thirty-seven team members, including my right-hand man, Greg Bailey. […]

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Maybe Networking Really Is Rocket Science

As is true of many sales types, I am a refugee from science in all its myriad forms.  Someone once explained to me how the laws or aerodynamics make it possible for a 870,000-pound airplane with 400 passengers to lift off and fly across the Atlantic.  I still suspect the real reason is that God […]

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One in a Hundred

Among financial services firms, few have been as successful as the North Star Resource Group, a firm with seventy thousand clients.  Its chairman and CEO, Phil Richards, has taught business at the Carlson School of Management and lectured at universities in Beijing and Shanghai.  He’s written a book titled 25 Secrets To Sustainable Success. A […]

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Getting Your Own Coffee

E-mail and the other features of the electronic office revolution, together with restructurings and downsizings, have decimated the raks of secretaries.  At the same time, coffee shops have been perking up everywhere.  What’s the connection? Secretaries used to tote coffee to their bosses every morning from the company coffee pot.  Secretaryless middle managers now do their […]

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9 Motivators To Make Them Want To Return Your Call

1. Scour the individual’s personal, academic, and professional background to identify someone you might know who could have influence with your target. Have your intermediary make an advance call. 2. Find out whom this individual has mentored in the past and see if you know any protégés.  Call your target and ask if he would […]

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Landing the Ideal Job

Several years ago, a longtime friend from California called from out of the blue and asked me if I would advise him on getting his dream job, which he was applying for and thought he was a viable candidate.  The post was the athletics directorship at a medium-sized university that wanted to take its athletic […]

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Peers And Partners

Learn who your silent evaluators are. Find out quickly which internal candidates were passed over in choosing you for the job you have just gotten.  These are not necessarily rivals ready to help you fail.  Remember, they know the ropes and have far more internal knowledge of the organization than you do.  If they have […]

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