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Human Resources Networking: How to do it right

Recently, a friend emailed and asked if I knew anything about “courting” human resources folks during the initial job hiring process. Great topic and, of course, a splendid blog post idea. Too many times, external candidates look at human resources as the ENEMY who is tasked to weed the pile down. The truth, actually, is that human resources can be a great advocate, if you play your cards right. It’s all in your methodology in approaching the human resources person. Here are some tips that will help you with networking and cultivating the human resource contacts at target companies to… Read »




The Hidden Gold of Employee Referral Programs

Think of it as a bounty. A price on your head (as it were), and you don’t even know what that price is. But in truth… that doesn’t even matter. What DOES matter is how this program delivers results for you. What I am talking about are the smart and savvy companies that offer incentives to existing employees for referring top industry talent as suggestions as potential company new hires. The adage of “people hire who they know” rings ever true. By being engaged in your industry, building meaningful relationships and connections, and yes, even volunteering within your field or… Read »





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