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Recruiting: Make Time

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For those who have ever participated in efforts to hire new staff members, it will comes as no surprise that the recruiting process is often long, exhausting, frustrating, and costly. Matters get worse if at the end of a search, no one among the interviewed is hired. Now, I get that recruiters and members of …

“You have a month.” Find a way to learn needed skills!

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My first position, paid, as a field archaeologist was as a teaching assistant for Dr. Eill Engelbrecht working on a Iroquoian site dating back to the 1500s. The year was 1992. There were 5 teaching assistants, the other 4 were grad students while I was a rising Junior/undergrad. The experience was filled with excitement and …

Be a “Digital Pioneer”

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The older I get, the more I believe that “digital native” is not generational. I don’t even know if being digitally native is truly a thing. Gen-Xers like me were digital pioneers being the young generation that drove the explosion of web-based applications during the 90s. Millennials and Baby Boomers likewise were digital pioneers in …

Interview Tip #11: Be comfortable, but not too comfortable.

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Of all the bits of interview advice I’e heard, few are as dangerous as the following: Joke around … be comfortable and make the setting comfortable. Ummm… yeah, you need to be careful here.Yes, you are in a tense situation when interviewing and finding a way to relax. Smiling and laughing (sincerely) when an interviewer …

Interview Question Prep: What do you know about our company?

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Nervous about a job interview you have coming up? Wondering what questions you will be asked? One question you should definitely prep for is “what do you know about our company?” Hiring managers and hiring committee members often ask this question, and they are often less than supportive of interviewees who don’t know much about …