It’s a Candidate’s World

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We read with interest the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights July 2019 published last quarter. Of course, we were well aware of historically-low unemployment in the U.S.; the number of unemployed persons per job opening (seasonally adjusted) has been steadily declining since mid-2007. According to the BLS, when the […]

Handling Gaps on Your Resume

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A frequently-asked question by job candidates is how to handle periods of unemployment that show as gaps on their resumes. While a few months may not be a cause for concern for some employers, gaps of six months or more may disqualify the job seeker from being considered. Not necessarily. Hiring professionals are human beings, […]

The Increasing Trend Toward Working Remotely

Not Being There

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There was a very cool film that came out in 1979 called “Being There.” Peter Sellers played Chauncey Gardiner, an unusually simple man who only knew – and could only understand – what he saw on television. For him, the real world and the one on TV were the same. In one scene, he tried […]

College Degree Required? How 1990s of You!

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If you had the chance, would you hire a candidate as smart and driven as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ralph Lauren, Steve Jobs or Abe Lincoln? Just curious because if your job posting said a college degree was required, that prerequisite would have discouraged them from even applying. So long, potential genius, but step right […]