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Getting out of the Stack

So what is the stack? Let me define: The stack is simply the place where every resume goes that is not exceptional, that does not catch interest, and does not deserve special attention. It doesn’t have to be a physical stack — in fact, they reside mostly in the archives of ancient applicant tracking systems). It is […]

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How to get Hired

There seems to be this philosophy in certain groups of candidates: “Let’s make sure I annoy the living shit out of the guy doing the hiring.” I have heard job coaches give advice that generally annoys anyone involved in the hiring process like it’s some sort of golden, untapped method that nobody has thought of. […]

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How to get fired gracefully

Chances are, at one point of your working life or another, you’re going to get canned. I feel bad to be breaking the news to you but in the world of higher turnover and rapidly changing demand, the American employee is more expendable than ever (as long as “ever” means before 1940). Expendability aside, we […]

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Interview Tip: Show up, Bring Booze

Nothing delights me more than people showing up to an interview with alcohol on their breath. It makes my job as an HR guy more interesting and gives me good stories to tell. Considering this has happened multiple times, I’ll tell you what pretty much goes through my mind: This is awesome. I am going to […]