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A different attitude towards workplace diversity

workplace diversity

Let there be cake!

Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching. 

Celebrate

Today, one of our Senior Developers brought in carrot cake for the entire company. 

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What is your desired salary?

desired salary

Will your answer to the Desired Salary question make it rain?

We know the Desired Salary question is coming

“What is your desired salary question?” Ever worried if your number was too high or too low when interviewing for your dream job? Ever wonder if you are disqualifying yourself or leaving money on the table?  

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Company compensation philosophy and how it effects your desired salary

Compensation philosophy

A compensation philosophy isn’t just about the Benjamins

The interview question of questions

I don’t think a week goes by where I am asked how to answer the standard interview question “What is your desired salary?”  Truthfully, I don’t hear about it this topic in the form of a question, I hear about it in the form of an accusation.

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Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.

Are you promotable?

Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?

Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.

  1. Promotable: Employee is ready to be promoted or has the potential to be promoted.
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What to do when we realize we provided the wrong interview answer

wrong interview answer

Uhh yeah, wrong answer. How do you recover?

Wrong Interview Answer

What do you do when you realize that you provided the wrong interview answer? What do you do when you realize we could have answered an interview question more effectively after we have left the interview.

We have all done it.

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Job Reference follow up

job reference follow up

A beautiful gesture!

Job reference follow up

You would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these important contacts, that bridge may be burned. Today’s post is part three in a series of three posts on the topic of handling our references: how to strengthen the bond between us the candidate and our reference.

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Control what your job references say about you

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Direct what is said in your references checks

Controlling the reference checks conversation

For most of us, the reference checks stage of a job search either scare us shitless or we don’t realize how important this step is. Depending on our personality type, we think of one of two things when it comes to reference checks.

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How many job references?

job references

Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided?

How many job references should I provide? 

Congrats! We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing more than the ho-hum, standard 2-3 job references that the hiring company requested. 

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The critical missed step when candidates ask question in a job interview

This interviewer is thinking, “He had the job until he asked me these candidate interview questions.”

Today’s post explains how candidates can have a great interview. The hiring manager is thinking “this candidate is the one”.  Then, in the last 10 minutes, the candidate loses the job because of the candidate interview questions they asked.

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Overquaflied. The unintended signals your resume conveyed that declined you for the job

Overqualified

What do you think when this guy applies for your job?

Overqualified for the job

In my business, I meet a lot of overqualified candidates. How do I know they are an overqualified candidate? Here are a few statements I hear on a regular basis :

  • I didn’t hear back from the company and I could have done that job in my sleep.
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Less is more in your job search

When it comes to the job search

Why less is more in the job search

Yes, less is more in the job search. I know that I have been blogging about job search for close to 10 years, so in my opinion, there is obviously a lot going on. No doubt, there are a lot of steps. 

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