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#humanjobsearch Counteroffers

“Cory, counteroffers: good or bad?” We’re guilty of constantly using dating analogies in the job search. The interview is like a first date, the offer is a proposal to define the relationship, and working is a long-term relationship. The counteroffer is that last-ditch attempt to save a failing relationship. It’s not inherently a bad thing,

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9 Networking Tips That Work In Real Life

Networking is one of my favorite, and most effective, career pursuits. I try to attend at least one new event every week. In the past networking felt like pulling teeth. That was before I knew the value of attending networking events. Making the most out of networking events is where a lot of job seekers

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#humanjobsearch Hiring Your First HR Employee

When is the right time to hire your first HR employee? And what kind of HR professional should they be? We think it’s important for companies to think about bringing on an HR professional as a strategic move. When we’re talking to an employer about a new hire, we think of first HR hires in

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Working with Recruiters: Why Shouldn’t I Just Go It Alone?

The job search process can feel a lot like dating sometimes. You look online, reach out to friends, go to places where you think you’ll meet just the right new partner, arrange a date, dress up, and try to make an amazing impression on your first meeting. Sometimes you feel that spark right away, and

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Temp, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct-Hire Jobs: Decoding Your Options as a Job Seeker

When you work with recruiters, you’ll likely hear a few terms that refer to the types of roles they have available. The three most common terms are temp, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire. Before I explain what each term means, let’s take a look at why an employer would choose to hire for a certain type of

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