Archive | November, 2010

“The Social Network,” Zuckerberg, Brooks and Pfeffer

Everybody and his brother have written a review of The Social Network, Scott Rudin and Aaron Sorkin’s blockbuster movie.  I don’t intend to do that, except to say that you should see it.  Instead, after skimming through a dozen or more reviews, two are of exceptional value and should be thoroughly digested.  David Brooks takes a […]

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Deja vu: I guess some things need to be repeated

I have to say, if there is one thing that annoys me about recruiting, it’s seeing candidates make simple mistakes on their resumes, during phone screens, or in the interview. Stupid, easily correctable, how-do-they-not-know-not-to-do-that kind of mistakes. Now, I’m not trying to do a post about how stupid job seekers are. Really, I’m not. I […]

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Employee Engagement: Right Effort

Taking Steps for Right Effort What are you engaging in too little? What are you engaging in too much? What are you engaging in just right? Now add something to the too little. Take away something from the too much. Keep doing what is just right. That’s right effort.

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The worst day…

… or alternatively titled, “Working for the weekend”. On my drive in to work this morning I saw this bumper sticker on the back of a car: The first thought that crossed my mind was, “Huh, that guy is clearly disengaged”. And really, isn’t that the truth? Here is a guy who is so disengaged […]

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How To Job Hunt Like a Spy (Part 1)

Hat tip to my pal Geoff Peterson for inspiring this idea! (Smile) Is there a company that you really, really want to get into? Well, there is a way to increase your chances of being found and contacted without being a nuisance to the recruiter. Its called “Careersite Spying.” In a nutshell, you find out […]

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