Posts By Laura Machan

A successful interview: take a pause

We are all nervous when we go to interviews. It never changes. It does not matter how senior you are or how many interviews you have done, you will still have sweaty palms and sweaty ...

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Are we Exclusive? Managing your LinkedIn Invitations

I was talking about LinkedIn with a group of people on Monday evening. One of the big questions that came up about invitations. When someone invites you to connect, should you accept?

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Demonstrating Energy: Career Advice

My son is very laid back. For the most part, it’s a good thing. He does not freeze up before tests or freak out when an assignment is due. He just goes about his business ...

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Job Postings & Romance: A Recruiter’s Perspective

So what is the link between job postings and romance novels?

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What was I doing? Dealing with Distractions

If you can’t remember what you started five minutes ago, you are dealing with distractions.

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First Jobs of Very Successful People

We tend to get hung up about our first job. Whether it’s a summer job or a full time gig, we worry that it won’t be in line with our goals and ambitions. Stop worrying ...

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Looking for that first job? A Recruiter’s Perspective

All kinds of new grads are being released in the wilds of the employment world this month.

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Practice, Practice, Practice – Tips for a Better Interview: A Recruiter’s Perspective

I heard a fantastic phrase last week. One of our senior sales leaders was talking with us about value propositions, enhanced authenticity and other eye rolling stuff. I was starting to glaze over when he ...

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Resume Review – Critical Action: A Recruiter’s Perspective

Shock and awe. That’s what happened this week. Shock and awe. I was preparing a group of resumes to send to one of my clients. As I reviewed that last resume, I found a typo.

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Look for a Job over that Hill: A Recruiter’s Perspective.

Last week, I had coffee with a former colleague who is about to head into a transition. She has been with her company for a long time and after some ugly corporate changes, they have ...

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