Posts By Laura Machan

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You want to be a what?

Spring is just around the corner and whether you are about to graduate or just itchy for change, there are many new and emerging roles and even, industries to explore.

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See a Great Job? Don’t Apply.

Picture this: it’s Sunday morning and you are sipping coffee while sifting through the job postings on LinkedIn. One of them catches your eye. You read it again. It looks like it could be just ...

Birthday Candles

LinkedIn has a new look – this is not about that

Sending out positive messages can have a positive effect on how others view you.

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Cover Letters – Eagle or Albatross?

People offer to send me cover letters all the time. I tell them not to bother. My job is to provide notes to my client about each candidate so in effect, I am writing the ...

Barack Obama

It’s Just as Hard at the Top

Barack Obama is on a job search. What does one do after one has been the leader of the free world?

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To Refer or Not to Refer

One of the first lessons you learn as a recruiter is to ask for referrals. If you are talking with someone and they are not interested or qualified, you should ask if there is anyone ...

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Stay on Track with your Career Resolutions

We are at the end of the first week of 2017. How are those new years resolutions working out? Still bringing your lunch to work? Been to the gym a couple of times?

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Top Ten Gifts for Job Seekers

It’s that time of year again – the time of year when we fill the malls looking for the perfect gifts. Is there a job seeker on your list? It’s unlikely you can find them ...

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There’s something about you……

You know how they say a change is as good as a rest? I tried it this week and it worked.

Thank you

Thank your way to the Top: A Recruiter’s Perspective

I started the day today with five thank you notes.  Actually, I did them after my first two meetings.  I had them on my list yesterday but I just didn’t get to them.

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