Tennessee Getting Some Good Press

Tennessee is getting some good press! Tennessee Named Top Choice for Retirement…. low taxes and cost of living, the crime rate and the weather. Good information for recruiting technology folks to Memphis! http://lnkd.in/aJhCEd

Tennessee Good Press

Tennessee Named Top Choice for Retirement

By Andy Meek

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Tips to Ace the Phone Interview

Ace the Telephone Interview

Let’s start with the purpose of the phone Interview.  I know that sounds overly simplistic, but we want to keep the goal in mind!  The purpose of the phone interview is to get a face-to-face interview.

Phone Interviews can be nerve wracking but they do have one advantage over other types of interviews – you can have your materials in front of you while the interview is taking place and can reference them throughout the interview!  This includes not only your resume, but also a “cheat sheet” of compelling story bullet points that you would like to introduce. It can also include a fact sheet about the employer, including specific critical points describing both the employer and their products. So, have your materials open and available when you are preparing for a phone interview. They are there to support you and enhance your ability to present yourself to the employer, who will greatly respect your ability to answer questions with focus and meaningful content.

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Headhunters: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 

Headhunters:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Illustration by Kyle Platts
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-17/executive-headhunters-squeezed-by-in-house-recruiters

Have I mentioned I’m back?  I’ve been back on the job for a week now and I wanted to give you an update on how it’s going over here at Digerati Search. I’ve spent some time reflecting on headhunting and the industry and it’s time to have a candid discussion about Headhunters… the Good, the Bad, and the ugly!  Here are 3 questions to ask yourself to determine where your headhunter falls on this spectrum and to help you determine if it’s time to find a new one! 

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Waging War on the Blank Screen: 5 Tips for Writing a GREAT Resume

5 Tips for Writing a great resume

 

 

I recently subscribed to a great blog by writer Jeff Goins and he mentioned “waging war on the blank page” … and it really struck a chord with me.  I subscribed to his site after reading his article Why you must Become an Expert at Telling Your story.  In that article he challenged us to tell our story in three sentences.  I was completely speechless! Literally! How is that even remotely possible to do?  I can’t even tell my story in three chapters, maybe not even in three books… how can anyone get their entire life story condensed to three sentences?  And then, it dawned on me, THIS is what it is like to write MY resume and what you guys experience every time I ask for an updated resume. I love helping other people write their resumes, but the thought of me having to write mine leaves my with a headache!  So, today my goal is to help you write a better resume and WAGE WAR on the blank screen with 5 Tips for writing a GREAT resume!  Let me clarify, I’m talking about resumes for IT professionals.  NOT the creative types, I think hiring managers are expecting something bigger and amazing from you guys… something like this!

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Where Have YOU Been?

Where Have You Been?

 

So…. I’m not even sure you noticed that I’ve been missing in action.  But, in case you did, I think I got some ‘splaining to do!

Everyone that is a client or candidate knows I am mom to three amazing little boys. Well, four years ago their Montessori school closed and I had to make a decision about my priorities. The family won and we brought the boys home to homeschool.  So, I have been on a four-year leave of absence!

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