Author Archives: Will Thomson

Exactly How Do You Find a Job in 2016?

2016 Job Search

“How do you find a job in 2016”?

I’m getting this question more because as the economy improves, people are considering a job change. They are taking risks because they are now able to take risks…   

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7 Things Never to Say in a Screening Job Interview

Never Say

With the recruiting market picking up, I am screening more candidates than I have in a long time.

A majority of the candidates I am talking to haven’t looked for jobs in years. So I’m not blaming the candidates for being a little rusty on their interview skills…   

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Job Seekers: Recruiters Will Find You Here

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Recruiting has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. The days of applying for a job online is NOT how most candidates are found anymore.

Recruiters should now be called detectives, because we use social media a lot to seek out those we find. Today, everything, and everyone, is searchable… and research-able…   

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Job Seeker: Do You Know What You REALLY Want?

Mind reader

We recruiters work hard to make meaningful connections; perhaps harder than any other professional. The result: recruiters are some of the most well-networked people around the globe. Yes, we are the gatekeepers. And chances are high that most recruiters know someone that can connect you to someone that will help you get that dream job. Before we help YOU though, we want you to know we need for you to help yourself FIRST! Maybe you’ve never had to network to pay the bills. Maybe you don’t know how this game works. That’s okay. Don’t get frustrated. Stay positive and open-minded. I am going to let   

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Why “Looking for My Next Opportunity” is Okay on LinkedIn

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In a world where job boards aren’t as effective as they once were, it’s no secret that LinkedIn is still considered the best tool to find talent. Especially for the passive candidate… the already-employed professional who would consider another offer… if a good offer came along.

And that is why I’m writing this blog… because we are all passive candidates.    

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When a Recruiter Calls: Should You Consider a Career Change?

decisions decisions

Let’s face it, many of us ready for our next adventure. And when a recruiter calls, we are intrigued; even flattered. We want to be wanted, needed, and desired.

On the other hand, we are “okay” where we are. We hesitate. We don’t take a closer look, and perhaps turn down the opportunity to interview. And in the process, perhaps miss out on what could have been an amazing career move…   

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