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Friday, 10 January 2014
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As a headhunter with an agency focused in hiring leaders for emerging biotech and device companies, I must maintain a solid understanding of hiring trends in the industry as well as the personality phenotype that can work well with the frantic pace of these emerging companies. Perhaps one of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2014 4:12 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Friday, 03 January 2014
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Saving the planet aside, how many of us would prefer to drive a Porsche to work rather than riding in an overcrowded bus? And yet that is what most job seekers are doing metaphorically when their strategy for finding work is to apply online with a resume. Think about how many riders are on that bus? ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2014 4:12 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Friday, 28 September 2012
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I was writing a blog the other day while glancing up at a MLB game. I had the TV on mute and happened to watch a commercial for the new Honda hybrid and was immediately struck with something. The best commercials deliver the majority of what they want to say with the clever use of pictures. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2012 4:12 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Thursday, 13 September 2012
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I think it was two years ago I was reading an interview with actor Michael Douglas and he was asked his favorite piece of advice. He replied that his Dad, Kirk Douglas, had told him, "Do your best work and then F… It!!!! That seems to me to be the one of the best pieces of advice one could take ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2012 4:12 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Thursday, 05 July 2012
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Ever notice that the more tired and frustrated you get the more likely you are to start speaking in superlatives and absolutes? I see this happen with increased intensity during an election year and I am sure it has NOTHING to do with the DRIVE BY media's LEFT-LEANING manipulations!!!! In the same ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2012 4:11 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
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Sure they can but it's the same in any economy- if  you happen to be a perfect fit for the opening they have. The problem in a tough economy (like now) is there are far less openings, and this isn't just because there is less hiring going on, it's also because many companies stop using recruiters. They ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2012 4:08 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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We have all heard it before. People come in two categories; those who live to work and those who work to live. It is time to dispel the myth of working to live. There is no such thing. If you spend the majority of your time working, you are living to work, period. The difference then is ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2012 4:08 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Saturday, 07 January 2012
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I recently received an unsolicited newsletter in my inbox with the title: "Employee turnover is the silent killer of workplace productivity." As a headhunter for 11 years I instantly thought of how ridiculous the statement is. Employee turnover is a given. People are going to leave for two main reasons: a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2012 4:08 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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"u..huh, ….yeah,… right… yup….makes sense to me….., what was that?" I was hoping that my colleague was actually listening to me but it sounds like he was sending emails and perhaps even texting someone else while we were on the phone. How many times has this happened to you? It seems today ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/06/2012 4:04 PM by SandersonMcleod.com
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