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It is you and it’s not meant to be

"It's not you. It's note me. Its just not meant to be" is the title of the featured post on Recruiting Blogs.com by Jose Ruiz, a Principal at Heidrick & Struggles' Monterrey, California office. Jose offers insight into corporate hiring trends resulting from the realities of today’s marketplace. In the past companies defined job qualifications and considered candidates on a…

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Added by Tom Cairns on February 6, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Should you pay to upgrade your membership?

Should you pay to upgrade your membership? There are a number of executive and professional organizations on the internet. I belong to a number of them and enjoy the benefits of membership. However, even some of the ones to which I am a member I have a problem with some aspects of their business model. I fundamentally do not want to pay for anything. At least not for some of the services offered such as “access” to job opportunities that are “hidden.” These sites “uncover” job opportunities for… Continue

Added by Tom Cairns on January 5, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Business blind dates

I walked into a restaurant for an early morning breakfast meeting. The restaurant opened at 7:30am and there were five people already in the restaurant. Almost simultaneously, they all looked up wondering if I was the one there to meet them.



I looked towards the table where I expected to see my friend. He had a favorite table and there were two people sitting there but he was not one of them. I then scanned the room trying not to make eye contact with the people who were still… Continue

Added by Tom Cairns on November 27, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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