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Author: Monica Fuchs

Referrals

Referrals……they are truly always appreciated and definitely an important component of our recruiting efforts as those of you who know the referred candidate have an insider’s view into how that person can impact a brand in a positive way. I always want to hear about the person who is NOT necessarily looking but is an industry contact who you hold in high regard. I…

Horse Racing or Recruitment?

“Because it is the last and most difficult leg of the Triple Crown series, the Belmont Stakes has been dubbed as the “Test of the Champion.” The outcome of this event is mostly unpredictable, with horses rushing into the finish line after lagging behind, and determines the winner amongst all the other strong contenders.” Sounds an awful lot like the…

What kind of leader do you need to be today?

Have you ever conducted a string quarter? No? If you ever have the chance, take it!  I’ve had the privilege and it is amazing. To stand in the middle of those experts and feel like I am part of their music is a powerful feeling. You’re thinking, “Michelle, you aren’t a musician, you’re making this up.”  I really did get to conduct musicians…

Know Your Numbers!

I admit it, I’m a story teller. I see my workplace value in terms of the cultural fit I bring to a team. My resume and interview answers tell the story about the change I lead, forgetting to tell the measurable results. Yet I’m hypocritically surprised when I interview someone who doesn’t mention a single sales results. Ultimately, everything we…

The importance of a ‘Thank You’ note

“Like a cat bringing you a gift of a mouse, bring your interviewer a mouse in your thank you note” Never underestimate the power of the post-interview thank you note. A good one ticks the box, a bad one is memorable in the worst ways, a great one builds relationships. Naturally, your note will express your interest in the opportunity but…

“How do I begin a job search these days?”

“How do I begin a job search these days?” That’s the text a friend just sent me. As a recruiter, it seemed the opposite of my recruiting world where the job finds you. (See yesterday’s blog for getting your resume interview ready.) What next? Here are a few quick tips to turn this mountain into a molehill. Make a list of what you want…

Be Kind

I have to admit, I am struggling to be inspired this week. With all the current events going on in the world, affecting every one of us in different ways, I thought I would keep it simple and spread a message of kindness. One of my favorite sayings is “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about….

Boston = Fashion????

Growing up within retail, spending most of my time in Boston, our city has never been given many props for being “fashionable”. Known for brutal northeast winters, we have been a city rated worst dressed often trading our heels and high-boots, for salt-stained Uggs and comfortable “athleisurewear” incorporating the easy breezy looks into our daily lives, no matter what we have going on. But…

Lessons learned (or reinforced) at a party

As I was attending an event hosted by one of my firm’s top clients yesterday, I was gratified to be surrounded by not only managers and senior executives that I had placed in the company, but my strategic partners within the group. To see the founder, president and other executives working closely with my placed candidates to celebrate a new store…