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…