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…

No Surprises

We all love surprises: unexpected gifts that show up at our door, friends that drop by – the good surprises. But surprises during the job search process aren’t always a good thing. I often say to both my client companies and candidates that a significant part of my job is to minimize surprises on both sides. By consistently engaging in a dialogue about…