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That Job is Still Open?!?

What is the hidden cost of re-starting a search to fill a key position? My friend and colleague at TMAC-Direct Michael Pietrack recently wrote the following blog addressing this fundamental interviewing question. The Cost of

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What is an “Offer Letter?”

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: “What is an Offer Letter?” When my clients and I get to the end of an interview process the hiring team and the candidate typically begin talking about the “Offer

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Minivans, Pawn Stars, and the Russian Judge

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: “Minivans, Pawn Stars, and the Russian Judge” Why is “consensus” interviewing so frustrating? My friend and colleague at TMAC Direct Michael Pietrack recently wrote the following blog addressing this fundamental

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Corporate Housing – Back to the Future?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Corporate Housing – Back to the Future? In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it was not uncommon among employers in industrialized countries to provide residential housing for their employees,

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“Walk me through your resume”

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: “Walk me through your resume” Why do most interviews begin the same way? My friend and colleague at TMAC Direct Michael Pietrack recently wrote the following blog addressing this fundamental

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The Cost of Negotiation

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: The Cost of Negotiation Is there a cost to negotiating job offers? My friend and colleague at TMAC Direct Michael Pietrack recently wrote the following blog addressing this fundamental question

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Planning for Elder Care in the Job Market

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Planning for Elder Care in the Job Market I had a situation recently where a talented Marketing Director interviewed successfully for a very attractive job opportunity, was offered the role

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Engage Your Back-up Plan Now

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Engage Your Back-up Plan Now In 2009 I wrote a blog about the importance for unemployed job seekers to have a back-up plan in their job search. Just because things

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When Lateral Moves Aren’t So Lateral

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: When Lateral Moves Aren’t So Lateral Are “lateral” moves really lateral? My friend and colleague at TMAC Direct Michael Pietrack recently wrote the following blog addressing this fundamental question in

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Blind Dating in the Workforce

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Blind Dating in the Workforce I know it’s weird, but the analogy is accurate. Debriefing with candidates after their job interview is similar to asking them about their first date

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Have you been Ghosted in the Job Market?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Have you been Ghosted in the Job Market? The explosion of social media and online dating has given rise to a new era of rejection where the rejecting party resorts

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