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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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A Candidate-Driven Job Market

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: A Candidate-Driven Job Market The U.S. unemployment rate across all industries dropped to 3.8% in May, and it was the 92nd straight month where more jobs were added to the

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What Drives Us Beyond Fear of Change?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: What Drives Us Beyond Fear of Change? As a hiring manager and team leader in the workforce you know that your most valuable assets are talented, ambitious employees. It’s useful

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Giving Thanks in the Job Market

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Giving Thanks in the Job Market On Thanksgiving I took some time to ponder those things for which I’m thankful and it got me thinking about comments I’ve been hearing

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