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The Cost of Bad Writing

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: The Cost of Bad Writing From the dawn of human commerce the livelihood of marketing professionals has been built on clear communication, and with the growing importance of electronic messaging

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Job-hopping – a generational thing?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Job-hopping – a generational thing? I work with hiring managers to identify candidates for openings that fit their “ideal” profile. On the wish list of criteria is always a “track

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Top Five Candidate Regrets

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Top Five Candidate Regrets As I talk with talented Marketing and Business Development professionals I’m in a unique position to observe career decisions that lead to positive outcomes and those

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Upward Mobility – What happened?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Upward Mobility – What Happened? I’ve written before about the generational differences in the United States regarding upward mobility and relocation for career advancement. In the past Baby Boomers and

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Cost of Living Adjustments?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Cost of Living Adjustments? I fill a lot of jobs in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Boston and New York. As compared to other locations in

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Turning down retainers – Just say “no”

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Turning down retainers – Just say “no” Many of my long-standing clients will ask me to help them fill executive positions on a retained search basis. In most cases those

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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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Consolidation & Contraction

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Consolidation & Contraction Usually these blogs provide commentary on the different elements of the recruiting and staffing process, but this one focuses on changes in the Med Tech and BioPharma

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Ready to move up to the next level?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Ready to move up to the next level? The most commonly cited reason people state for making a change to a new company is for an opportunity to move up

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Fantasy Football for Recruiters

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Fantasy Football for Recruiters This time of year many of us are busy crafting our strategy for upcoming Fantasy Football drafts, combing through magazines or reading websites. Particularly in those

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What’s the risk in changing industries?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: What’s the risk in changing industries? I frequently have conversations with people who are contemplating a change in industry, or changing the market in which they work within a given

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Closing in the Interview Process

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: “Closing in the Interview Process” Once we get past the first few jobs in our career there is always the question about how to close gracefully in a final interview.

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