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Seasonality in the Job Market?

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Seasonality in the Job Market? It’s the 4th of July week and I’m camping in an RV park, “on holiday” in a good old fashioned family vacation. I generally schedule

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Video Recruiting and Video Resumes

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Video Recruiting and Video Resumes I think we are all in agreement that the methods by which we send and receive information has changed dramatically over the past ten years

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Talk to your recruiter about RBF

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Talk to your recruiter about RBF Resting Bitch Face. It’s a real thing – a scourge upon the land that ruins people’s perception of each other. Google it sometime to

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Preparing for the Next Recession

The Blogs of Dave Murphy: Preparing for the Next Recession I admit it – I’m a Prepper. Not the kind with machine guns and years of freeze-dried food stored in the basement; I’m generally more

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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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