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What about the “Overqualified?”

The Blogs of Dave Murphy:  What about the “Overqualified?” As a Search Consultant I work closely with clients to understand the key skills they are seeking when filling important positions.  They always give me clear

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Corporate Relocation: We’ve Come Full Circle

Murphy’s Law on Recruiting Blog: “Corporate Relocation: We’ve Come Full Circle” There was a time, early in the post-WWII economic boom, when corporations rarely considered offering financial assistance to new employees to help compensate for

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Tax Tips for Job Seekers

Since it’s tax season a number of questions have come up regarding tax deductions for job seekers. It may be too late for those of you who haven’t filed for an extension for tax year

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Hiring People who will LAST

In the recruiting profession I have the luxury or the misery of looking at resumes all day long. There have definitely been times when someone looks perfect on paper to find that they just aren’t

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2013 Salary Survey: Medical Device Marketing

Each year I analyze the results of self-reported salary information to get a current understanding of average compensation levels across the Medical Technology industry. In this blog I’ve analyzed salaries in the Medical Device space.

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Behavioral Based Interviewing & STAR Questions

“The best way to predict what someone will do in the future is based on what they’ve done in the past.”   When interviewing candidates for job openings, we are trained in large companies to ask them

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Interview Show and Tell?

Whether CEO’s or first line Marketing Managers, we humans have a tendency to believe and retain more through what we see than what we hear. So the next time somebody says that you don’t need

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Using Videos to Apply to Job Postings

We have had significant success using brief YouTube videos to advertise new job opportunities since busy people don’t have the time or interest to read lengthy job descriptions that they receive on a routine basis.

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Responding to Recruiter Bulk Emails

How to Best Respond to Bulk Emails from Recruiters My colleague Michael Pietrack pointed out that one of the necessary evils of the recruiting business is bulk emailing. We discussed how most recruiters try their

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