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By careers on 5/2/2012 2:36 PM

If you're a top performer who loves to sell, build relationships, and work with competitive teams,  Vocus has openings for multiple salesteams - including management - and is hosting an Open House on May 9 from 5:30-8:30 pm. You’ll speak with recruiters and hiring managers within sales, marketing, technology, accounting and finance.

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By careers on 4/25/2012 11:11 AM

By Peter Weddle

What’s the purpose of all that effort? Apparently, it’s to increase the odds that someone might tell you about an opening you haven’t seen or recommend you for a job you’re trying to land. The math makes sense but the strategy doesn’t.

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By careers on 4/11/2012 12:35 PM

By Peter Weddle

No one likes confrontation, but sometimes it’s the only way we can make change happen. That’s the central thesis of a book I’ve written about the post-recession job market in this country. It’s not your typical career or job search primer, but is, instead, a novel called A Multitude of Hope.

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By careers on 4/3/2012 6:16 AM

The right connections make all the difference

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By careers on 3/14/2012 4:22 PM

By Peter Weddle

For decades, economists celebrated the rational person.
It was their view that people would always make the intelligent choice – do what was in their best interests – when making a decision that would affect their economic wellbeing. Then, in the 1970s, two psychologists debunked that idea and one went on the win the Nobel Prize, in economics no less, for doing so. Turns out, we humans aren’t as clear headed as we think we are, and that truism offers an important message for recruiters.

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By careers on 2/29/2012 12:17 PM

By Peter Weddle

After the last recession, recruiters have to be asking themselves, “How do I have a meaningful career in this field of work?”. The minute the economy goes south, the nanosecond hiring slows, recruiters get their pink slips. There is no job security in recruiting. You can however, create something even better: career security.

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By careers on 2/22/2012 4:52 PM

By Peter Weddle

For Job Seekers

Taking a job offer from an employer you barely know
is like ignoring the terms and conditions vendors impose when you make an online purchase … only worse. If a product is defective, you can usually return it. When an employer turns out to be bad, however, there is no such recourse. And, the harm can be long lasting.

For April Fool’s Day in 2010,

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By careers on 2/15/2012 5:28 PM

By Peter Weddle

For Recruiters
What works best when sourcing top candidates?
That’s the key question, isn’t it? Sure, it’s interesting to explore new ideas and techniques. But, at the end of the day, job one is to recruit talent in the most efficient way possible for the openings you have right now. So, what techniques do recruiters find most effective today? That’s what WEDDLE’s annual Source of Employment (SOE) survey reveals.

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By careers on 1/26/2012 6:30 AM

By Peter Weddle

By now, you’ve probably heard of Stieg Larsson's bestseller,
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. For those who haven’t yet read the book, it’s(sort of) a murder mystery intertwined with the self-identity quest of a young woman with distinctive body art. While all of the plot’s secrets are revealed by the end of the tale, one question is never addressed: what’s the meaning of the dragon tattoo? The answer is especially important to jobseekers.

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By careers on 1/19/2012 5:06 AM

 

By Peter Weddle

Stephen King has another best seller out called 11/22/63. It’s a time-travel story about a man who ventures back to that date – the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. His mission is to change the past, to prevent the crime, and thus reshape the world he and we know. It’s a fascinating yarn, but just as important, the truth it reveals about resetting ourselves offers an important lesson for recruiters.

 

 

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