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A LinkedIn Talent Connect Photo Recap

Just got back to Boston after an incredible few days at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference in San Francisco. I had the amazing opportunity to be the host of the Live Stream for the folks watching at home. As a major fan of all things Talent Acquisition and someone who loves to see what others…

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“The Natural”

In the film “The Natural”, the character Roy Hobbs has a promising early career and then, through unfortunate circumstances out of his control, loses that career for a good chunk of what would be considered his “prime” only to return as a much older “rookie” in a world that on the surface seems to have…

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“We’re not in Boston anymore, Nomahhh”

I recently was visiting a client in Silicon Valley (stay tuned for more on them in future posts) and had the opportunity to visit LinkedIn HQ and the nearby Google HQ. Now – a bit of background first. I was born in Boston and worked almost all of my professional career on the east coast…

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Don’t judge me! Understanding bias in the interview process

We would all like to think that when we meet or interview people that we all go in with a clean slate in our minds – open to anything and everyone until proven otherwise. The reality is – even though most of us don’t want to admit it- that we have biases that come in…

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Tips for Talent Connect – Movie Edition

This will be my fifth time attending LinkedIn’s Talent Connect conference. Unlike a lot of my peers, I am able to only attend a few select industry conferences a year, and this one is always a “must attend” in my mind. They are always filled with great learning opportunities, awesome networking with some really smart…

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Why I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid

I admit it – I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid. This “kid” is no kid when it comes to playing the drums though. I can’t get enough of “Avery Drummer” playing covers of songs like “Hot for Teacher” or “Tom Sawyer” – not just because he is technically excellent…

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Making the Leap: How to best position yourself in the application process

I was at a get together recently and a friend asked me the best way to apply for a job. This person has been in a role for some time now, with little career growth opportunity and he had seen a position come available that would be a step up for him career wise, but…

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Don’t be a robot!

Yes – this is a blog about technology from a guy who has been in Talent Acquisition for some time now. Don’t worry – I am not going to be one of those guys who harkens back to the days of when we used to have file cabinets stacked with resumes, advertised in the newspaper…

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“No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher”

Within the span of a few hours today, I found myself talking with someone I consider a mentor and then having a conversation with someone who has been seeking my advice (God help this person). It got me thinking about the whole “mentor” relationship in general, which then of course led me to thinking about…

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Why I just left one of the best jobs I ever had

As someone who has worked in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for 20 years, I have had thousands of conversations about career choices. Conversations about career plans, ambitions, fears, financial concerns, family goals and personal goals – all and many more concerns have been touched on in these discussions I have had with people in…

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