Interview Preparation

Mirror Questions Improve Technical Recruiting

Today’s technical recruiting tip is my 7th magical interview question, the Mirror Question. As with all past six technical recruiting questions I shared, this is also a form of an open-ended question. Furthermore, as I also shared previously, a lot of psychological, behavioral, human resource and executive recruiting research … Read More

Interview Question To Improve R&D Recruiting

During our 25 years of existence, our technical recruitment firm has uncovered many secrets to uncovering more useful information from candidates. The normal tendency of candidates is to only provide a modicum of general information. However, to gain more and better information it is important that you both: a) ask … Read More

Technical Recruiter Tip: 1 to 10 Rating Question

25th or Silver AnniversaryOur executive recruitment firm is celebrating its 25th or Silver Anniversary this year. During those 25 years our R&D, scientific, IT, engineering, manufacturing and technical recruiters have recruited and placed hundreds and hundreds of technical and manufacturing personnel worldwide ranging from staff level (e.g. Design Engineer) to middle manager level … Read More


According to today’s delayed Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, 148,000 jobs were created in September. This adds up to 849,000 jobs being created in the last five months. Though not earth shattering, it has been slow and steady. This means that it is time to sharpen your interviewing skills. … Read More

Recruiter: 3-Pronged Job Hunting Approach Needed!

Though the growth has been tepid, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced today that 169,000 new jobs were created last month as the unemployment rate dropped .1% to 7.3%. As a result, 701,000 new jobs have been created in the last four months. The leaders last month in … Read More


According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, 195,000 jobs were created in June, which is a sign of solid improvements in the labor market. Added to last month’s BLS figures, 370,000 new jobs have been created during the last two months! Furthermore, anecdotally, I have noticed that many … Read More

Unemployment Rate Hovers Near Dangerous 8%

Talking Points for the month

  1. 157,000 (+2,000 from December) non-farm jobs added in January. But unemployment rate up to 7.9%!
  2. 22.7 million ( Same as December)= 12.3 (+100,000 from December) mil. Unemployed + 8 (+100,000 from December) mil. Involuntarily working part-time + 2.4 (-200,000 from December) mil.
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My strong interest in the recent NFL coaching carousel, which left eight head coaches with “pink slips”, extends far beyond my fervent curiosity for the sport. A paradigm of sound versus shaky recruiting practices can be observed. Case in point the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Both cities … Read More

I’ll live on WGN Radio Saturday, December 29th between 12:30 and 1 p.m. CST discussing a new outplacement model to help the multitudes of displaced workers.

If you get a chance, I’ll be live on WGN Radio on Saturday, December 29th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. CST (720 on the AM dial) discussing a new, lower-cost alternative (10% of the cost) to outplacement for displaced workers, called World2Work™

You can also listen in to … Read More

Unemployment Rises To 8.3%; SEO A Tonic For Joblessness!

The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs in July, the most in five months. However, the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.3% as more and more workers scramble to enter the job market. This has created an uneven recovery heading into this fall's presidential election. Fortunately, a … Read More