DPP Blog - Job Seekers

Your Resume Tells Your Story. Make it a blockbuster!

The competition is stiff. Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes for a handful of positions. A human scanning through a stack of resumes looks for college degrees, certifications, job titles, typos – trying to winnow out good applicants in a minimal amount of time. Seven seconds. Or, your resume may go through […]

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How to Ring in a New Job in the New Year

The holidays are here and everyone is taking off to go skiing in Vail, or scuba diving in Cozumel. At the very least, they’re taking the kids over the river and through the woods. Or so it seems. But take a look at the job boards. The ads are still going strong, and new jobs […]

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You and Your Recruiter: In a Relationship? or It’s Complicated

Finding and working with a good recruiter is not luck. Sure, maybe a recruiter initiated the first call and caught your attention. A second call, and you both start thinking there’s something there. But then, the work begins. In part 1 of the recap of my conversation with Barbara Blau, President of DPP, we discussed […]

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Scouting the Opportunity

In Part 1 of this 3-part series about working with a recruiter, we talked about the recruiter as a career partner and an ally. A good recruiter will provide impartial career advice. He will work to build a relationship with you, one which includes active listening and asking lots of questions. Here’s part 2 of […]

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The Recruiter: Ally or Albatross?

You’ve just hung up the phone after talking with some character who, out of the blue, asks you if you’d be interested in changing jobs. Maybe it set your antennae quivering. Maybe your stomach plummeted. You may have difficulty refocusing. And maybe you have been mulling over a career change, and this phone call pushed you […]

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Truth & Consequences in The Ethics Zone

You’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of right and wrong, but of relationships. A journey into a space whose boundaries are that of the human condition. That’s a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Ethics Zone! Hannah Thrumplemyer glanced at her phone. Fifteen minutes until her new hire was due […]

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