• Happy New Year!
    Although our new year celebration has come and gone, the Chinese New Year has just begun. In China, new year’s is traditionally one of the most important holidays of the year, and because they use a separate lunisolar calendar, their new year lasts much longer than ours—15 whole days (January 23 through February 5 this …
  • What Makes an “A” Player?
    Everyone wants to hire the “A” player.  So what makes someone an “A” player, and how can you demonstrate that you share the characteristics of an “A” player during an interview? Recently, I was standing in my yard in northern Wisconsin when overhead went one of the largest and noisiest flocks of Canadian Geese on …
  • Smell Smoke? Tips to Help Prevent Burning Bridges
    No one likes to be disappointed. As recruiters, as much as we try not to, there are times when we cannot prevent disappointing a candidate. Roles for which we are actively seeking candidates change, project funding changes, project direction changes OR the client may hire someone that seems of lesser experience, but for their own reasons …
  • PICK UP THE PHONE
    Recently, I found myself doing what many business people do, multi-tasking.  A talent we appreciate and find essential for survival in the work world, right?   I was busy “listening” on a conference call while scanning my inbox and responding to a few emails. In one exchange, I found myself on the receiving end of a …
  • Seeing Beyond the Here-and-Now
    I was recently asked about the keys to success and if there is a strategy for achieving goals. Of course, there are some key fundamentals like hard work, collaborative skills—and having a goal you aspire to reach. Whether it be a project at work or a life goal, you have to have a target in …
  • Remaining Positive Through Change
    Companies need people who remain positive while helping to manage and facilitate change.