So how do you manage recruiter conversations quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum of effort?

By building a system that does it all for you. Automatically, repeatedly, with no hand-holding needed. With some up-front prep work and commonly available (and free) technology that you probably use every single day, you can effectively create a HI-5 …

Save your self time and hassle. HI-5 the Headhunters!

As I’ve mentioned before, I often answer recruiters when they reach out to me. And because I’ve talked to hundreds of them over the years, I’ve realized that they’ve consistently asked me the same questions, over and over again. I …

Hiring in the Boston area is up 3.7%, compared to last year. So, what’s next?

According to the LinkedIn Workforce Report | Boston | November 2018: Hiring was 3.7% higher in October 2018 than in October 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring (which removes predictable seasonal hiring variations) was 1.7% higher in October than September. So, there’s a …

Answered on Quora: Which one is better: a one page resume or a two page resume?

Answered over at https://www.quora.com/Which-one-is-better-a-one-page-resume-or-a-two-page-resume/answer/Kay-Stoner-3?share=1afd521a&srid=zrPYp A lot of people tell you that you should only have one page, and I suppose if you are trying to get noticed by people who have very little time, that can be a good approach. …

Not all Recruiters are created equal

When many of us think of recruiters, we cringe. Ugh! Headhunters! And (often) rightfully so. I’ve been “headhunted” by plenty of placement professionals who were playing a numbers game and just casting out far and wide to see if they …

Recruiters keep contacting you. But you’re not looking for a job. Can you afford to ignore them?

Short Answer: No, you can’t Here’s Why… It’s a common scenario: You’re happy in your job, and you’re relieved that you don’t have to go looking for another one, anytime soon. You’re in a great growth-oriented position, you’ve been advancing …

Responding to recruiter inquiries – in 30 seconds or less

About four years ago, I realized that every time I talked to recruiters, I basically had to repeat certain key details to each one of them. Over and over and over. Sigh. I’ve been on and off the job market …