David Rose's Blog – March 2010 Archive (4)

DAWG Talk: Stupidity Can Equal Success



In the recruiting business, we see a lot of dumb decisions. Sometimes, candidates accept an offer out of desperation. Sometimes, companies extend offers to less than ideal candidates in an effort to stave off some crisis.



For a long time though, it’s been my contention that people aren’t really stupid. It’s just that they’re self-absorbed; focused on the priority at hand. Biologically, human beings have a survival instinct. Today, our… Continue

Added by David Rose on March 25, 2010 at 5:39am — No Comments

DAWG Talk: 5 Things Every Candidate Should Know

It’s an employer-driven marketplace. Despite how determined and confident you are, as a candidate, you have little control over the hiring process. That’s why I decided to help you get a leg up on the competition.



Following, please find 5 things that every candidate should know before embarking on a career search:



Grammar matters. We’ve grown accustomed to short hand. We use abbreviations, acronyms, numbers and characters in our daily life texting, tweeting, or… Continue

Added by David Rose on March 18, 2010 at 6:04am — 3 Comments

DAWG Talk: Career Track to Happiness

Life, for many people, is about the pursuit of happiness. In fact, the Declaration of Independence is very clear. It states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”



We spend our lives seeking out what brings us joy. Just thinking about certain experiences can bring a sense of comfort and well-being. You know the… Continue

Added by David Rose on March 11, 2010 at 5:52am — 2 Comments

DAWG Talk: Tattoo Too Much?

Body art, such as tattoos (and piercings), can be seen in every walk of life. They are pervasive in our culture. They are a means of self expression…differentiation. According to a 2006 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, it was determined that 36 percent of individuals age 18-25 had at least one tattoo. Among individuals age 26-40, around 40 percent of them had at least one tattoo. I wonder how different tattoos really are than hair or fingernail color, or even plastic… Continue

Added by David Rose on March 4, 2010 at 5:27am — No Comments

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