Life Lessons

Growing up, my Mother taught me one simple principle that has stuck with me. “In order to succeed in life, you will have to learn how to play well with others.” As a child, I thought this only applied to … Continue reading

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Creating a marketable resume: How do I ensure that my resume stands out?

By Jim Goldstein, Talent Acquisition Manager – Nashville Over the course of time, recruiters see hundreds if not thousands of resumes. They come across our desks in various versions of both chronological and functional formats. Some are very good and … Continue reading

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Persistence…The Journey

September 19, 2012 to May 8, 2013—232 days. In a world where everyone wants hear yes, sales is very different. We get told no and we get told no a lot! You have to have a mindset of an NFL … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome

Welcome to our new website! I know we would appreciate any feedback (constructive and complimentary) you care to share about it. The launch of the new site and logo coincides with our celebration of TrueBridge’s five year anniversary since opening … Continue reading

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A Great Place to Work….Defined

I started out writing my thoughts about one of our recent books of the quarter, Raving Fans.  But instead of telling you about the examples in that book, I thought I’d write about my one experience at TrueBridge. In today’s … Continue reading

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Step Outside of your Job: The Benefit of True Lifelong Learning

All too often, I get the sense that the people around me have lost their childlike curiosity for the world. We’re too focused on getting the next sale, completing the next presentation, or preparing for our next conference call, that … Continue reading

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Thinking outside of ourselves to better others

Have we lost compassion for others?  For helping those in need? When is the last time we stopped mid-stream to notice that someone could use a hand? This year, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to work to remember … Continue reading

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Is it 2013 Already?

I don’t know about you, but 2012 was the most fleeting year for me yet. It seems the older I get, the more quickly time passes by. When I was brainstorming ideas for my blog post, I thought about relevant … Continue reading

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You are never too old to learn something new

I spent a large amount of my childhood with my Grandmother Janie. She is one of many women that had a profound impact on making me the man I am today. I often reminisce on our lengthy conversations about her … Continue reading

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Strong Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

“Let’s eat Grandma!” or “Let’s eat, Grandma!” Punctuation saves lives! I found the above example on the importance of proper punctuation to be pretty funny. A comma (or lack thereof) makes a big difference in the meaning of each phrase … Continue reading

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Let it Snow Globe

Like many of you this year, I performed my civic duty of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. As I cruised through the crowds, I was drawn to the endless holiday displays saturating the shops. I was quietly blaming the multi-colored … Continue reading

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Don’t be just another order taker!

One Saturday, I was in a hurry to get my kids to a soccer game. It was an early game … I mean early. Somewhere in between Nautical, Astronomical and Civil twilight, I’m not entirely sure. I do know this: … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

This past June, I had the unique opportunity to attend the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Annual Conference for the first time.  As you may know, SHRM puts on a huge conference every year hosting approximately 15,000 HR professionals … Continue reading

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Election Day afterthoughts

I always find it interesting how heated things get during an election year. It’s natural, I suppose, considering the modern state of political divides that exist in a democracy. And we’ve all grown to be frustrated with the gridlock in … Continue reading

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Adding value through human capital

Human capital is a company’s most valuable resource. Thus, the human resources function and the recruiting world have important roles to play in bringing added value to a company’s workforce. As recruiters, we have the privilege of offering quality candidates … Continue reading

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Lessons from the old school, for the new school

I have been in the IT staffing business for over 15 years and yes, in many ways, technology has made my job easier. I remember the good old days, riding on horseback (I’m from Texas), to a client meeting and … Continue reading

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The implications of the ACA on the staffing industry

Recently, I had the honor of being featured alongside other staffing industry experts in the Atlanta Business Chronicle piece, “Staffing firms brace for healthcare reform.” The article shed light on the implications of the Affordable Care Act, better known as … Continue reading

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Customer Service is simple. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

I have been an IT recruiter for over 13 years, but always felt that being a secret shopper was more of my ultimate calling. The phrase, treat people the way you want to be treated, has always resonated with me … Continue reading

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Finding My Passion in My Day Job

I am an Executive Assistant to a great team of C-level leaders for a national staffing company. I love managing them – scheduling meetings, setting up conference calls, ordering lunch, making sense of expense receipts, and generally making sure they … Continue reading

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Standing Out

As a recruiter, I sometimes hear my industry peers share the opinion that it is out of line to call a candidate who isn’t an active job seeker. I must say that I have another opinion, as I believe that … Continue reading

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Business and athletics serve as good partners. The similarities are uncanny.

Unknown to some, I am an umpire for Youth Baseball in Southern New Jersey. I have been an umpire for six years officially and on an annual basis. I am re-certified and tested to ensure that I remain current and abreast of … Continue reading

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You and I can be Superheroes

You know it’s summertime when superheroes descend upon our cities.  Along with new Hollywood versions of The Avengers, Spider-Man and Batman, the Dragon*Con sci-fi convention brings out countless folks dressed in superhero costumes during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.  The … Continue reading

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One more call

Did you ever notice how in the staffing industry (as well as in life) things seem to happen in streaks?  Whether it’s making placements, losing job orders, receiving phone calls, demands for meetings, placement droughts, etc., events tend to occur … Continue reading

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Thank you for your referrals

As a recruiter, I often collaborate with business leaders to network, connect with and identify dynamic individuals who I may recommend with confidence to my clients. Often, I have the great fortune to be introduced to professionals who have made … Continue reading

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Did You Settle?

Did You Settle? This week, I was pleasantly surprised to have a candidate I’d spoken with a few times stop by the office to thank me for the career advice I gave him two years ago.  At the time, he … Continue reading

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Being Satisfied, Engaged and… Groovy

Anyone that knows me at all knows that I am an avid reader. So much so that I may be one of the few people you know that doesn’t watch TV. As a matter of fact, we don’t even have … Continue reading

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Own Your Career

I was recently asked to speak to a group of graduating college students to impart any wisdom I had on how to jumpstart their careers. I had a lot of lessons to draw from, having worked through the ranks over … Continue reading

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Finding True North

My past professional experience tells me that to build a business strategy, Vision, Mission, Goals and Strategy must be present. You know the drill: the executive team defines one vision and mission, followed by a few goals and strategies for … Continue reading

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Shoes: Part Deux

If you read Meredith Bolinski’s blog from April, you can probably guess this isn’t about shoes! She encouraged us to imagine ourselves in our candidates’ shoes—to consider what they go through to find a job. I would like to look … Continue reading

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Get There Early, Stay Late

I’m always fascinated to think about how I’ve changed over the years. When I started my career as a consultant with one of the Big 6 firms, I really had no idea what being a consultant meant. I certainly couldn’t … Continue reading

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