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Business Etiquette – Time to Rethink the Compensation Question

I'm going to share a little secret. I don't particularly enjoy discussing compensation. There. I said it. I'm a veteran recruiter, talking to candidates and hiring managers all day, every day, about job opportunities and compensation requirements.

Running and Recruiting Parallels

The number 13 is following me. I celebrated 13 years with Aureus Group back in August, and as of Friday, October 26th, I have been in this crazy recruiting industry for 4,822 days! In so many ways, I feel like I've grown up here. Aureus Group really took a chance on me. I had ZERO

Little Things = BIG Impact

I love this time of year. We've survived the grey skies, the frigid temps, and the massive snow drifts. The sun seems to be shining more often than not and the grass is finally green. Last week, I had the opportunity to travel around the state, visiting several clients I've collaborated with on recruiting projects

My Love/Hate Relationship with Texting

I have a love/hate relationship with texting. I can't deny the fact that it's super convenient to quickly send or reply to a text without having to actually call someone. I mean, let’s be honest -- sometimes we just don't feel like talking on the phone! Professionally, texting has totally changed the way we are

Why You Shouldn’t Cancel an Interview

Anyone who has been in a hiring manager position has most likely experienced a candidate cancelling their scheduled interview at the last minute. Even worse are those instances where someone "no shows" for a scheduled interview and you never hear back from the candidate with any type of reasonable explanation for why they failed to

Be Part of a Winning Team

So, my little brother's high school boys’ basketball team has qualified for the Nebraska State Basketball Tournament this week in Lincoln! Go Pawnee City! I come from a long line of basketball enthusiasts. While most little kids watched cartoons as they enjoyed their bowl of cereal before heading off to school every morning, I grew

Time to Reflect, Look Forward

My husband and I went to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" this past weekend. I was dragging my feet when he suggested we go, as I felt like I had a million other things to complete on my "to do" list. When it was all said and done; however, I was so grateful for

Tips for Dealing with Work Jerks

In my last blog spot, I examined the criteria Robert Sutton outlines in his book, The No Asshole Rule, which helps one identify certifiable a-holes in the workplace. We've all dealt with them before and there's a strong likelihood we'll cross paths with more of them in the future, as much as it pains me

Work Jerks — Are You One?

I just started reading "The No Asshole Rule," by Robert Sutton. The title immediately captured my attention. Even in my 30s, an unexpectedly placed swearword makes me laugh. As silly as the title might seem, the content of this book is incredible! Let’s think about this for a moment. All of us

The Dating Game of Job Hunting

Searching for a new job opportunity can be a lot like dating. The candidate is "playing the field," trying to determine what opportunity is going to be the best match. The hiring manager is trying to "woo" the candidate by showing all the perceived benefits of stepping into this position and joining their team.