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LinkedIn

LinkedIn Groups’ Long-overdue Update

LinkedIn Groups have always felt like an afterthought. They’re sort of like the guest room that gets a lot of initial attention, but sits there collecting dust because so few people come to visit. In my own experience, I’ve found…

Job Postings

How Not to Write a Job Posting

Seventh Circuit Holds That the ADEA Also Covers Job Applicants, Not Just Employees Employers should keep an eye on a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holding that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act covers…

Background Checking

Do You Google Every Candidate You Screen? A Cautionary Tale

The Assignment: Find a site director for a 250+ employee pharmaceutical contract manufacturing site in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. The Players: The Candidate, let’s call him Charlie: 25 years of progressive experience in the pharmaceutical industry with strong leadership…

Interviewing

5 Avoidable Interviewing Mistakes

The best way to solve a problem is to keep it from happening. By avoiding common mistakes, we can avert all kinds of problems, including those of the hiring variety. Interviews are a frequent part of the hiring process where…