GIVING THANKS

At this time of Thanksgiving True North Consultants pauses to reflect on our many blessings. The freedom of this great country in which we live. Its opportunity for achievement. The friendships we’ve formed, and the confidence all of you have shown in us. The privilege to serve others and make a difference in people’s lives. […]

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TIME OF YEAR TO REFLECT.. AND NETWORK

For many people the end of the year and the holidays are a time to reflect on the year, and their career situation. Many people update their resumes whether they are looking for a new job or not just as a way to figure out where they are at with their career, document new accomplishments, […]

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HOW TO WORK WITH A RECRUITER. REALLY?

I see blog posts and articles all the time that are directed at job seekers, and talk about how they should work with a recruiter for their benefit.  Recruiters do have a lot to offer to someone that is searching for a new position. I have some real simple advice. Remember the golden rule. Treat […]

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ON VETERANS DAY, HONOR ALL WHO SERVED

Today on Veterans Day we honor those that have served. We really should honor them every day! The article “From Wharton to War”  is rather appropriate on this day. It is about building and being a part of great teams. There is no other team stronger than the U.S. Marines. It’s a good read.    

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UNCOVERING GREAT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE NEVER POSTED OR ADVERTISED

While there are thousands of jobs posted on millions of job boards and classified sites every day, are these really the best opportunities available to you? Companies will pay a recruiting firm top dollar to find them the candidates that are not actively looking or advertising themselves by sticking their resume on the job boards. […]

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BE THE GO-TO PERSON

If you are working for a company right now and not happy, leave. If someone is giving you a paycheck, you should be giving 100% of your positive effort to do your job, without complaining, and making every effort to create positive energy for your manager and co-workers. If you don’t think you can do […]

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LOOKING FOR A JOB WHEN UNEMPLOYED?

It is true that you’re better off looking for a job when you are gainfully employed. Employers that are hiring look at people that are employed, happy, and successful as better candidates than people that are unemployed or “miserably employed”. This is fact, even though there are times when unemployment happens to A players for […]

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ARE YOU A GOOD LISTENER?

If you are looking for a new job opportunity and actively interviewing, how well do you listen to the interviewers you are meeting with? This is an important question. Think about when you are buying a car, or buying an appliance, or buying anything that has a big price tag. Are you more comfortable working […]

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Are you getting the entrepreneurial bug?

Are you feeling tired of the daily grind of going in at putting in your time for your employer? Would you like to have more time off and more flexibility beyond your “vacation time” and “personal time off”? Do you feel underpaid knowing that the consultant that is working down the hall from you is […]

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MIND YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!! (THAT IS IF YOU WANT TO GET A REAL JOB)

I just read that in a recent Jobvite survey, over 40% of companies said they reconsidered candidates based on the content of their social media profiles. My guess it is higher than that, and recruiters use social media as way to FIND candidates, so we see it all the time! Often social media is our […]

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