Why Do Companies Hire This Way? ⇒

March 26th, 2019 by Erin

I've been doing a lot of interviews recently and I've come to really appreciate the way one of my former companies, SchedulePro hires, and I wonder why more companies don't do it this way.

The "usual" way is that a company will do a zillion phone screens, then have a series of in person interviews spread over 2-3 weeks, then shortlist a few candidates for the final round(s) of interviews, before making their final choice. Total time, likely 5-6 weeks, internal person-hours in...

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EU Summer Road Trip ⇒

March 21st, 2019 by Erin

About 6 months ago my cousin invited us to her wedding. In Geneva. In August.

The bad news is that we are going to Europe at the worst possible time, when it is hottest and crowded.

The good news is that my parents are going as well and paying for our flights!

Since we are going allllll that way, we might as well stick around for a few more weeks to see some of the sights, right? Christine and I have wanted to go to Italy ever since we saw Life is Beautiful (a bit morbid I know), and...

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Series: Sales Mistakes - The Beachhead ⇒

March 18th, 2019 by Erin

A few months ago I signed up for Provide's Upmarket program, with intention of using it to really kill it at ZE PowerGroup. That plan was thrown into disarray when I was uncerimoniously laid-off; however I still had access to it, so I decided to dig in to prepare myself for my next gig.

As I don't have current opportunities to base it on, I'm going back in time and reviewing past decisions and opportunities, to see what I could have done better. I'm going to publish this as a series of...

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Frustration, The Job Search Version ⇒

March 11th, 2019 by Erin

Last year was a tough one for me, job wise, as I got laid from EDP Software in March, then laid off again from ZE PowerGroup in Dec. This was a pretty huge knock on my self-esteem, as at both companies I was doing fairly well and ramping up revenue; it was a surprise, twice!

Getting laid off a few weeks before Christmas is particularly tough as no companies are ramping up their staffing at that time; not to mention you have the Christmas bills coming in.

So my job search begain in earnest...

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