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  • Entering Year 21!

    My co-founders and I have different start dates for Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates. Ken/Mary Abeln and I (David Magy) started the firm in 1996 . . . . . Ken and Mary on July 1, 1996 - with me joining them on August 1, 1996.  (My delay - completing my transition...

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  • Not All Families Are Created Equally

    Our last blog post talked about relocation - and the need to address the question directly.  Will you relocate?  If a position requires you work at a certain location, this is a rather basic question.  There is another area that requires a rather basic...

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  • Relocation 'Pre-Check' (and Timing)

    One of our current (and wonderful) clients was telling me a story of a recent search they were conducting (this client uses multiple firms depending on the level and/or function of the role).  The story was about a candidate they loved for a high-travel senior...

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  • Social Media Lasts Forever

    I have written on this topic in the past under different titles.  My favorite (title) still comes from a Head & Shoulders® commercial: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression Social media can be a lasting and damaging impression....

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  • Please return our calls!

    Over the last few days, I spoke with two transition groups on How To Work With Recruiters.  We covered multiple topics - the general definition of retained versus contingent...

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  • What is the ethical thing to do? (Guest blog by Brenda Devlin)

    (Our first guest blog - thank you to Brenda Devlin!) An HR professional in the job market: As an HR leader, I found myself in the job market recently after successfully restructuring myself out of a job. Going into the job search, I...

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  • 19 Best New Business Ideas for 2016

    Each new year, there are a plethora of websites that list the top new ideas and/or trends for the coming year. People often look for opportunities – what industries and or new markets should be pursued? For the entrepreneur, this is a...

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  • A Great Article To Start 2016

    Happy New Year!  It's the last day of 2015 - time for one more Blog to end the year and, most importantly, give people a great start to 2016. 13 Things You Should Never Say On Your First Day At Work This article appeared earlier this week in the...

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  • Google Is A Powerful Tool

    The subtitle should read: Tell The Truth We have written about people who do not tell the truth about their credentials in the past. We find that between 10% - 15% of all candidates fabricate a degree on their resume. It is easy to catch . . . . . we...

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  • Professional Development - Energizing!

    This past week, I had the pleasure of attending a professional development meeting with my colleagues from Partner Search Alliance - also called PSA (...

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