Recommendations, Referrals, References and What They Mean

I’ve been on vacation and traveling, which is why I’ve been quiet on this blog for way too long. Sorry about that. And, I’ve been deleting numerous emails with the subject, “Are you taking on new clients?” which is a referral-for-pay scheme. I don’t participate in those. If I can’t refer people because I believe …

Making Jobs Attractive, Part 6: Market the Job From Offer to first Day

I realized today I hadn’t completed the Making Jobs Attractive series, so here’s the final installment.Even a candidate who’s accepted an offer is not an employee. That person is still a candidate, until he or she arrives at work that first day and signs all the paperwork. So make sure you stay in touch with …

Making Jobs Attractive, Part 5: Market the Job After the Interview

So you’ve interviewed a candidate you like. The interview went well. You’re checking references, and thinking of making an offer. This time is a perfect opportunity to market the job.You haven’t finished selling during the interview until you’ve extended an offer and the candidate has accepted the offer. With any luck, you learned what the …