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No Shame in Self-Promotion

Dawn Montgomery is a savvy saleswoman. Her product? Dawn Montgomery. The Hamilton job hunter has her own slogan, which says she “always goes the extra mile.” The last four digits of her phone number spell her first name. She stacks her arms full of half-page flyers and slaps them on the windshields of parked cars. …

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ObjectTime Grabs The Best

By snaring Rob Rose and Jean-Pierre Jauvin — two of the top sales and marketing executives at Cognos Inc. — in the past two weeks, Kanata-based ObjecTime Ltd. is giving the local technology industry a rare glimpse of unbridled ambition. While high-tech companies have been raiding each other for executive talent for years, the campaign …

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Extreme job hunt: Applicants ditch resumes for guerilla tactics

When traditional job-hunting methods fail, some are turning to the unconventional. As unemployment climbs, jobless Americans are doing more than asking for a job. Some are affixing résumés to their cars. Others are posting job appeals on YouTube. A few are even offering rewards for job referrals. To quote a lyric from the musical “Gypsy,” …

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HR Influencer: David Perry

David Peter Drucker famously said that the insides of an institution are cost centers. Results only happen outside the institution. While leaders are responsible for the performance of an organization or an industry, the real results happen outside. If you search for “Job Hunting” on Amazon.com, the number 1 result is Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters: 400 Unconventional …

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Forge Your Firm’s Way To The Top By Hiring With A Strategy

It’s not easy for a company to improve performance and culture with a single, solitary action. Hiring the right executive, however, can be that game changer. So says David Perry, author of “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition.” Perry, a longtime recruiter of senior executives as managing partner of …

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