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Bruce Hurwitz
Worked at Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd.
Attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lives in Hackensack, New Jersey
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If your response is “Help!” you are wrong. The correct answer is “Fire!” This comes from the case of Kitty Genovese who was murdered in 1964. Published reports at the time, later debunked as an exaggeration, claimed dozens of witnesses heard Ms.…
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When someone signs up for career counseling, I ask them to send me their resume and, if they have one, a sample cover letter.  No surprise there; I’m sure we all do it. A new client said he had a few and would send them to me so I could choose the best…
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Well, not exactly. A young woman phoned me asking for advice.  She had been fired.  As with all young people fired for the first time, she believed that she would never get another job.  Her career was over before it even began. This is called being…
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I just received a resume that concluded with a list of references. Never give out references. Scenario A: Employers look at your resume, like it, and call your references. They are totally unprepared because you have not spoken with them. While they may…
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Before going any further, click here to watch the video. The commercial you just watched is generally considered the best commercial ever made. In an interview the job applicant will have a chance to ask questions. All job applicants will have the chance…
Before going any further, click here to watch the video. The commercial you just watched is generally considered the best commercial ever made. In an interview the job applicant will have a chance …
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I always like to begin with definitions. So the first question should be what constitutes an “older” worker? And the second should be, what do we mean by “long-term” unemployed? As far as I am concerned, if you think you are “old,” you are “old.” And if…
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I have been a recruiter since 2003 and a career counselor since 2009.  During this time I must have received hundreds of functional resumes.  Not in some; not in most; in ALL cases the sender was trying to hide something.  Allow me to explain: Most job…
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No, I am not going to write again about wearing fancy jewelry to an interview.  That seems to be a sensitive subject and as one woman wrote, emotion sometimes takes over and the message gets lost.  But the question has been asked, and as always I am happy…
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Henry Kissinger had two rules. The first, which I understood, was that he would never bring “too many” Jews with him into President Nixon’s Oval Office. The second, which I also understood, was that if someone handed him a report he would write on it…
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When some people have a lot on their mind, and need to clear their heads to make proper decisions, they exercise, go to the movies, read, shop, whatever. My choice is to go to a nice restaurant, with good food, good service, at a fair price. And so I did.…
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It seems impossible but lately Manhattan appears to be even more crowded than usual. (Why the death penalty is not imposed on people who walk the sidewalks, not to mention cross the street, bumping into intelligent pedestrians, while reading, writing and…
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A reader wrote asking me to write about elevator pitches. He said he had difficulty knowing how to reply in an interview when the interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself.” The first thing I told him was that an elevator pitch is for networking and has…
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Executive Recruiter and Career Counselor
Introduction

Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., the President and CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., has been an executive recruiter since 2003.  The author of A Hooker’s Guide to Getting a Job: Parables from the Real World of Career Counseling and Executive Recruiting, he is a recognized authority on career counseling, recruitment, and employment issues, having been cited in over 300 articles, appearing in more than 200 publications, nationally and internationally, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and US News & World Report, as well as on such websites as CareerBuilder, Monster, The Ladders, and Yahoo!  He is the host of Bruce Hurwitz Presents, a live call-in radio interview program and an advisor for the multi-media resume portal Purzue.  An Ambassador for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, he also hosts their weekly radio program, The Voice of Manhattan Business.  He is an on-camera talent for eHow.com and has been certified as an “Approved Career Expert” by CareeRealism.com.

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Since May 2010 I have been quoted in the media, on average, three times a week, concerning career and employment issues.
Education
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    1997
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I am an executive recruiter and career counselor.
Employment
  • Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd.
    President and CEO
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Hackensack, New Jersey