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Bruce Hurwitz
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Executive Recruiter and Career Counselor
Executive Recruiter and Career Counselor

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I was recently reminded that this month marks the thirtieth anniversary of my having had major surgery. I spent 27 days in the hospital. It was an experience, to say the least. A number of years ago a colleague was going to the hospital for surgery. When…

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In my previous post, I promised I would write about applying for jobs for which you are unqualified. I shall now keep my promise. In fact, I have been trying to keep it for a few days now. The problem is, I am my own worst critic and have not liked the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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