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Worked at The Gumbinner Company for 25+ years
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Asking For Typical Writing Samples May Not Accomplish Its Intent: Here Is A Better Idea
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hiring managers ask candidates to send writing samples.   Some insist on them. The ask for creative
briefs, they ask for points of view, they ask for recommendations.   In the days when advertising agency executives
wrote whole marketing plans for clie...
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How Many Jobs Are Too Many Jobs?
In this
day and age, with a “rent-an-employee” corporate mentality, many candidates
have résumés with what some interpret as too many jobs.   In fact, many good candidates often get rejected because a
company believes that someone with, say, four jobs in si...
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An Advertising Story: How Carl Ally Won Piper Aircraft
I love this story.  It shows that if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen,. I told
this story recently and was encouraged to post it because it is a great story;
right out of Mad Men. Carl Ally himself told it to me.  It is fun. Ally
& Ga...
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We all interview.   But don't blow an interview for an avoidable reason. .  Don't do or say the wrong thing on a first interview.  I thought I would point out these pitfalls. http://bit.ly/1JRU454
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Advice to Candidates: Don't Lose Out On A Job Because Of Your Personality; Advice To Interviewers: Don't Lose A Great Candidate Because You Confuse Adjectives
It is a shame that people with certain personality traits lose out on interviews because of them.  And  interviewers often misjudge
candidates because they do what I call, confusing adjectives. Interviewees need to know themselves well enough to manage perc...
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Once you have found a new job, it is a mistake to forget about recruiters you met. It is a mistake. Here's why. http://bit.ly/1I8Pqfo 
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An Advertising Story: How DKG Didn't Get Mexico Tourism
This is a
true story.   I was there.   And it was told at the memorial service for
Shep Kurnit some fourteen or 15 years ago.   Shep ran a very successful creative agency during the 1960’s and
1970’s.   Delehanty, Kurnit & Geller
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Getting To A Four-Day Work-Week
Like all recruiters, I am
often asked if I can find someone a four-day work-week; or five days but with one
day working from home.   This is a very
tall order and, unfortunately, it almost never happens.   At least not through a recruiter.   And generally n...
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Something You Should Never Do On A Job Interview: Never Put Your Interviewer On The Spot
Last week
I wrote about things
you should not communicate or do on a first interview .   This post is about something you should never
do on any interview.  But it often happens. There are
a number of candidates who, in an effort to promote their candidacy,...
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Things You Should Not Say, Communicate Or Discuss On A First Interview
We all know that there are certain
things one does not discuss on an initial meeting – salary, vacation, hours,
etc.   But there are other, more subtle
things which can kill a job applicant’s chances of getting passed on.   And the shame is that good people...
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Advice to Candidates: Don't Lose Out On A Job Because Of Your Personality
Don’t Lose A Great Candidate Because You Confused Adjectives It is a shame that interviewers often misjudge their
candidates because they do what I call, confusing adjectives.   This means that they attribute strengths and
weaknesses to the candidate based ...
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Why You Should Stay In Touch With Your Recruiters, Even After You Get A Job
Recently, a candidate I had
been working with got a job on her own.   Good for her. I told her to stay in touch.   She chided me, “It is you who should stay in
touch with me”. I explained how difficult
that is. While I really like this person, I meet dozens...
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Passionate advertising executive. Advertising blogger. Great chef, photographer. Collector of glass. Lover of my wife, my kids and my grandchildren
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President of The Gumbinner Company, executive recruiters for advertising.  Glass collector.  Former Chairman of Urban Glass.  Blogger: www.viewfrommadisonave.blogspot.com;  Contributor to Ad Age and Adweek.
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Two really successful kids: Liz Gumbinner, EVP Creative Director of Deutsch and Jeff Gumbinner Founder of Gumbinner Davies Communications
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Love this place for lunch.
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Megu is a whole experience - from the way they greet you to the decor and service. Food is great but very pricey. Love it there.
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Good local place.
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All their sandwiches taste alike. Good. But they will not adjust ingredients to satisfy allergies, which is a shame.
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