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Getting Hit By A NYC Taxicab Is Even Less Than It’s Cracked Up To
As many of you know, on October 23 rd, I was
minding my own business in a crosswalk, when a taxi driver made a quick left
turn without looking and rammed into me.   I have been in the hospital ever since, which is the reason View From
Madison Avenue hasn’t ...
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Eight Absurd Feedback Comments Received From Clients After Interviewing Candidates
I try to
always tell the truth to my candidates.   It is one of the reasons why people like me.   However, there are times when it is necessary
to either outright lie or to skirt the truth.   That happens when giving feedback that is negative. Why hurt
some...
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Eight Absurd Feedback Comments Received From Clients After Interviewing Candidates
I try to
always tell the truth to my candidates.   It is one of the reasons why people like me.   However, there are times when it is necessary
to either outright lie or to skirt the truth.   That happens when giving feedback that is negative. Why hurt
some...
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The Plight Of The Single Industry Contingent Recruiter
I am making a confession that perhaps I should not be
making publicly, but I thought my clients and my candidates ought to
understand a little about the executive search business. There are many recruiters
who do general search in all industries and functio...
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Ten Things To Look At In Evaluating A Job Offer
Nobody writes
about how to determine if an offer is the right offer.   It isn’t always as simple as money, title or,
even, opportunity.   Offers have to be
evaluated in the context.   of your
career, your situation and your goals. Of course
money and opport...
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View From Madison Avenue: Why "Madison Avenue" Means Advertising
Just for
fun, I thought I would write about the original Madison Avenue and why that
moniker is still synonymous with advertising.   This is from my memory and some research, but others, who may be older and more schooled
can correct me and add to the list....
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A Brief Look At How Agencies Headquartered Elsewhere Can Do Well In New York City
Let’s face it, New York City is the advertising capital of
the country, if not the world.   While
there are wonderful agencies that do fabulous work all over the country, in
this day and age of computers, Skype, Go-To-Meeting, FaceTime and other electronic
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Eight Absurd Feedback Comments Received From Clients After Interviewing Candidates
I try to
always tell the truth to my candidates.   It is one of the reasons why people like me.   However, there are times when it is necessary
to either outright lie or to skirt the truth.   That happens when giving feedback that is negative. Why hurt
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The Difference Between In-House Recruiters And External Recruiters, Like Me
Most candidates have never
been placed by a recruiter.   Most
companies network before hiring a headhunter, which makes perfect sense.   I read years ago that recruiters only
accounted for about 20% of all placements.   Most of the other jobs were through n...
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Speeding Up Hiring
Last week the Wall
Street Journal reported that companies were trying to find
ways of speeding up the hiring process.   Bravo. If what I read about the economy is
true, it is becoming a candidate’s market and speed in hiring may become
essential after years...
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The More Recruiters Know, The Better They Can Perform
There is
an us against them mentality in all business.   Ad agencies feel that way about clients.   Clients feel that way their suppliers; and candidates as well as hiring companies feel that way about their
recruiters.  I am not
sure why this is, but it is...
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Interviews Should Always Be One-On-One, Not Multiple People Grilling One Candidate
This is a subject I have never seen written about.  And it deserves attention. Many
companies think they are doing a candidate a favor by having two or three
people interview them together at the same time.   It saves both the candidate and the company time...
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  • The Gumbinner Company for 25+ years
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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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  • Temple University
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I have been eating there since I was a little boy. There is nothing else and no place like Walters. I drive from NYC, especially in nice weather so I can sit outside in their eating area. Walters hot dogs are not your usual franks. They aren't crispy and crunchy or spicy. But their mustard is great and I can't wait to have my next "double with extra mustard."
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Best corn. All summer consistently wonderful. Told me it was a secret variety and he was the only one growing it.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Better for less elsewhere, but clearly the most upscale and elegant of NY's Chinese. Good place to take people to impress them.
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reviewed 2 years ago
If you don't mind the noise, it is an excellent place. Their eggplant and zucchini chips are wonderful. Food is really good. But this place is deafening which is why I downgraded the decor. They need to put foam in the ceiling. Four people cannot hold a conversation without shouting.
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Had brunch there. Realized that I had not eaten there in many years and that it is really, really good. Everything about the meal was excellent, including the friendly and welcoming greeting at the door. What a pleasure to rediscover this old gem.
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Very Good
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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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reviewed 2 years ago
Good local place.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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