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Author: Cheryl Krestanowich


Ageism is Dumb…Cut It Out Already
30 Oct
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Ageism is Dumb…Cut It Out Already

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends , Recruitment 0 comments

I’ve written roughly a dozen drafts of this blog over the last few months trying to strike the right balance between tone and message, and I keep failing to get it right.  So, I’m going to aim for blunt honesty and hope for the best. Here goes…. No, I won’t screen out candidates based on…

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It’s Not That I Don’t Like You (and Other Myths About Your Job Search)
18 Sep
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It’s Not That I Don’t Like You (and Other Myths About Your Job Search)

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends , Recruitment 0 comments

I’ve done a lot of recruiting in my career. Because of that, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with countless candidates about their job-search experiences; the highs, the lows and some common misconceptions about what companies are/aren’t looking for in an employee. It can be frustrating to look for work, particularly when not every “recruiter”…

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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat
17 Jul
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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 0 comments

For most of my life, I have unapologetically called myself a ‘dog person’ and I’ve learned countless lessons from my steady, fun-loving water-dog (that’s a different blog altogether).  I always liked cats, but they were ‘just cats.’ That changed with a decision to adopt a cat five years ago; a move that altered my perspective and…

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“How did it get so late so soon?”  Recruitment Advice for Busy People
16 Mar
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“How did it get so late so soon?” Recruitment Advice for Busy People

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Recruitment 0 comments

There’s one thing many Hiring Managers are doing that drives away top talent. I’m not convinced they know they’re doing it. It’s simple to fix and it makes life so much harder on their teams. It’s the primary reason I see good candidates leaving the recruitment process and good companies missing out. Hiring Managers are…

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Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility
29 Jun

Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 21 comments

Shopping for my first suit was an experience in humility that will stay with me forever, and one that has (oddly enough) helped to shape the leader that I am today. A number of years back, I had left a job with a clear career track to follow a new path. As I approached graduation from…

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Opportunity Knocks Softly: Unlikely Career Opportunities
18 May
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Opportunity Knocks Softly: Unlikely Career Opportunities

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Uncategorized 0 comments

Opportunity rarely arrives with a neon sign pointing to the next step, especially when it comes to careers. While I’m a fan of being strategic and applying for work that you are passionate about, I also recognize it isn’t a luxury that everyone always has. The trick is not to miss out on an opportunity when…

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Making Peace with “Happy Feet”
08 Mar

Making Peace with “Happy Feet”

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Uncategorized 0 comments

Our office is designed with a contemporary-but-historic concept, all exposed beams and character. And I love it. It’s inspiring, colourful, warm and creative. The downfall is that sometimes we hear things from the other floors, and in my case, it’s who I can only imagine is an aspiring drummer that I have nicknamed “Happy Feet.” Happy Feet sits…

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Intentional Networking for Non-Schmoozers
06 Feb

Intentional Networking for Non-Schmoozers

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends 0 comments

I hate the thought of schmoozing. Going out of my way to develop false relationships with people I don’t really care about on topics that I’m not interested in with the goal of obtaining someone’s money is the epitome of time wasted.  That’s a level of flakiness that’s best saved for a toaster-strudel. What I’ve…

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