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Having hard conversations strengthens relationships. Ghosting people sends the message that you don’t care.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Tough Conversations Lead To Stronger Relationships
  • Compromise: Difficult professional conversations where parties want different things can often lead to compromise after communication occurs. Demonstrating the ability to compromise is part of any great relationship.
  • Courage: Showing courage to address potential confrontation demonstrates strength in character and conviction.
  • Courtesy: Challenging professional conversations reflect courtesy for others’ time, effort and energy—even if it has been fruitless.
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
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Instead of avoiding hesitations a hiring manager might have about your candidacy, address them head on.

TOP 3 Questions To Elicit Hiring Manager Hesitations about your Candidacy
  • Has anyone in the company come from a background like mine and succeeded, and if so, how did they achieve success?.
  • What continuing education opportunities exist at this company that could help me round out my skillset?
  • What concerns do you have about my qualifications, and what would put you at ease about them?
Thursday, 06 June, 2019
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Hiring managers will be making decisions quickly in the weeks leading up to July 4.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Hiring Speeds up between Memorial Day and 4th of July
  • Hiring managers who have been shopping for talent in Q2 will finally make decisions.
  • Many stakeholders will vacation from July 4 to Labor Day, making the interview process slow down and delaying some new hires until fall if they don’t hire fast now.
  • The busy season for billables in our business is September through November, so hiring managers are bolstering their ranks now to prepare accordingly.
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019
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The privacy industry is growing, and quickly—IAPP membership has gone from 36,000 to over 50,000 since GDPR Day last year!

TOP 3 Steps To Break Into Privacy
  • Get certified—hiring managers are looking for certifications, and the right ones can nearly guarantee an interview.
  • Stay relevant with laws at the state level—privacy is evolving quickly and being current immediately adds value.
  • Be open to contract work—as in-house privacy practices are established throughout the U.S., companies will be moving pieces around to find what works for them.
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019
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To be the best possible future employer to a new hire, cross-check any remaining contingencies before you extend an offer.

TOP 3 Post-Offer-Extension Contingencies That Lead To Offers Being Declined/Rescinded
  • Needing to navigate a non-compete after an offer has been extended/accepted
  • Requiring a reference from a current employer after an offer has been extended/accepted
  • Waiting more than three to four weeks to start a candidate after an offer has been extended/accepted
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
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Hiring managers in privacy look for IAPP certifications before all else.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The IAPP Global Privacy Summit
  • The role of the CDO is highly undefined and varies greatly from organization to organization, but the CDO direction seems to be a logical and viable path for privacy professionals looking for the next evolution, namely CPOs.
  • Don’t get hung up on titles; because the privacy industry is still in its relative infancy, job titles (and even compensation) are not streamlined or settled like in other industries. Rather, focus on what the duties and expectations are for a position and how it is poised for growth.
  • Organizations are focusing on preparing for January 2020, the date the CCPA law becomes effective. They may be able to leverage some of the heavy lifting that was required to prepare for GDPR but will need to remain flexible as they operationalize privacy for additional GDPR-like state level regulatory requirements.
Wednesday, 08 May, 2019
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According to LinkedIn research, 94% of employees say they would stay longer at a company that invests in their learning.

TOP 3 Reasons Employers Should Invest In Employee Education
  • Workers in 2018 quit at the highest rate since 2001 and employers need to stem the tide in 2019.
  • The “skills gap” that has plagued American employers for years has been neutralized in other industrialized economies through commitment to learning and development of existing employees.
  • LinkedIn’s report saw a drop from 49% in 2017 to 27% in 2019 of professionals who cited “limited budget” as their top challenge.

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of cnbc.com’s article “LinkedIn: 94% of employees say they would stay at a company longer for this reason—and it’s not a raise

Wednesday, 01 May, 2019
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You have to know what is motivating your job search before you explore the job market.

TOP 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Looking For A New Job
  • “Why am I ready to leave my current job?” Know and understand your motivation, so when asked in an interview you can verbalize specifics in both a clear and concise manner. This will also help to determine what you're not looking for as you research and discuss future opportunities.
  • “What do I hope to achieve next in my career?” Whether that’s rapid ascension to management, acquisition of skills and certifications, or hitting a target compensation, this question will narrow your search quickly.
  • “What kind of company do I want to work for?” Consulting vs. corporation, industry giant vs. startup; understanding value propositions and desirable traits of any organization will further streamline your search and clarify your desires for your agent!
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
TRU Tips

TRU isn't just your agent—it's a whole team, working together to place you in your dream job!

TOP 3 Keys To Success In Working With TRU
  • Always call your agent immediately after an interview—our clients want your thoughts and feedback before they share theirs.
  • Always talk to your agent before communicating anything directly to our clients—even when they aren't speaking for you, it's important to have a unified game plan.
  • Always CC the scheduler—they're the ones who facilitate every single meeting between clients and candidates.
Thursday, 18 April, 2019