Category Archives: Finding Great Employees/Recruiting

5 Ways to Prevent Counteroffer Acceptance

I scan the Wall Street Journal every day before heading off to work.  But there are times I think I should just cancel my print subscription and read archived editions online because the news doesn’t really seem to change much – especially … Continue reading

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Reference Questions that Work!

I am heartbroken. Anna McCarthy has gone off to college. My life has just taken a turn and I feel it may not be for the better. Let me explain. I have known Anna since she was five years old … Continue reading

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The Ponce de Leon Dilemma

I love Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of the PBS Newshour. She’s my idol. Most nights I don’t get home in time to watch the news at six o’clock, but when I do, Judy’s my go-to girl. Not only is she smart … Continue reading

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My Calvin Coolidge Squirrels

Nothing in this world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated … Continue reading

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Take a Page from the Realtor’s Playbook

I think most people believe their house is worth more than it really is. That’s a sweeping generality, I know. I’m basing it on the unscientific and totally anecdotal opinion of two women with recent experience in house valuation – … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games

He leaned over the table, looked me straight in the eye and said, “Betsy, I want a young guy who has a big mortgage. I want someone who’s hungry to succeed and make lots of money. ” He had prefaced … Continue reading

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4 Characteristics of Top Salespeople

I like the number 4! Like its important symbolism in Native American culture, it has a special meaning for me, as well. To them, 4 was sacred through Mother Nature, representing north, south, east and west. It also represented spring, … Continue reading

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Tips for Evaluating New Grads

I don’t know about you, but our Boston public radio stations have started broadcasting some of the region’s college commencement addresses. I heard three just this past weekend. For the most part, they were just what I expected to hear. … Continue reading

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Be Counteroffer Intuitive

Happy Spring! Mother Nature played an unusually cruel trick on New Englanders this week by dumping ten inches of heavy, wet snow on us. Believe me, the only thing worse than shoveling ten inches of snow is shoveling ten inches … Continue reading

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Using Google AND Your Gut

When I Was Young and Irresponsible “When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.” — George W. Bush I love that quote. It’s one of my favorite “Bush-isms.” And I was reminded of it last week when … Continue reading

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