Boston’s racial divide.

Dirty Little Secrets is about to launch a series of posts written to shine a brighter light on the racial divide in Boston. Specifically, the elite Asset Management firms, Hedge Funds, Private Equity , Family Offices, Venture Capital, Investment Banking and RIA’s. (Multi-generational, and Institutional Wealth Management). SearchGroup500 aka SG5 is looking at the racial…

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How would you rate your Recruiter Experience?

After spending years working as an Agency Recruiter, Richards knows the internal politics of a staffing agency and is happy to give up a few “Dirty Little Secrets”. You just went on an interview. You met with Human Resources and then moved on to meet a Hiring Manager. All the stars are lining up. You…

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How do you feel about counteroffers? Would you take one? This is an area where I do agree with most Recruiters. If you resign and then take a counteroffer, it’s probably because you could not see past the dollars.

image of the Godfather with the words an offer you can’t refuse over it

My opinion is: forget about it! I am sure if you do stay, that you will most likely be the first one out should your firm downsize. Why keep you? You went behind your bosses back, took time off and quit your job. You are not the ideal employee. Chances are nothing has changed. Your…

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Drinking the Kool-Aid

image of the Kool-Aid Man

In the film the “Devil Wears Prada” you will hear the phrase “look who is drinking the Kool Aid”. I know I have heard it used a lot more since then. What does it mean to you? The most important questions you should ask, may be: Do you want to avoid it or embrace it?…

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You just graduated and you are trying to find a great opportunity that is not some crappy “first” job that makes your family happy. How are you approaching your search? I talk to a lot of folks and I will share with you the choices you have unless Daddy is going to employ you. (Not that there is anything wrong with that)

street signs pointing different directions

1) Walk into a staffing firm and take your chances with a Recruiter who knows little to nothing about you. 2) Have a great LinkedIn profile and ridiculous network and work your network hard. It’s not what you know but who you know in our opinion. This may be a tough pill to swallow considering…

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More often than not an “Influencer” on LinkedIn is talking about the employment market and algorithms. Finding the right talent is personal and finding the right opportunity is also personal.

Linkedin logo on a piece of cloth

However, it is statistics like this one posted to LinkedIn by an Influencer that want us to believe a personal touch is not all that necessary! “The average open position receives more than 150 resumes, more than 45% of candidates never hear anything back from the employers, 83% of candidates rate their job search experience…

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Dirty Little Secrets Linked In


As you know, Linked In is such an important part of networking. We find most of our talent on Linked In. Do you know that most firms offer their Human Resource Professionals training on how to utilize this tool? That really means you have to “up your game”! If your profile is not its very best,…

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