David Clough

David Clough is a writer living in New York City. He is passionate about marketing, human resource thought leadership, and classic American literature. David has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management.

5 Job Search Strategies You Need To Start Using Right Away

Job seekers are often their own worst enemy when it comes to finding and landing a new job. They may be extremely qualified and bubbling with potential, but if they can't present themselves in the best possible light, they lose out to the next candidate. They can easily blow it all with a bad interview, a lousy resume, or outdated marketing tactics. As a great job candidate, it's your job to...

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Career in Transition? Consider Volunteer Work

Many active job seekers overlook volunteering as an avenue for discovering new job opportunities. With bills and other expenses piling up at home, finding steady work with a paycheck is usually their first priority. But volunteering is rarely a 40 hour a week commitment, and typically there's time for both regular job hunting and additional pro-bono efforts on the side. The benefits of...

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Build Your Web Presence and Let Recruiters Come to You

Your typical recruiter is inundated with a flood of resumes every day. Many job seekers get lost in the mix and it's extremely hard to stand out. As a valuable candidate (like yourself), how can you avoid getting drowned out in the noise? One strategy is to stop chasing after recruiters. Let them come to you. Job seekers need only market themselves in the right way to enhance their exposure...

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How to Build A Solid Project Team

Departmental and project managers make a variety of tough decisions - even before the start of their project. Much of their success rides on their ability to construct a quality team of individuals that will stick together for the duration of the project and pull their own weight through the process. Without a solid team to fall back on, the manager of the project must face errors and setbacks...

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How to Handle Business Blunders

So you made a mistake at work. Maybe you forgot to follow protocol or you blew a big sale. Don't panic, it's not the end of the world. While you can't change what happened, you can still turn the situation around in your favor if you handle it properly. If you made a business blunder, here are a few moves that you can use to save face: Own up to your mistake: First things first: admit that...

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Tips to Crush Job Interview Jitters

It's natural to be nervous - especially before a big interview. But as any job seeker knows, anxiety can get the best of you - and affect your ability to articulate yourself under pressure. Fortunately, there are ways to channel your fear into confidence (or at least excitement) before you leap into the spotlight. If you're stressing out before your interview, here are a few tricks to ease...

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Get Hired October 6, 2011
Working with Recruiters Made Easy

Your average job seeker just doesn't "get" what a recruiter does. This is apparent to anyone that's ever heard a friend or relative complain about a recruiter "not finding them a job." If you're planning on working with recruiters or with a staffing firm, here are a few things to keep in mind. Tips for Working with Recruiters Recruiters don't find people jobs: The average job seeker has it...

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How to Look For a Job When You're Already Employed

Every ambitious employee or executive knows to always be on the lookout for the next big job opportunity around the corner. The modern job seeker almost expects to hop around every few years in order to stay fresh and keep ahead of the competition. It's only natural for individuals to keep an eye on their career path by regularly dipping their toes into the job market to see what's...

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How to Bond With Your Interviewer

When it comes to landing a job, developing positive rapport with your interviewer is almost a necessity. Sure, it's possible to get hired even if you're anti-social - provided you have the right skills under the right circumstances - but it's more likely that "unlikable" that candidates will find themselves shelved in a recruiter's contacts or buried under a hiring manager's stack of...

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3 Things Managers Need To Remember

Managers often forget what it's like to be on the other side of the desk - to be part of the team instead of leading it. They tend to get wrapped up in their own leadership, believing they can control everything and make everyone happy (two mutually exclusive, if not impossible ideas). Fortunately, its easy to put things back into perspective. Here are a few things that all managers should...

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The Five Worst Recruiting Habits

It seems like in any profession, whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie, it's easy to fall into a pattern of bad habits and lousy tactics. Habits are worse than mistakes, as they doom us, much like our friend Sisyphus here, to an endless cycle of failure. Experienced recruiters know what works for them, and what doesn't - but that finesse also makes them susceptible to getting...

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India Sees Shortage of Top Talent

Last week's Human Potential summit, part of The Economist's "The Ideas Economy" series, offered participants the chance to hear from a wide range of global thought leaders on a number of social and economic issues. Nandita Gurjar, Senior Vice-president of Human Resources at InfoSys, and R Gopalakrishnan, Director of Tata Sons, took the stage together to provide audience members with a deeper...

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