June 24, 2009

What is your core message?

Filed under: insights — Paul Kilman @ 7:51 pm

For those of you looking for your next position, I would like to ask you the following:  “What is your core message about yourself?”  Let me qualify this further:  If you had just one minute to present yourself to the employer of your dreams, what would you say?  If I gave you an additional minute to talk, what benefits about yourself would you add?  This 1-2 minute “commercial” about yourself is truly the FOUNDATION of your job search effort.  To develop a more compelling sales message about yourself, consider the following:


June 23, 2009

Stretched too far?

Filed under: general — Paul Kilman @ 7:03 pm

Law.com recently published an article by Susan Beck entitled “Are Today’s Lawyers Stretched Too Far?”  If you have not seen this article as yet, it is certainly thought provoking.  Ms. Beck puts a penetrating spotlight on practice expectations that few questioned, at least out loud, in recent years.  Creating a life by design and career goals that offer sustained satisfaction should be what our adult life is about.  Take a look at:


June 22, 2009

Learn and Change

Filed under: insights — Paul Kilman @ 11:05 am

I do appreciate the supportive e-mails we have received about our website and this blog.    I view this blog as an opportunity to share with you proven insights that we have about job hunting, so please contact us with any questions you would like me to address.

A question that I have been frequently asked lately goes something like this:  “What would I recommend to someone who has been job hunting with little success over the past six months?”  At essence, the answer is this:  If you have not been getting the results you want, you need to change the way you are handling your job search.  If you continue to do the same thing and communicate the same message in the same way, your job search will provide the same results.


June 19, 2009


Filed under: insights — Paul Kilman @ 11:02 am

An attorney called me to discuss what seemed like a very good opportunity that involved a relocation.  His real concern was about how best to handle the process of exploring both the career opportunity and its location.   Let’s be honest, relocation adds an additional layer of complexity to any career move.  It may needlessly become a significant impediment and stressful deal breaker later in the process if not realistically considered upfront.

There is much that can be said on this subject, but here are just a few of the basic points that I discuss with candidates: 


June 18, 2009

Welcome to our Blog – Insights from Within the Recruiting World

Filed under: general — Paul Kilman @ 10:59 am

We just redesigned our website – not just to update the look and to better present our services - but also to provide you with proven job hunting and hiring insights that we know can really help in this challenging marketplace.  Navigate around the site and you will find plenty of useful advice tailored to these times.  For job seekers, we also invite you to sign up to receive 21 free articles that will counsel you on key aspects of a job campaign.  These articles are new and the insights they contain will definitely improve your job search.   If you sign up, expect an article from us every 4 – 5 days