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Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How To Hire Teenagers For Your Small Biz

How To Hire Teenagers For Your Small Biz

If you’re an entrepreneur, the notion of working just for a summer might seem laughable or downright alien, but as we get deeper into June another portion of the workforce will be available: teenagers and... Read »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Recruit and Interview Interns – Part 2

How to Recruit and Interview Interns – Part 2

All right. So, you've selected an intern and have brought them in to explain the position to them, get a sense for who they are and let them ask whatever questions they want. But how should you do all that?... Read »

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Download This: FindLaw's Guide to Hiring

Download This: FindLaw's Guide to Hiring

Whether you think the economy is sinking or swimming, chances are you're going to need new blood in your company sooner or later. And if you're new to the process of sifting through résumés, cover letters and... Read »

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon UAE Plays Nicer, eBay Exec Joins Company

Groupon UAE Plays Nicer, eBay Exec Joins Company

Sometimes, reading and writing about Groupon is a lot like living in that Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day. Frequently, every day brings very similar headlines and news stories that pretty much seem to have... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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By Aneil Luhan , Edited by: David Wolinsky

What CEOs Should Know When Hiring Through Headhunters

What CEOs Should Know When Hiring Through Headhunters

The US economy has undergone a great deal of change in the tumultuous years since the advent of the financial crisis. Business leaders have had to adapt and refocus priorities in order to steer their... Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Hire Rockstar Tech Talent

How to Hire Rockstar Tech Talent

Back in January I wrote about a growing trend, which is that some companies are no longer requiring resumes when considering new hires. As it turns out, according to a new Inc.com piece, it's actually now being... Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Entice Hires Willing to Move for a Job

How to Entice Hires Willing to Move for a Job

The Harvard Business Review has been running a pretty nifty series on "the new rules for getting a job," and a recent entry to help folks assess whether they should relocate for a new job is worth a read.... Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Hires Zynga Exec, Cleans Up British Outpost's M.O.

Groupon Hires Zynga Exec, Cleans Up British Outpost's M.O.

Change is in the air for Groupon, and some of it is rather eyebrow-raising. First up is the announcement that Andrew Mason's company is snatching up Curtis Lee from online game company Zynga Inc. to serve as... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Spark Hire Ditches Résumé for Face Time, Should You?

Spark Hire Ditches Résumé for Face Time, Should You?

Who says technology only serves to further isolate us? Don't be fooled by the El trains jam-packed with people's faces bathed in lights from their touch devices, and skillfully avoiding eye contact with any... Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Avoid Discriminatory Hiring Practices

How to Avoid Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Some handy advice on the safest ways to assure your hiring's on the up and up. Read »

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Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

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