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Getting Past the Gatekeeper


meThe Dreaded GateKeeper!  sometimes the phone feels that much heavier because knowing that we have to get by that darn evil person.. the Gatekeeper from Hell.  You know the one, the one who always asks the most difficult questions to prevent you from getting to the Prize.. the Potential Client. 


Check’s In The Mail, I Love You, We Hire Fast, And Other Lies HR Tells

Check’s In The Mail, I Love You, We Hire Fast, And Other Lies HR Tells 

alan_Fluhrer_BW_2015.jpgAlan is a 20+ year talent acquisition manager & recruiter. Industry experience includes banking, engineering, and high-tech, (of all kinds), government intelligence agencies, (I could tell you but I’d have to kill you…joke), and more. 

His expertise includes talent management, recruiting at all parts of the process and improving processes and methods with a blend of art, science/data, and smattering of common sense. Including onboarding, candidate experience, social media recruiting, branding, and a whole lot of strategy creation and execution

Contact Alan Fluhrer 626-585-1700
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It's embarrassing to be a Recruiter today. Recruiters Really Suck! A recruiter's Perspective

recruiters suck , recruiters are worthless, recruiters lie

Success has been good to me. So, for the first time in 20 years, I'm on the job market by choice. I'm considering closing my recruiting business, after nearly two decades, and developing more experience on the HR side and, yes, working from the bottom up.  Eager and willing to earn my stripes.* (see #10)


Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call


graemegilovitzThis has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard.

How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone?


Reference Checking in the digital age!


When you mention reference checking to many, the distrust is often visible.  Reference reports are often endorsements, or as Linkedin calls them,“recommendations”.  But what can be done to supplement the interview?


American Fool, Why The Arrogance-Get Your Facts Straight?

factfiction.png  Native citizens of the United States who have not travelled abroad are prone to say they live in the greatest nation on earth.  Some beat their chests with pride stating: USA, the greatest nation on Earth.  What is the basis for such statements?   Why do they display such arrogance?  Obviously they believe the dogma.


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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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