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Talent Tip #140: Lessons from Potty Training: 6 Hiring Mistakes Nonprofits Make

Katelynn Barbosa Labor Day weekend of this year, my husband and I decided that it was time to get serious about potty training our two-year old and we decided to commit to the three-day method. For the uninitiated (untraumatized), the three-day method is a very popular potty training method where you stay home with your […]

Talent Tip #139: Hiring Horror Stories (Just in Time for Halloween!)

Katelynn Barbosa, Stephanie Keaveney, Claire Kittle Dixon In the spirit of Halloween, our team wanted to share our best hiring horror stories with you. Names and identities have been changed to protect the innocent (and the ghoulishly guilty!). — The Candidate Who Ghosted Us A couple of years ago I was working with a nonprofit […]

Talent Tip #138: What HGTV Can Teach Us About the Market for Talent

Katelynn Barbosa A couple of years ago, I was home sick with a bad sinus infection and chose to spend that time in the most productive way possible – reading seminal novels I had never gotten around to. Just kidding. I binged watching HGTV. If you haven’t watched HGTV before, the basic format of every […]

Talent Tip #137: How Networking Can Make (or Break) Your Job Search

Many moons ago I was at a networking function in Washington, DC when a gentleman strolled up to me with the Worst Networking Line Ever™. “What do you do?” “I’m a graduate student at….” Before I could finish the sentence he turned around and walked away. I kid you not. His exceptional deductive reasoning skills […]