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My search firm works with HR departments routinely. And so, the title of this column might ruffle a feather or two. But I hear frustration daily from attorneys who never get a response after applying for positions that are being handled directly by internal HR folks (over 90% of all openings). It’s time to put in writing the advice I usually offer when I get those calls.
Our firm gets a number of search assignments that involve geographic relocation, often to small markets with one major Fortune 500 employer. Think of places such a Midland, Michigan and Bentonville, Arkansas.
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