Harry Urschel has over 20 years experience as a technology recruiter in Minnesota. He currently operates as e-Executives, writes a blog for Job Seekers called The Wise Job Search, and can be found on Twitter as @eExecutives.

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e-Executives is an executive search firm specializing in Technology Professionals from mid-career to senior executive roles.

Why I Serve Careerists & Job Seekers:

Through recruiting, hiring, and coaching, I gain a unique perspective of what works in today's job market and what doesn't. The strategies, ideas, and resources shared here can accelerate any job search toward better results!

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Want to Improve Your Job Search? Step Away from Your Computer!

Step Away Computer

Your PC and the internet are clearly valuable and critical tools in an effective job search in todays market. The vast majority of job seekers, however, spend far too much time in front of their computer and not nearly enough time in front of people that can have a much greater impact on their job [...]

Effective Thank You Notes

Thank You

In a previous article titled: Do Thank You Notes Really Matter??? I wrote about the big difference Thank You notes can make in the job search process. They can have great sway with a networking contact, a recruiter, or potential employer. The degree of sway it has, however, has a lot to do with the [...]

Discouragement Leads to Discouragement in Your Job Search

Discouragement

I’ve written much about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude during a job search. It impacts every step of the process, from networking, to writing a resume, to interviews and follow up. One aspect of a poor attitude I have not discussed before, however, is how particularly destructive discouragement can be to the process. [...]

Great Networkers Don’t Need Great Resumes

Great Networking

So often, people agonize over creating a dynamic resume, one that will make the difference in getting the attention they need for the job of their dreams. While I’m a proponent of having an effective resume, it’s often unnecessary if the job seeker is doing a great job of networking! That’s a startling thought to [...]

Face-to-Face Networking Works Best

Face-to-Face Networking

Everyone likes being efficient. And most people feel somewhat awkward in meeting new people. So, most people in a job search try to do their “networking” online and over the phone. It seems more efficient in being able to get to more people faster, and it’s less intimidating to send someone an email than to [...]

The Kind of Education Matters

Education Matters

While I’ve written on this topic before, it’s become top of mind for me again as I have a son preparing to go to college this Fall. Much has been written about the enormous unemployment rates of new college grads. It’s not a new problem, but rather one that’s been growing over the past decade [...]

LinkedIn… Awesome, but not a Job Seekers Silver Bullet

linkedin profile

It’s not unusual for someone to ask me why they don’t get any calls from recruiters from their LinkedIn profile. They have a 100% rating on their profile from LinkedIn, yet they don’t seem to get anyone inquiring with job opportunities. As I’ve written several times before… there has never been a tool for a [...]

Pictures Matter in Your Job Search

Pictures Matter

One significant downside to the wide use of the internet and Google for many job seekers is the ability for potential employers to find information about them online. Particular younger job seekers who may be active on social media, it’s not uncommon to have a large number of pictures posted online over a period of [...]

Choosing the Right Job

Choosing Right Job

I got a call from a job seeker that was having a hard time deciding between two job opportunities he had available to him. He was looking for advice to help him decide which one to choose. It was no easy choice, because the two opportunities were very different and would send his career in [...]

The Paradox of Networking vs. Job Postings

Now Hiring

I had a discussion with a senior level executive recently about the best way they can find a new job. I was encouraging them to network with as many people as they can to gain information, leads, and referrals. They were cynical of the recommendation. They pushed back saying… It seems like a waste of time [...]