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A month ago, I interviewed an applicant—virtually.He wasn’t qualified. I didn’t follow-up with him after the interview because there wasn’t … Continue reading Virtual Job Interviews: Employer Cautions
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Here’s a 101 word short story I wrote in June, published in September by 101 Words, an awesome flash fiction … Continue reading COVID Knocks…Don’t Let It In the Door
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