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David Jensen
David Jensen is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, a Motivational Speaker, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur Life Coach.

During twenty years consulting Jensen observed that the two most common problem-areas were Marketing and Personnel. He recognized there were already a plethora of marketing experts but no Hiring Expert or codified, workable system for hiring. Business owners consistently said “I Hate Hiring!” So, he wrote the book with solving that in mind.

The Hiring Academy, of which Jensen is CEO, has the purpose of helping business owners and HR professionals simplify the hiring process. Jensen developed The Hiring System materials and consulting.

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Entries by David Jensen

The Hiring Guru: Tonye Cole's Africa Business Plan

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 5:20 PM

I believe this is only my third published conversation with a billionaire, though I've met several, others along with Sir Richard Branson, Mr. Robert Duggan and Mr. Steve Forbes who actually documents the list of his highly successful peers!

I have a thirst for knowledge, especially in the area...

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The Hiring Guru: Meir Ezra And "Good People"

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 11:32 PM

Since releasing my book, The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, I've spoken to many clients and business owners about the topic of hiring and retaining great people. One colleague I recently reviewed the subject with is Meir Ezra, a successful businessman and consultant, based in the...

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The Hiring Guru: Follow-up or You've Given Up!

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:48 AM

If you really want to get hired, don't blow it AFTER the interview. I will assume you've used my other tips, so the opportunity should be yours for the taking.

Anyone loves a bit of appreciation, right? I recently gave a speech at UCLA to a group...

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The Hiring Guru: Confidence Is Critical When Interviewing

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 7:39 PM

With the US adding 209,000 new jobs in April, unemployment (6.9 percent) is finally at its lowest since 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employees -- it's time to get confident!

As I begin to wrap up my Get Hired advice I want to share...

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The Hiring Guru: Microsoft Layoff Victims Read This

(4) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:33 AM

The hottest technology industry news right now is not iPhone 6 or the Destiny game beta release; unfortunately. It's that Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs. Pretty scary, for a company that could afford to re-allocate all of those people onto developing the next big thing; which would cause the need...

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The Hiring Guru: Eco PACT's Partners 'Cast in Aluminum'

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:42 AM

Peter Johnson is an on-the-rise entrepreneur as President of Eco PACT, a manufacturer of innovative products including aluminum pallets, custom containers, asset protection and tracking ( I met him the same way he met his business partner and many of his employees, through word-of-mouth referral of a friend,...

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The Hiring Guru: Robert Duggan Billionaire

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 3:29 PM

I have always said my Ten Truths of Hiring (from The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret book) were just that, Ten Truths, not the only truths. I am certain they are a proven, stable foundation to a sane, productive hiring system -- but there are so often new...

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Ethics 101: GTA V, Justin Bieber and The Wolf of Wall Street

(4) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 5:50 PM

This morning I saw a Prius out front of my house, in a relatively affluent Southern California neighborhood. In it were two teenage boys smoking pot. Not a joint which could be mistook for a hand-rolled cigarette, but a huge bong in plain-sight from my kitchen window. Really!? I chased...

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The Hiring Guru: Trick or Treat?

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:25 PM

Trick or treat? That is the question when you make a new hire while crossing your fingers. Oh, the regret of being fooled. It can cost a business thousands of dollars and countless headaches. Believe it or not, some people talk a good game, but don't have the background, experience...

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The Hiring Guru: When Hiring, Look for Products!

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 10:09 AM

Yesterday my wife and I had a laugh about how when she was a small child her mom would let her go down, alone, to the corner store to get a quart of milk or carton of eggs -- that would never happen nowadays. The world is a changed place...

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The Hiring Guru: Hiring New Employees? Start With a Phone Call

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 7:07 PM

During our economic recovery, companies are expanding and needing to not only hire new employees, but also to hire the best and brightest. Customer experience and service can make or break your business in today's information age. So the caliber of candidates you interview and hire should be a reflection...

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The Hiring Guru Wants You... to Get Hired!

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 1:30 PM

In this blog, I shifted from my steadfast mission of advising business owners how to hire the right candidates for the job to the candidates themselves. Why? Because I don't wish unemployment upon anyone and we need workforce resurgence in these United States. It starts with you, if one of...

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The Hiring Guru: Storytelling (Not Lying) Will Land You the Job

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 9:29 AM

We're past the halfway point! Each week I've been posting one Truth from my upcoming book Get Hired!, which is excerpted in my book The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret. This week we are at Truth Six for Candidates to help you succeed at interviewing and finding a career.

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The Hiring Guru: Dress for Success and Get Hired!

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Well, the holidays are officially here. While many have a lot to be thankful for this time of year, many who are still looking for employment find it a more stressful time than any as they try to figure out how they are going to partake in all of the...

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The Hiring Guru: Let Me Be Blunt - Prep Your References, Duh!

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 9:41 AM

In this blog, I am here to help you succeed at interviewing and finding a career, one that you can be happy with. Getting hired may require a few interviewing secrets to be revealed, so this week we are going to discuss the fourth of my Ten Truths for Job-Seeking...

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The Hiring Guru: Job Hunting Obstacles... Are You Prepared?

(11) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 10:13 AM

We're up to Truth Three of my Ten Truths for Candidates to help you succeed at interviewing and finding a career. So just to recap, Truth 1 is Your Decision Comes First. You've got to first decide that you are the only person for that job, you want it and...

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The Hiring Guru: Don't Be a Fool on Facebook... While Job Seeking!

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 5:49 PM

So, I've begun a ten-part series. We're at the second of my Ten Truths for Candidates to help you succeed at interviewing and finding a career. Yay. Did you read my little rant about unemployment last week? I'm about ready to go-off for real now. There are jobs out there....

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The Hiring Guru: Companies Are Hiring! So Why Aren't You Getting the Job

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Unemployment is down, right? I know in an election year facts like that are hard to tell. Manipulated numbers or at least crafty communication of the results can make it sound hopeful and hopeless, depending who you trust. And whom can you trust? Well, The Hiring Guru, of course. I...

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The Hiring Guru: Avoid 'Replacement Ref' hires for your team.

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 11:24 AM

The NFL has found itself in a predicament that captured an abundance of negative national media attention. Why? Because of some bad hires! Last week I wrote about the rule "be diligent, not desperate" in hiring and this is a perfect case in point.

While replacement officials for nationally televised...

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The Hiring Guru: Should Employers Beware?

(5) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 1:44 PM

Imagine you were out on a very first date. It is not likely you would culminate that evening with a marriage proposal, is it? So goes the first interview of a potential candidate for employment. No matter how well it went, there should always be a callback, a second date....

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