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David Jensen
David Lee Jensen is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, a Motivational Speaker, Business Growth Expert and Entrepreneur 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

Hiring Guru: 42nd Street Photo Hiring for Over 50 Years

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:59 PM

Right off, its owner Elliot Braha proudly told me the storied history of 42nd Street Photo.

"Solomon Barnathan was the original founding father and our company's story goes all the way back to 1965. Solomon was an employee of a small store called Robert's Gifts on...

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Hiring Guru: Nationwide Debt Direct Hires for Service

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Jeffrey DeLage is Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Debt Direct. They start the process of caring for consumers with the hiring process.

"Hire great people and set proper expectations with each client and creditor! We don't have any affiliates and we are a full service debt settlement company...
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Hiring Guru: Luis Namnum of Occidental Vacation Club Reviews Hiring for Service

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 6:46 PM

Luis Namnum serves as President of Occidental Vacation Club, a division of Occidental Hotels & Resorts and is an active member of the Board of American Resort Development Associations (ARDA). He has extensive management experience, acquired through over three decades working with some of the largest...

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Hiring Guru: Tim DeCapua - Wealth Building Real Estate

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:45 AM

Tim DeCapua is President of Wealth Building Real Estate, helping create turnkey opportunities for the inexperienced investor, and we cut right to the chase. I asked:

How do you help clients build wealth with real estate?

Our team has been buying, fixing, and...

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Hiring Guru: Ed Young - A Pastor's Decisions

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:17 AM

Ed Young is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church, which is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas but has rapidly expanded across Texas, to Florida, London (UK) and online. His message is obviously resonating and his recruiting efforts for good people have been strong and spirited. Decisions to...

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Hiring Guru: Neil Moore's Simply Music Gateway

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:09 PM

Being a "hiring guy'" and entrepreneur, for me, has brought one very unexpected gift that continues to drive me ever so happily along my path. It's the people I meet, their vast abilities, their stories and their unique approach to life and the serving of others. I'm compelled to share...

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Profiles: Home for Life Animal Sanctuary With Lisa LaVerdiere

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 11:55 AM

Lisa LaVerdiere is the Executive Director of Home For Life Animal Sanctuary, which is small but mighty, and she knows that a small sanctuary can make a big difference. For the nearly 200 animals that live at her sanctuary, Home For Life is able to give its residents...

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Hiring Guru: Doug Pitassi -- Problem Solved, With People

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Doug Pitassi is CEO of Pacific Office Automation, which he started in 1976 in Portland, Oregon, selling copy machines. Thirty-eight years later, they are a recognized leader in office management solutions, offering state-of-the-art technology and award-winning customer service. They are the largest private dealership in the...

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Hiring Guru: Tim Hill, Breaking Bad Templates

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Tim Hill is the Publisher at Dove Medical Press and has a staff of 30 publishing professionals based in the Auckland, New Zealand editorial offices. They publish some 130 journals in the areas of medicine and science.

Tim has been in the publishing of scientific, technical...

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Hiring Guru: Luke Weil, Putting Trust in Others

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 12:28 PM

In my observation, Luke Weil is an unexpected story of those who don't have to work, but work anyway; and he works hard, to the benefit of others. Dismissing the usual scrutiny and critique of the wealthy lifestyle, Luke dons the suit of a CEO to direct his creative lot...

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The Hiring Guru: Eric Gonchar "Firm" Interviewing

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 4:54 PM

Like any respectable East Coaster, Eric Gonchar puts family first. And like a true Attorney, work is a close second. He does, however, have an abundance of hobbies including snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, bicycling, hiking, running, photography, fishing, guitar playing and music memorabilia. This immediately indicates to...

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The Hiring Guru: Joe Olujic Playing the Game of Gaming

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:07 PM

It's not always Billionaires and high-powered CEOs that I'm asking for their hiring habits and advice, it's everybody I encounter. The are more intricate pieces behind the scenes in truly successful organizations and the really tough decisions that become the defining moments of success are often made by someone else....

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The Hiring Guru: Interview with a Mentor, Phil Pustejovsky

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:33 PM

Sometimes interviewing isn't just for "hiring" per se. Sometimes it's about choosing the right partner, vendor or even client. I've done countless Hiring Academy training sessions with companies who need to screen their clients first like agents, attorneys, bankers, etc.

Today's interview is with an entrepreneur who needs to...

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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

(0) 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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