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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: 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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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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