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Rayanne Thorn
Rayanne Thorn - Vice President - Marketing at Dovetail Software, case management and help desk solutions for Clarify and Human Resources. Ms. Thorn is also an editor at intrepidNOW, covering the intrepidHR channel, as well as an online radio host for HR Latte and Thorn describes social media as the New Front Porch while business processes are continuously altered by innovative but disruptive technology companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and SnapChat which refuse to stand still. She is an avid writer, sharing her brushes with humanity and technology/business and how they so often intersect. She frequently guest blogs and presents inside, as well as outside of her own industry.
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Entries by Rayanne Thorn

The Education of the Job Seeker: Top Recruiter Returns

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 1:10 AM

A Reality Show that Shows Reality

For the last four years, I have been part of an extraordinary project, a reality show called Top Recruiter. You might say that it is not that extraordinary- reality shows are part of today's entertainment. But for my industry? It is quite unusual. The...

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Navigating a Sea of Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Opportunity lies in wait...

When I was seven, I wanted a skateboard. The year was 1970. Some kids in my surrounding neighborhoods had skateboards and the sport was making a comeback. History states that skateboards were created in the 1940s or so to fulfill a surfer's urge to ride waves...

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Making a Difference: Helping a Million People Find Jobs

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Jobs Today

Being a single mother of four who barely survived under-employment, I worked through poverty. Even so, I lost my home to foreclosure and almost every ounce of dignity and self-respect in the process. Here's the thing, I came out the other side with a greater understanding of hardship,...

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Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 10:15 AM

Ready for a Change?

Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life. Secret because only I...

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12 Tips for Surviving Personal Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 4:44 PM

Coping With and Surviving Personal Crisis

"The journey of our lives is not just about the destinations we have reached. Our wisdom, education and personal growth come from the people we meet, the paths we choose to follow and the lessons we have learned along the way." -- Unknown


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Jobseekers: Understanding the Candidate Experience

(4) Comments | Posted May 18, 2013 | 1:34 PM

What Does The Candidate Experience Actually Mean?

There has been a significant amount talk about the candidate experience for the last several years among those responsible for hiring or those who are part of the hiring process. It is an ongoing discussion that never seems to yield a very good...

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Basic Interview 'Do': Take a Bath!

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 7:02 PM

I have been writing about the hiring process for years and over those many years, I have learned a thing or two about job interviews. Having been a recruiter myself, I am often surprised by the blatant errors in judgment displayed by so many jobseekers once they have an opportunity...

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Putting America Back to Work, One Episode at a Time --

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 11:23 AM

About 20 years ago, if I ever heard that someone was a recruiter, I would have instantly assumed they were trying to fill battalions with enlisted or coerced men to march off to some foreign land to represent their country on fields of battle. I had never heard of "recruitment"...

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Less Than Perfect: I'm a Single Mom

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Letting Go.

Learning to let go is a difficult accomplishment for most. Yep, I'm calling it an accomplishment, because it is one -- if you can do it. For me, it is definitely that. There are many things which present themselves to us along the way that would be better...

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I Survived Poverty: Fighting for Personal Success

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:44 AM

A Bleak Outlook

A few years ago, I saw some scary writing on the wall. My job as a corporate recruiter was at great risk. The trickling fall-in of the latest recession and scraping through an uncharmed economy was taking its toll, seemingly one job, one house, one soul at...

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Jobs, the Great and Powerful

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 8:35 AM

No, I am not referencing Steve Jobs, though he was great and powerful. I am actually referring to jobs -- what we do to make money. I got my first paying gig when I was only 12. I took in ironing from my mom's friends. I charged $0.25 a shirt...

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Good FICA Means Good Job Performance? Give Me a Break

(6) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 11:56 AM

The back story
I am a single mother of four. Two of my children are now over 20 years old -- one married and working on her master's and the other working for a small tech company and continuing her progress toward a bachelor's degree. I still have two...

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Surviving Foreclosure: One Loan at a Time

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 5:04 PM

This summer, I bought a new car. This was major feat for me because over three years ago, my home went into foreclosure. I knew it would not be easy to get a loan, but I had no idea it would be such an emotional undertaking.

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5 Questions to Test Your Influence

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 2:57 PM

Are you successful? Is it possible to be completely satisfied?

We spend so much time striving for more, wanting more. Working hard to get ahead seems like an endless race against the rest of mankind. Kind of like laundry at my house, it is never completely done. In and...

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Social Media for the Job Seeker

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 3:54 PM


Many employers have figured out how to use social media to improve their corporate and employment brand. If this is the case, then it makes perfect sense that this is where potential employees/job seekers can now go and should go to find out more about the...

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Respecting the Work of Others

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 12:47 PM

An Unknown Artist

I sat in the coffee shop trying to concentrate on the book with which I was struggling. My mind kept wandering, so many things to think about but I tried to force myself to concentrate on my book; I wasn't very successful. The sun was shining so...

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The 4 Elements of Empowerment

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 10:38 AM

"Perhaps it would be a good idea, fantastic as it sounds, to muffle every telephone, stop every motor and halt all activity for an hour some day to give people a chance to ponder for a few minutes on what it is all about, why they are living and what...

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Personal Growth From Failure

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 11:23 AM

"Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities." -- Napoleon Hill

Submerged in Culture

In 2007, I worked on a retention campaign within a small tech start-up. I loved my job and it was made even better by the fact that I hired most of the people on...

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8 Simple Things You Can Say to Prove Your Integrity

(8) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 7:58 PM

Integrity shouldn't be an option. Unfortunately, it appears to be that way.

Over the last several years, I have heard many stories of individuals who have done wrong by colleagues, peers and/or their clients/customers.

  • Clients who have failed to pay fees for services rendered.
  • Partners...
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Using Social Media For Business Networking

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 1:26 PM

We used to call it friendship.

When I was sixteen years old, my family moved from sunny Southern California to a small town in Indiana with only three weeks remaining of my junior year in high school. To say I was scared or nervous would be an understatement. I was...

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