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Women’s Panel Success!

Posted by | July 2, 2015 | Mosaic Blog

I’m so honored that we had such a dynamic panel discussion last week for the Women and the Hidden Color Barrier event.  All of our panelists were spot on and not only share their personal stories but also shared valuable takeaways on how to be a #ChangeAngel in your environment.

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Testimonial from an attendee:
“After spending 20+ years in Organizational Development (globally), this was the best panel, facilitator and SME/Professor I have ever had the luxury of being a part of. I was so fired up, I came back to the office and told everyone about this OUTSTANDING event.”

More sessions will be planned for Portland, Seattle and San Francisco – if you’d like to get on the list to be notified of these events, or bring to your city just email me at Engage(at)

Deena Pierott
Mosaic Blueprint

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As a recruiter or hiring manager you are always faced with two challenges:

One, you get an overwhelming number of response of your job post and two, you hardly get the type of candidates that you are looking for!

How to overcome this paradox?

One way to overcome this challenge is by writing a job posting that is not just attractive and compelling but also ensures that the applicants understand what you are looking for and what it is like to work for you company.

Here is an article that offer some great secret tips on how to write a great job post.

10 Secrets to Writing a Great Job Post

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I don’t think you can get enough tips on perfecting your interview skills so I found a few more to share – check it out..

Five Tips!

Bring a toolbox

This doesn’t mean taking a hammer and nails to the interview, but don’t go empty-handed, either. Be prepared with examples of previous work you’ve done that can impress your possible future employer.

“Come with a toolbox of examples of the work you’ve done,” said Steve Fogarty, a staffing partner at Waggener Edstrom. “Think of recent strong strategic examples of work you’ve done, then when the question is asked, answer with specifics, not in generalities. You should say, ‘Yes, I’ve done that before. Here’s an example of a time I did that.’ ”

Don’t wear a red tie

Listen up, men. While you want to look your best for job interviews, avoid those red ties. Recent research from Durham University found that the color red has a subconscious effect on the brain, causing the viewer to associate red with feelings of anger or aggressiveness. The study was specifically focused on men.

“The implications of our research are that people may wish to think carefully about wearing red in social situations and perhaps important meetings, such as job interviews,” said Diana Wiedemann of Durham’s anthropology department and lead conductor of the study.

Lend a firm hand

One of the first impressions you’ll make in a job interview is conveyed by the way you shake hands. While a firm handshake is a good thing for everyone to practice, it’s of particular importance for women because it makes them stand out during the interview process.

According to a 2008 study from the University of Iowa, handshakes provide an employer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the applicant’s personality.

“Job seekers are trained how to act in a job interview, how to talk, how to dress, how to answer questions, so we all look and act alike to varying degrees because we’ve all been told the same things,” said Greg Stewart, business professor at the University of Iowa and lead researcher in the study. “But the handshake is something that’s more individual and subtle, so it may communicate something that dress or physical appearance doesn’t.”

Although women aren’t typically known for firm handshakes, it’s something they should practice before the interview, said Stewart.

“Those women seemed to be more memorable than men who had an equally strong handshake,” continued Stewart. “A really good handshake made a bigger impact on the outcome of the interview for the women than it did for the men.”

Schedule the interview early if you can

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the early bird gets the worm.” Well, the early bird also gets the job. In fact, research from Psychological Science suggests that the earlier in the day you have an interview, the more likely you are to get the job.

That’s because hiring managers and interviewers are more likely to recommend people earlier in the day, researchers found.

“It seems that interviewers like to have each day’s ratings balance out,” wrote cognitive scientist Art Markman for Psychology Today. “When an interviewer sees 3 or 4 good candidates in a row, they become concerned that they are giving too many high ratings. So, if another good candidate comes walking through the door, they get a lower rating just so the ratings for the day are not uniformly high.”

Clean up your online presence

Are you active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? If so, be careful what kinds of things you’re sharing online.

Today, 91 percent of hiring managers say they use social networks to screen potential employees. And 69 percent of these managers say they’ve turned down a job applicant because of an offensive social media post.

While it’s good to show some of your personality online, be careful about posting negative comments or sharing pictures that you know you’ll regret later.

“Remove complaints about your job or boss, any confidential work information, and photos of yourself acting in a way that could be construed as inappropriate,” said Lindsey Pollak, a spokeswoman for LinkedIn, in an interview with CNN.


Deena Pierott
Mosaic Metier
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Dress for Success: 5 Tips to Improve Your Look for Your Next Job Interview



Interviewing can be unnerving but there are ways to build your confidence level, one is my doing your research on the company, another is to practice your pitch in front of a mirror, and another is to dress with confidence.. Here are some tips to help you walk in with style!

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Now that you have your interview chops together – take a look at the lastest jobs posted on Mosaic Metier

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Exciting news for folks that have a passion for writing.. 

HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015.


The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry profession..

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Urban Spark Business Summit

Posted by | February 10, 2015 | Mosaic Blog

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March 17th – Portland Oregon

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Teens – Growing Up Post Racial

Posted by | December 12, 2014 | Mosaic Blog

Teens Post Racial

“As a generation, we don’t acknowledge color, but we know that the race problem is still there,” says 16-year-old Nailah Richards, an African-American student at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School in Brooklyn. “We don’t really pay attention to it, but we know it’s there.”

Reading this interesting article here

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Anonymous job applications can level the playing field in access to jobs but cannot prevent all forms of discrimination..

The use of anonymous job applications to combat hiring discrimination is gaining attention and interest. Results from a number of field experiments in European countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden are considered here) shed light on their potential to reduce some of the discriminatory barriers to hiring for minority and other disadvantaged groups. But although this approach can achieve its primary aims, there are also some cautions to consider.   Countries vary considerably in their<br />
                        antidiscrimination policies, 2010

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Mosaic Job Fair Image Sept 14

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