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The Interview Tactics that Scare Off Candidates

Employers should also be careful with multiple interviewers and be sure to let the candidate speak, says George A. Santino, author of Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites.  “With multiple interviews there needs to be coordination between them,” says Santino. “Few things can turn a candidate off more than interviewing with five [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

The Cost of Work/Life Balance

I’ve been hearing a lot about work/life balance these days from corporations and politicians. It seems that everyone wants to talk about how you can be successful at work and have a life too. In my career that was never the case. I started at Microsoft in 1991 at the ripe old age of 35. [...]

2016-11-04T14:33:43+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

7 Steps To Landing (And Keeping) A New Job

Guest blogger George A. Santino was born into a family living in poverty in Philadelphia’s violent Tasker Street Projects. He was subjected to his alcoholic father’s fits of temper as he tried to earn money for himself by selling tomatoes from the back of a truck. A freak injury caused him to be discharged from the [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

How street smarts and hard work pay off

George Santino musician and author of Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites, shares with us his story and how he used his street smarts and hard work to maneuver through multiple career changes to eventually end up as a Microsoft partner. George pulls from his experiences at Microsoft to give us keys [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

Why Not You?

After writing a book titled Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites, I was given the opportunity to pen several byline articles and blogs. There’s a common thread in everything I write, and it is that you are in charge of your own destiny. That is, in spite of what you’re being told [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

Are You a Victim?

If you listen to politicians from both major political parties these days, we’re all victims. They say that the system is rigged and the deck is stacked against us. They tell us that we don’t stand a chance of getting ahead in life or being truly successful unless (of course) we vote for them. Do [...]

2016-07-05T13:21:03+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

Knocked Down? This Way Up!

I suppose there are some people out there who never have any challenges beyond the tragedy of a facial zit.  But I think they’re about as rare as a unicorn.  For the rest of us, which is basically everyone, we take our share of falls.  Yes, some seem to get more than their share of [...]

2016-06-20T16:29:02+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments