Marc Mapes

Is honesty the best policy?

This is a post I wrote in December for the Candidate Experience Matters blog. As I continue on the job search journey, this post takes on even more relevance for me. One of the hottest topics when it comes to improving the candidate experience (follow #candexp on Twitter for more) is what to say to […]

Stories of a jobseeker Vol. 1: Waiting by the phone

It’s been a couple of weeks since I started looking for a new job, albeit parttime as I wind down my duties with HireMatch.me. Sad to say, not much has changed in the world of job search since my last job search three years ago. To put it gently, it stills sucks. Of course, the […]

Get involved in the March of Dimes (our story)

For those of you who don’t know, my wife and I are proud parents of two amazing little boys. Our first son was born in Chicago at 28 weeks, a full three months early. We have been very fortunate in the way things have turned out, but others who have premature babies often struggle with […]

TalentNet Live Dallas. My overall takeaway: authenticity is key.

If you follow me on Twitter at @marcmapes then you probably saw my flood of live tweets from TalenNet Live Monday, April 2nd at the JCPenney headquarters in the Dallas area. I should probably apologize for over-tweeting, but I’m not going to. There was a ton of awesome material being dispensed and it needed to […]

Personal(ity) Branding – 5 tips from a newcomer

I know it’s hard to believe, but personal branding did not start with Seth Godin, Dan Schawbel or William Arruda. According to Wikipedia the concept of personal branding was first introduced in 1937 in the book Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill in which he spoke about the “ways and mean of marketing personal […]

Kicking the job search tires…again

I find myself  in a very strange, perhaps somewhat unique situation. One I  hoped to not encounter for a long time, if at all. I’m back to looking for a new job after leaving my startup…a startup aimed at completely disrupting the external recruitment industry. Yeah, I fully grasp the irony here. My last bout […]

The end of the journey for me (To new beginnings!)

It is with immense sadness that I announce I am resigning as Director of HireMatch.me. To say it’s tough to leave something that was an idea generated from a deeply personal experience like not being able to find a job is a ridiculous understatement. Especially since we’ve been working on it for almost three years. […]