Megan Bell
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  • Farmington, MI
  • United States
  • Federated Capital Corporation
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Megan Bell commented on Sean Pomeroy's blog post '3 Common Learning Styles and How to Train Them'
"Quick read and good info to get out to my hiring managers for onboarding; thanks Sean!"
Feb 19
Megan Bell replied to Roni Zapin's discussion 'Insightful questions to ask when interviewing/hiring a recruiter?'
"I am really digging scenario questions right now...and I say throw your worst ones at them...if they balk, or say "oh my!" or get squeamish, they're not the right fit.   I use actual situations that have happened at our company,…"
Oct 17, 2013
Megan Bell is now friends with Shawn White and Elizabeth
May 2, 2013
Megan Bell replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Help...'
"That's awesome Elizabeth!  I love this site, and the wealth of knowledge on here is incredible...you could spend days reading and learning!  Welcome!!!!"
May 2, 2013
Megan Bell replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Help...'
"Like the others before me have recommended - career services, student job boards through the university (usually Simplicity), and calling on professors from reputable programs - can't go wrong with these ideas!  Good luck!"
May 1, 2013
Amy Ala and Megan Bell are now friends
Jan 30, 2013
Megan Bell commented on Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter}'s blog post 'How to Tailor Your Resume to the Job You Apply For'
"Great article Jay!  I personally have been doing the career journal for about 5 years now (it's around 7 pages) and it helped me put together a well crafted, job specific resume that landed me a job in 1.5 weeks after being laid off.…"
Jan 10, 2013
Megan Bell replied to Ryan Harding's discussion 'Is recruiting really a sales job?'
"I agree Will, my job is first selling my Company to the Candidate, then once I've done a great job at that, I sell the Candidate to my Company/Hiring Manager.  No matter what, both the Company and the Candidate need to be comfortable with…"
Jan 9, 2013
Megan Bell commented on Rob Havey's blog post '“How would you react if I told you that this interview has been terrible so far?”'
""If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?" SERIOUSLY!!!!  What good, professional, self-respecting Recruiter still asks this question?  It gives you absolutely no usable information.  Shame on Monster!  If…"
Jan 9, 2013
Megan Bell replied to Bryan Keith's discussion 'Good or Bad Compensation Plan?'
"Hmmm, brand new to recruiting and a $40K salary...must be nice!  If he got an offer for $40K + commission (especially in this economy), why would he even think about it?  Plus, as Pam mentioned, it could be a great place to get his feet…"
Jan 8, 2013
Megan Bell replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: Did you make more than 25 placements this year?'
"Wow, 186....Schnikes!!!!  Great job Terence!  I made 31 and I'm going to say Woo-Hoo!!!!  5 were short term or interns, 5 turned over :-(...but the rest are going strong as full time perms.  As Terence said....Merry…"
Dec 21, 2012
Megan Bell replied to Julenne Caldwell's discussion 'Brand New Here!'
"Welcome Julenne!!!!  I HIGHLY recommend you follow the advice of Amy, Joshua, and Jerry - I think it will be career suicide to open your own recruiting agency when you don't know about recruiting.  I've been recruiting for over 5…"
Dec 10, 2012
Megan Bell replied to Will Thomson's discussion 'You know you are a recruiter when...'
"Haha, NOPE!  Andrew, you are not alone...and it just means you have a big heart that doesn't pre-judge :-) "
Dec 7, 2012
Megan Bell replied to Will Thomson's discussion 'You know you are a recruiter when...'
"AMEN Amy!  Our own personal couch...just via internet :) "
Dec 5, 2012
Megan Bell replied to Will Thomson's discussion 'You know you are a recruiter when...'
"LOL!!!!!  You have to schedule 8 interviews a day because you know only 2- 5 will actually show up!  :-) "
Dec 4, 2012
Megan Bell commented on Prafull Sharma's blog post '40 Amazing Social Media Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know (From 2012)'
"Thanks for sharing these!"
Dec 4, 2012

Profile Information

Name
Megan Bell
Job Title
Corporate Recruiter
Company
Federated Capital Corporation
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
>10

Megan Bell's Blog

How do I cut down my interviewing and screening times?

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 7:00pm 9 Comments

Hello all, and thanks for taking a minute to read this....I'm struggling to get my interviewing times down from 60 minutes to 30 minutes for in person and phone, and my phone screening times down from 30 minutes to 10 minutes or less.  

I've tried being more aggressive in controlling the interviews better (I'm overly nice and I allow a lot of wasted chit chat because I am sympathetic to those seeking employment - I'm working on finding a balance that is true to me yet keeps me…

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