All Blog Posts Tagged 'Interviewing' (76)

WWBD: What Would Buffett Do?

You don’t get to perch yourself on a park bench and eat ice cream with the likes of Paul McCartney by wingin’ it. Most employers don’t start a company because they’re good at doing the books, hiring or leading a team. People start companies because they’re passionate about a…


Added by Raj Sheth on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…


Added by Julie Salerno on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Had An Amazing Interview? Don't Ruin Your Chances By Making These Mistakes

One of my best friends is in the interviewing process with several hospitals seeking a new nursing position. While…

Added by Emily Davis on August 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

6 Sheep to Count Before the Interview of Your Dreams

The perfect interview… a dream come true. For a recruiter or hiring manager there is almost no better feeling than a perfect interview with a dream candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager can’t really control the quality of the candidate. You can, however, control the quality of the interview. First, actually take the time to read the…


Added by Julie Salerno on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Reasons to Serve Your Company with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

8 Ways Video Interviewing Can Slash Recruiting Costs

2/3 of HR and recruiting pros are already turning to video interviewing and screening because of their established return on investment. However, not everyone knows just how many areas of recruiting costs can be drastically reduced by implementing video…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Reasons You Should Dive in to Video Interviewing

People thrive on stability and predictability. So when a recruiter suggests video interviewing as an alternative to the traditional, the hiring manager may panic. Unfortunately, many hiring managers aren’t aware of the reasons they should use video interviewing. The cost-effective method of deepening the talent pool provides consistency and…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Getting a job in today’s market can be very difficult. As a recruiter people are always coming up to me and telling me their horror stories of how they are out of work, can’t get an interview or aren't being made offers. I sympathize with them because I know how hard it can be. If I post a position I am being flooded with resumes.…


Added by Chadd Balbi on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Be Prepared To Face (Any) Animal

This week I made my debut appearance on The Recruiting Animal show.  For anyone that doesn’t know this show, compare this to getting the opportunity to meet with the best client you could ever ask for with the reputation of being a lot like the Wizard…


Added by Amy McDonald on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

8 On-Camera Tips for The Best Video Interview Possible

Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, on-camera time doesn’t come naturally to most of us. There are very few Shirley Temples in the world that seem to have been born to be in front of a camera. The rest of us need a little help. Here are some pointers for bringing your A-game to the interview, regardless of which side of the camera you’re on.

Sit Up…


Added by Julie Salerno on May 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Keeping your candidates preferences in mind

Companies who are putting the candidate experience at the heart of their recruitment strategy, are best positioned to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. But what does the modern candidate want? Here are three important pointers to keep in mind when designing a candidate-friendly application…


Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Does Video Interviewing Encourages Discrimination?

There used to be speculation about video interviewing encouraging discrimination. Some were worried that seeing candidates face-to-face earlier on in…


Added by Julie Salerno on February 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A Questionable Post: Why We Suck At Interviewing

If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…


Added by Matt Charney on February 4, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

UGH! The dreaded question: What do you like to do in your spare time?


No, this is not an illegal question nor is it meant to be discriminatory.  Mostly, the interviewer is trying to find out if you have common interests or something that can always be common ground between the two of you.  It is also a way for the interviewer to gage your personality and possible contributions you could make.

Give specific answers and paint a picture much like you would with any other question you are being asked during the process.  Explain why…


Added by Susan Silver Gotham on December 17, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Redefine Your Recruitment and Social Media Strategies

Rich Peterson stated, Using, non-traditional recruiting media,” is also a chance for you to convey something about your corporate culture and job opportunities to jobseekers.

1.) Signatures: Ask all of your employees, companywide, to put a footer in their e-mails reminding people that their, “company is hiring.” A signature can say "Note: we're hiring Star Developers, Energized Sales Managers and Effective Digital…


Added by Richard Peterson on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find…


Added by Amy McDonald on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find the best candidate for the position. First and foremost you…


Added by Amy McDonald on August 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Video Interviewing is here to Stay

small__4812251385 Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.

According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of …


Added by Angela Yu on August 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Are You Pregnant?" and Other Questions You Can't Ask a Candidate

As a job recruiter or headhunter, you have one goal: fill an open position with the best possible candidate. To do so, you want to ask the right questions and get the right information to make an informed decision. However, certain laws -- including the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 -- mean you have to…


Added by Kelsey Castle on August 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Embarrassment To The Profession

Yesterday was a sad day for the baseball profession. 13 major league professionals were handed suspensions for steroid use. I think a better use of words rather than sad, would be embarrassing.  This is not the first time we have seen this happen and it certainly won't be the last.  The names are astounding.  Alex…


Added by Will Thomson on August 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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