All Blog Posts Tagged 'Interviews' (31)

How to Prepare Your Candidates for Job Interviews

At Belong, we interview hundreds of amazing and talented people every month. But some interviews haven’t worked as well, purely because the candidates weren’t comfortable enough or did not have sufficient knowledge to prepare for our process. We realized a great way to help our candidates is to clearly document our…


Added by Kaushik Satish on October 27, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

How Startups Can Lose Sales Recruits During The Interview Process

As a recruiting platform focused on helping startups hire top sales talent, we converse with candidates on a daily basis about how they are evaluating their job offers.

In a competitive hiring market, such as the one we are in, the playing field for the interview process have been leveled. Startups…


Added by Jordan Wan on June 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Does Being a Smoker Put Off Potential Employers?

If you've been a smoker for a while, you might be oblivious to the message is sends out about you. This can make a huge difference in an interview and to potential employers. We're going to look about what smoking says about you, and how it could influence potential employers as to whether they take you on or not.

They might say it doesn't matter - but that isn't necessarily the case

Most interviewers and potential employers want to seem as open-minded as…


Added by Peter Ellington on April 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Stop Reading Off Résumés to Start Asking the Right Interview Questions

Did you know that Google CEO Larry Page signs off on every new hire? Vetting more than 30,000 employees for one of the most powerful companies in the world is no easy task, and it shows the importance…


Added by Stirling Cox on April 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No 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

When Good Interviews Go Bad

Peter Clayton recently posted "The Job Interview..." where he discussed the ubiquitous Candidate Experience. After a few decades of recruiting, I know that the CE is a by-product of both sides of the fence. The Good, the Bad, and the really freakin' Ugly.

Perhaps using humor is a better strategy for teaching the Do's and Don'ts of interviewing. Do any of…


Added by Steve Levy on June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The best ever follow-up interview question: “How did you come up with the idea?"

I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great…


Added by Peter Clayton on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Have You Ever Been Disregarded By A Recruiter?

Every candidate who's ever worked with an Agency or Corporate Recruiter will tell you that Recruiters are very busy people. There's no doubt about it.

There are daily demands and urgent deadlines to meet. Client presentations to be made and positions to fill. Candidates to contact and…


Added by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Seven Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Rich Peterson feels, "It's Now Your Turn."

After they hold you to the fire, here are 7 questions to ask them. Some of them about the company and some about you.

Do some research if you are going for an interview. Read the job description and requirements carefully. Browse the web site to see how the organization presents itself. Search…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Most Popular Behavioral Interview Questions

 Rich Peterson believes behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these questions:

1.) Identify an experience

2.) Describe the situation

3.) Describe the task presented

4.) The…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Meaningless Interview Questions

Rich Peterson shared that all those meaningless interview questions actually have a purpose. That’s why everyone uses them. The interviewer is testing your ability to interact with others. By putting you on the spot, your answer gives the interviewer an idea of how you present yourself in a social and professional setting and a glimpse of what you think the most important facts about yourself…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Restless Candidate Syndrome

We all know the interviewing process can be arduous. There is a lot of time and effort that candidates must willingly invest during this critical process. Career seekers must be sure they’re in it to ‘win it’ or the time and waiting involved can cause one a whole lot of unneeded…


Added by Jeanna Zivalich on July 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Day in the Life of a Corporate Recruiter

Recruiting is a lot of things. It is a whirlwind, it is exciting, it can be demanding and simultaneously rewarding. You may
feel you have a massive effect on your organization, or you might feel you're a cog in a machine.


Let's take a quick look at a day in the life of the…


Added by Angela Yu on May 14, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Resume Gaps – How to deal with them on your resume and in interview

My boss, Guy Pickrell, just published an article I thought I would share regarding resume gaps and how to deal with them - Enjoy!


It could be a sabbatical, a prolonged illness, a personal family issue or, increasingly common thanks to the downturn, you might have found yourself out of work for a while.  Inevitably, all of the…


Added by Evelyn Amaro on April 8, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Interviews: How to prep for success

How do you prepare for an interview? Are you a meticulous and thorough researcher or a candidate that improvises on the spot? Recent research from Randstad reveals the secret to successful interview prep, outlining that in such a competitive job…


Added by Laura Purt on March 8, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Interview Questions: And robotic answers...


                    Why should we pick you...    

                              Describe how you overcame a difficult work situation...

                                        How would your friends describe you in…


Added by Laura Purt on February 25, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Post-Interview Correspondence from Employers: Has Common Courtesy Become Obsolete?

Many Accounting, Finance, IT and Office Support job seekers have surely been ignored after the submission of a job application – especially via Internet job boards.  We’ve discussed the dismal reality of depending on this employment search method and, quite frankly, an employer’s lack of response in such situations is reasonable.  Assuming that someone in the company actually…


Added by Lauren McGrath on October 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Shut Up…talking too much can hurt you in the job search and at work

If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but mind-numbing talking can affect one’s job search and performance/acceptance at work. 

Networking events: When you’re at…


Added by Bob McIntosh on April 4, 2012 at 12:20pm — 4 Comments

Pros and Cons of Video Interviewing Contract Candidates

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and it seems that job interviews are no exception. With the advent of Skype and other Internet video tools, video interviewing is supplementing, and in some cases replacing, the traditional in-person job interview process.

But is it right for you and your clients? You may want to consider the following pros and cons before deciding:…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments


Alien Abductions: The Real Deal?


Added by Valentino Martinez on November 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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