The BTOS Interviewing System
The premise behind the BTOS (Business, Targeted, Open Door, Sequential Interviewing system) is utilizing behavioral interviewing and Looklisology (see previous blog posting on Looklisology) and Probing questioning to combine and form a unique, highly flexible, and successful interviewing system. To start let's look at the definitions of each of the main parts of BTOS
Business Behavioral Interviewing(BBI)- Business…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 8, 2012 at 10:18pm — No Comments
ERE.net recently posted a blog outlining four strategies to implement as we face the War for Talent. This War for Talent has been blogged about and tweeted about ad nauseum and will continue to gain hype as the days and weeks go by, that is for certain. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very well written and easy to understand blog with several high level strategies to…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on May 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
A whole industry has been built around diversity. Is that good or bad?
Obviously when the Diversity industry was formed inside and outside of recruitment, it was critically needed. Laws were written to make it illegal to discriminate against the protected classes of race, color, gender, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status. These laws need to stay in place because old habits are hard to break. However,…Continue
Over the last 2-3 months I have been hit up about interviewing. Different interviewing styles, questions, setup etc. I remembered a set of posting I did a little over 2 years ago about this subject, and figured it was time to bring them back So here you go the first in a multi-part set of posts on interviewing. Keep in mind these are not in any order.
Conducting the Interview!!
During the interview your goal is to…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 1, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Being wrong chafes the ego yet often leads to a greater right. Nowhere has this been more true in my own life than my failed ten-year marriage that ended in 2007. That decade of futility saw two amazingly stubborn people persist in a relationship that neither wanted to admit was fated from the start. Only when gut-wrenching honesty prevailed was I able to admit that not wanting to be divorced was a terrible reason to remain in an unhealthy and incompatible marriage. I had forgotten one of…Continue
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog
In a down economy it’s natural to assume that your corporate clients aren’t returning your calls because they aren’t hiring and therefore don’t need your services. How about when things turn around? The reality is hiring takes place in all economic states. The more…
Added by SkillStorm on April 26, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
What is the true value of a referral? It is hard to define and quantify because the referral is more than a transaction, it is an act of faith and an act of loyalty. People refer others because they have knowledge (or at least a hope) that the referred will not be disappointed. No one wants to make a personal recommendation and have it backfire because it reflects badly on them (unless they are filled with alternate and sinister motives). Referrals are the strongest form of…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on April 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Did you know that virtual MBA recruitment technology can help save the planet?
In 2008, MBA Focus and its partner schools decided to no longer offer printed resume books to recruiters in an effort to conserve paper and save trees. Based on the number of resume books ordered each year, we estimated that we would save at least 75 trees per year.
Today, in partnership with InterviewStream, we aim to reduce carbon emissions one virtual interview at a time! And…Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on April 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Had enough of political pandering? Whether it’s the President, the presumptive Republican nominee, or any of the typical cadre of elected officials, today’s politicians are masterful at telling each audience what they think they want to hear. This people-pleasing mentality may work to bring in contributions but does little to elevate the discussion as to what is truly good for the whole of the country. While frustrating to watch, their examples are illustrative as to how not to communicate…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 19, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced in their March 2012 report that there are currently 5.3 million long-term unemployed people in the U.S. This figure is virtually unchanged from the previous month, meaning nearly 43% of the unemployed sector has been without a job for more than six months. That is a lot of competition when applying for a job.
To ensure that…
Added by Amish Shah on April 18, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments
Recently I came across a series of postings form a staffing professional, about how to determine the honesty and integrity of candidate. I realized I had blogged about that some time ago and directed this person to that post. She emailed me liking what I wrote and asked me to repost it so it would be easier to find, so here it is. Realize that the questions below are all behaviorally based however if you use the BTOS method you can turn these 9 questions into many many more. If you ar enot…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 16, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments
If you’re talking in more than nine second soundbites, you’re wasting your words, losing the attention of buyers, and positioning yourself as just another long-winded person trying to make your case. From soundbites on broadcast news to politicians delivering provocative statements to posts on Twitter, we’ve become a society that consumes information in smaller and smaller chunks. According to research at the University of California, the incredible shrinking soundbite has gone from 43…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 16, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Added by Jamie Horton on April 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Staffing firms typically contact TargetRecruit with several specific goals and a list of high level requirements as they evaluate Applicant Tracking Systems. These requirements vary for every staffing company, in fact, no two staffing company’s requirements are exactly alike. The ultimate objective, however, is always the same:
“Increase our staffing company’s sophistication as an enterprise by automating workflows, business processes, and communications to increase placements…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on April 13, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
There has been a lot of buzz and confusion lately in the recruiting industry about Talent Networks vs. Talent Communities. Not only are people unsure how to distinguish between the two, but the task of building and nurturing a Talent Network seems insurmountable for most organizations.
We're happy to bring you Susan Strayer, talent strategy expert and founder of Exaqueo, in a webcast to learn how to Build Your…Continue
Added by Stephanie Weirich on April 11, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments
Politicians in the United States continue to perpetuate highly complex policies that are anything but simple. Taxation, energy policy, and campaign finance reform are just few examples of how masterful Washington is in its propensity towards complexity in governing the country. While there is often talk of simplification, talk has not become results as policies have become more convoluted with each administration. The U.S. tax code alone has expanded to more than 72,000…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
So with the economy picking up, jobs being created I was asked to repost this old post, to help those looking. So here you go
Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!!
Your resume, think of it as the key to opening doors to new possibilities and opportunities. So given it is the key, you should probably learn how to write a great resume. First there are 3 main styles of resumes:
Chronological Resume: A chronological…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 9, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Getting the “MOST” out of yourself,
Bringing it all Together!!
So this is part #6, Bringing it all Together with the “MOST” technique.
Okay so let’s bring it all together.
If we learn how to multitask, then we can get more done in a shorty time frame, which will help with time management and planning and be helped…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 3, 2012 at 12:44am — No Comments
Working in the media industry, it is important that I remain aware of it's ever evolving landscape and the thing that stands out the most is the speed with which social media can make an impact. Whether it's something with a '#' before it or a much 'liked' Facebook status, we're all switched on, all plugged in, all paying attention.
A recent example of this is the latest iPhone app doing the rounds. My Facebook home page became littered with people referring to their new…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on March 28, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments