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Paul Slezak's Blog Posts Tagged 'candidate' (8)

Why Recruiters Should Stay Close To Their Candidates During Their Notice Period

My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.

I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…

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Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

How to Become a Resumé Reviewing Pro

Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog

Don’t worry. I know exactly what you’re thinking.

Surely in this day and age resumés are becoming obsolete! I mean who even has a CV these…

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Added by Paul Slezak on January 24, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

9 Ways to Burn Bridges With Future Candidates

Congratulations on finding the perfect person for your role! Now, what are you going to do with all those resumes that you no longer need?

Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You…

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Added by Paul Slezak on December 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

How to Fail at Hiring (Even With a Great Recruiter!)

Let me be frank: even the best recruiters can’t save you from yourself.

You can fail at hiring. Maybe you’re even failing now.

“But Jenn,” you say, “I still manage to hire people. How can I be failing?”

You can be scoring a failing hiring grade and still do just enough to fill…

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Added by Paul Slezak on December 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

My Top 10 Epic Recruitment Blunders

 

I caught up with a client the other day. She was actually a candidate I placed many years ago and we’ve kept in regular contact.

She’s a pretty tough business woman (I remember she was a pretty demanding candidate too!) so I felt quite chuffed when she told me that of all…

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Added by Paul Slezak on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

7 Ways To Piss Off Any Candidate

I’ve spent most of my career as a hiring manager, but I’ve recently had the opportunity to become a candidate (which resulted in your getting to read my blog article today :)  ). And I have to tell you – it can be shockingly annoying to be on the candidate’s side of the table.

I’ve had many moments…

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How to Maximise the Return on Every Candidate Interview

 

With the war for quality talent as fierce as it is right now, if you are lucky enough to have identified a star candidate, you need to ensure that you make the most of the interview and not waste your valuable time.

There’s no denying the value of asking candidates a series of behavioural or competency based interview…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

How to turn a job interview from exploration to exploitation

Please note: This article was originally posted on the RecruitLoop blog

As a career recruiter, I’ve seen my share of ‘shifty business’. And sometimes from employers themselves! It usually involved a client contacting my candidate directly so as to avoid having to pay a recruitment fee. 



Such shady dealings have unfortunately always taken…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 13, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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