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Done with Job Interview? Now, Learn How to Follow Up?

The waiting game begins

After a job interview, the toughest thing is to weather the waiting period, which may take months or sometimes, even more. Time goes by and you may not hear a single word from the interviewer who seemed very…


Added by Ben Karter on September 15, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

How to build a successful dream team

Great teams don't just happen. Сreating a successful team is possible only when the right people with the right skills come together. However, in today’s competitive market, simply hiring top talent isn't enough. Knowing your players' strengths and…


Added by Stacy Carpenter on August 18, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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

Here’s to the Independent Recruiter!

Great news!  The world is still ok.

The federation of small businesses tells us that of the  5.2 million businesses in the UK, small firms accounted for 99.3 per cent of all private sector businesses in the UK, 47.8 per cent of private sector employment and 33.2 per cent of private sector turnover.

This is good!  Power to the people.  The independent  man still holds the key to his own destiny.  This is important in a world where we see the big multinationals are constantly…


Added by Dan Midwinter on March 10, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

What Are The Qualities of Best Recruiters?


We all want to get a good job that suits us completely. The recruiters play really very important part in all the organizations and fields. They gives a company an opportunity to find best and most eligible staff and also, they allow deserving candidates to get right opportunity and career along with a dream job. The efficiency of recruiter actually effects positively on the organization and candidate’s future.

If the recruiter is right then it will allow…


Added by Patty on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…


Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

What I learned from my son's first recruitment experience

Last week was a momentous one in my life: My eldest son, Guy, was offered his first job. Then twenty four hours later he was offered another job.


Given what I have dedicated my working life to, it has been a fascinating experience to observe the process of my own child attempting to enter the workforce for the first…


Added by Ross Clennett on November 13, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Top Secretaries Should Not Be Taken for Granted

  A few years ago, secretaries served a basic purpose in a business.

They answered phones and greeted visitors. It was often considered an entry-level position with no experience required.

Times have changed and today's secretaries need more skills and background for the job. In essence, they can make…


Added by Dave on September 29, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

No job, no expertise, SUCKA!

I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.

Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.

While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What does it mean to be employable?

A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.

If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Agency Recruiters "Censored!" LinkedIn Awash in "Tombstone Epitaphs!"

Recent changes to LinkedIn's feature-set whereby "Company Pages" are afforded In-Profile  Activity Feed's (like Facebook's "Update Status"), but "Member Profile Pages" no longer enjoy the feature, "Censor" Agency Recruiters for 2 key reasons.…


Added by Nick Lagos on February 12, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments


This article, written by,  was originally published in…


Added by Vera Gavizon on December 18, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…

Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Employment Picking Up Momentum: TIME TO ENGINEER A NEW RESUME!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the unemployment rate dropped a staggering .3% to 7%. In the process 203,000 new jobs were created. This brings the total to 1,235,000 new jobs created over the last seven months!


Job creation was across the board in most sectors including:

  1. Transportation and warehousing creating 31,000 new jobs in…

Added by Scott Sargis on December 7, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Performance Management

These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…

Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments

Top Job Hunting Guidelines to be considered at the Age of 50?

For people who are 50-years old and would like to work again or change jobs, the job vacancies in London look very appealing. However, the job market today is a battle field for them, despite the fact that they are old hands in their field of work, applicants with less experience and fewer skills are still preferred by companies. Why? Most probably, this is because, those candidates are way younger. Although this is a painful truth, mid-lifers must face this fact.

In the past, when…


Added by Will Smith on November 14, 2013 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

Tips on Communication Skills

Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Or a sales executive was fired for his incapability to express in a business meeting? Or a professor was fired because he wasn’t able to deliver the exact content to his students? A student who is intelligent failed in his examination because of lack of ability to express the contents or his thoughts on the sheet of paper? By this we can…

Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Career at CrossRoads?

For many of us, there comes a time in our careers when it feels like a change is required.
But, whatever the reasons for re-evaluating, the idea of starting again and trying something new can be daunting. So, to help you choose your direction, here are out tips for managing a career crossroads.
Am I ready to make a change?
Switching careers can be a tough decision, especially if…

Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to Perform in your Interview

Many people have been job searching for months but wonder how to land right away into a job interview. They don’t know. But you have to reap the benefits of “power words” to get to a job interview. So while writing your resume, search online and use the power words to make it strong. Don’t make your resume boring and only list your facts. To get noticed, however, try to make it such that the employer gets impressed by your resume and gives a call you for an interview. One of the many…

Added by Neelam Mestry on October 24, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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