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35 Of The Funniest Things Found On A Resume

The resume is an integral part of the employment process, as you’re tasked with the unenviable job of fitting your entire professional life into two (or at a push, three) pages in the hope of impressing your potential employer.

However, the pressure of getting your foot in your prospective workplace’s door…

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Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

12 Tips To Bring Out Your Inner Headhunter

The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century. 

Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry.  In our …

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Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Video Job Interview – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A video job interview in recruiting creates manageable content, although very few ATS or HRMS systems allow video storage.  The benefit of being able to edit, store, and convert to the appropriate information format for evaluating candidates or future consideration of a new opening.  

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Added by Charles Moore on June 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.

My workout routine started out strong and I…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

10 Interview Questions That Sound Weird but have Great Value

You may have all the right degrees that can get you through a job interview, if the interviewer decides to stay to the questions that relate job and how well you think you can perform it. But it has been noticed that employers like Apple, Yahoo! and more try to judge a person through some weird and tricky questions.…

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Added by Akansha Arora on May 15, 2014 at 1:30am — 6 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…

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

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

The Easy and Quick $3 Million Fix

money down drain

Did you know that there is a glaring hole within many companies that contributes to their overall turnover? This hole can cost your company big bucks too, but people seem content to just let it occur. Did you know that it can also be fixed pretty quickly, easily, and cost effectively?

Walk down this journey with me - and I promise - I'll make it quick. Employee Bill works for your…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on March 19, 2014 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

7 Essential Telephone Screening Questions

I’ve seen far too many people fall into this trap over the years and you may well have found yourself in a similar situation either as a hiring manager or as a recruiter.

You’re inundated with applications. You skim through the plethora of cover letters or maybe have a quick glance at the…

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Added by Paul Slezak on January 29, 2014 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

How to Prepare for Oracle DBA Developer Interview?

In a world, which is moving forward at the speed of light, technology and information is playing an important role with every passing day. Almost all companies look for different technical professionals to help in several operations. Different engineers or people with similar qualifications are recruited as Oracle DBA developers by the company. They play important roles in helping the organization move forward.

  • A Few Basic Questions that You Might Face

Some…

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Added by Daniel Smith on December 19, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Hard-Hitting Job Interview Questions and Answers

Job Interviewing is all about preparing properly, confidence and creating a good rapport. The hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks of the job and also that you will fit the culture of the team. The interview is your time to shine. By having an understanding of the potential job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — 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…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Interview questions employers shouldn’t ask

All employers want to find out as much as possible about prospective employees in order to see whether they will be a good fit for the vacancy and business or not. And this is perfectly understandable! But, there are certain things that employers are prohibited from asking… Candidates are protected by several rights and there is some information that they are not necessarily required to disclose to prospective employers during the interview process.

Questions that do not relate…

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Added by Irina Nagy on November 18, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

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

My 10 Most Memorable Candidate Interview Moments

Please note this piece first appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog

I was trained from very early on never to ask a candidate a question about a their age, religion, marital status, or whether they might perhaps be suffering from a particular…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What's the Max Number of Interviews You Should Go On for One Position?

Google is famous for being a tough hire. According to The Washington Post, candidates are forced, during interviews, to write hundreds of lines of working code and are asked a bunch of brainteaser type questions, like "How many golf balls does it take to fill an airplane?"



It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…

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Added by Erin Steiner on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 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…
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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…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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