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… Continue
Added by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on March 19, 2014 at 11:20am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on January 29, 2014 at 1:30am —
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
Added by Daniel Smith on December 19, 2013 at 11:52pm —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 18, 2013 at 4:30am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 5, 2013 at 7:00pm —
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?" Continue
It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…
Added by Erin Steiner on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm —
Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Continue
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 24, 2013 at 8:00pm —
It is really important to prepare well enough for acquiring your dream job before one attends to an interview. The more time you spend acquiring those skills the more efficient one can be. Bringing out your innate skill and utilizing it properly will surely fetch you a job. Now when it comes to acquiring interview skills, here are few tips that one should go through before attending an interview.
Acquiring your dream job in this competitive world may seem a tough job. Attending… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 18, 2013 at 9:30am —
If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.
Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm —
While attending an interview, one has to face many questions. They can be related to your major subjects or field of interest or general knowledge too. Apart from these questions, there are a few frequently asked questions in an interview. While answering them, keep in mind that your answers will win a job for you. So, stay focused, utilize your communication skills to optimum extent and conclude well. As soon as you put your resume before the employer, you can expect a question which… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 9, 2013 at 5:30am —
A general guidance any jobseeker
gets before attending an interview is to be confident. A question which arises in the job seeker’s mind is whether it is really that important. Is it not enough to possess the skill set for the job and be good with your technical knowledge? There cannot be a one word answer to this question. These are actually inter-related matters. Sometimes you can be lucky to crack an interview…
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 3, 2013 at 8:31am —