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When applying for work, many inexperienced jobseekers make the mistake of thinking that the employer cares about which…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Whether you’re just starting out, a new college graduate or a veteran of the hunt, social media can absolutely help
you to land a job interview. In conjunction with a solid resume and network, there are several great tips, tools and techniques you can use to break through the resume stack and get your foot in the door. While landing the job from there is still an uphill fight, you know having you voice heard…Continue
Added by Ryan Connors on April 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
In this increasingly competitive candidate market, employers must now focus as much time on employer branding as would as they do on branding their products and services. Why? Well, if you want to create and deliver the best products and services you must promote your business to candidates in order for you to hire a high quality team of implementers.
As you may be aware, the best candidates will be choosing from several options and will select the employer that best meets their needs…Continue
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Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.
Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.
According to a…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue
Let’s face it, when you’re looking for a job, you want it as fast and as easy as you can get it. It can be overwhelming and time-consuming searching for a job. It’s true that you likely won’t land an interview, or job for that matter, without actually applying for job openings (unless they come through…Continue
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I had to share a good laugh. Happy Friday!
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Criticising a colleague or ex-colleague during an interview has always been considered a massive no-no in the recruitment world. However, this year has seen the rule being broken numerous times on quite a public scale. From Greg Smith’s infamous resignation letter in the New York Times to the latest resignation letter to go viral in which the …Continue
Added by Tanya Ireland on December 3, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking process. This is especially true in the ultra-competitive IT industry, where experience is just one of the factors you need to beat out all the other candidates for the same position. Worse, if you’re nervous about the interview, it will show – and your stage fright may count against you.
So how can you gain enough confidence to breeze through an IT interview and prove you’re perfect for the job? Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re…Continue
Added by Jon Raymond on November 30, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
All of us Recruiters have been through it-the dreaded MIA candidate. We speak with them, feel we develop a great relationship with them, get an interview set up with them and the client and then *POOF* they disappear. I have never had such an issue until I changed markets. I guess the hustle and bustle of a larger city seems to make people think that Recruiters are evil or not human. I tend to pride myself with finding great candidates and developing relationships with them. But when I do…Continue
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…
The phone screen interview determines whether or not you are going to move onto the next round, the in person interview. You may have done your research and…Continue
Yesterday I was directed to an interesting article discussing what the author considers to be the most important interview question (never asked). The focus was asking candidates what they really wanted from the job in order to understand what is truly driving them.
The article (as good articles do) got my mind wandering and led me to think about…Continue
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
Anyone that’s ever attended a meeting, or a presentation, will be familiar with that awkward moment when the attendees are asked “Have you got any questions?”. How many times have we all sat, silently, in a room full of people experiencing a collective mental blankness?
This same situation often arises in job interviews. Only,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments