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The Interview – No Time for a Decision

Everyone – I mean every recruiter, manager, interviewer, interviewee, et al – has an opinion about what should happen in a job interview. Opinions aside, I want to explore one thing that should rarely, if ever, happen. Few exceptions withstanding, I’m going to say that you shouldn’t make a…


Added by Skip Graham on August 5, 2015 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments


Successfully Interviewing for Marketing and Creative Positions

There's no question that in today's competitive market, interviewing for marketing and creative positions appears as an impossible gauntlet to pass -- many qualified candidates applying for too few positions.

But successfully passing the interview gauntlet for your next marketing and creative position isn't as difficult as you think. Here are some important tips that will make your next interview a successful one!

• Look at your interview not as…


Added by Recruiter Raya on August 5, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Getting Past the Resume

Most resumes suck. And, most job descriptions suck equally or worse. Let's put that stake in the ground. It's a miracle companies ever find candidates for open positions who have any chance of succeeding long-term. Most companies don't know how to articulate what they want and most interviewers…


Added by Skip Graham on August 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

5 Interviewing Mistakes Companies Should Avoid Like the Plague

When it comes to interviewing candidates, regardless of the position, interviewers and interview teams often make critical mistakes. Does that mean there is some magic formula that produces perfect results every time – not in the least. After all, humans are involved, and we are all far from…


Added by Skip Graham on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Why crap interviewers don't know they are crap

Most people who conduct recruitment interviews have never been trained in how to interview effectively. Yet this lack of training doesn't stop these interviewers from believing that they have good interview skills and don't need any training.
It's called confirmation…

Added by Ross Clennett on May 13, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. 

And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…

I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.

However here is one we need to throw away right now:…


Added by Chadd Balbi on December 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

The Truth About Agency Recruiting

The world of contingent, agency recruiting is extremely competitive. The salesperson that visits clients will usually have a nice suit on and promise you the world, but as the saying goes, don’t ask how the sausage is made.

The main thing to understand is that contingent recruiting is a sales game and, as with any sales industry, it is all about earning…


Added by Chadd Balbi on December 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Why You Suck At Interviewing

 When you do something a million times every year, it becomes second nature. We get comfortable. We use the same 3 questions to qualify. We get in a routine.

It works for now. But if you ask the candidate, which you probably haven’t, they’d tell you that you suck at…


Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 16, 2014 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

How Professional Video Interviewing Technologies Outperform DIY Video Chat Options

As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, you’re aware of the use of video interviewing for your hiring and recruitment needs, but you may be questioning which platform to use. Does it make a difference whether you choose video interviewing technology tailored specifically for…


Added by Christopher Young on July 29, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

How many interviews does it take to hire top talent?

At the Australasian Talent Conference held in Sydney last month, I attended an interesting break-out session on the future of interviewing and whether assessment would make interviews redundant. 

The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was…


Added by Ross Clennett on June 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Questions to Ask In a Job Interview

Jim shares job interview questions you might encounter during your jobsearch. Want more? Read: / Follow me on Twitter @jimstroud

Added by Jim Stroud on January 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Is Your Candidate Just Very Confident or Are They Really a Charismatic Narcissist?

Having conducted over three thousand interviews, mainly with accounting staff of all levels of skill from accounts clerks to CFOs, I became very used to minimising the…


Added by Ross Clennett on January 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Candidates Decline Job Offers (And What To Do About It)

Every recruiter has had, or will have, the experience of a candidate declining a job offer, contrary to everything the candidate has said or done up until that point. 

This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…


Added by Ross Clennett on January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

How Law & Order teaches you better interviewing skills

‘Objection! Leading the witness! 

‘Objection! Speculation!' 

‘Objection! Relevance?' 

These lines are classic courtroom interjections I have heard in movie and TV dramas for as long as I can remember. 

It's all designed to create greater dramatic tension. How true is it all to real life in a US courtroom? I don't know, as I have never been in one but I certainly enjoy watching the fictionalised courtrooms that the characters in the various…


Added by Ross Clennett on November 2, 2013 at 10:35pm — 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)…


Added by Erin Steiner on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

HireVue Introduces Talent Interaction Platform and Partners with Sequoia in $25 Million Funding Round

New Offerings and Renowned Industry Partnerships Help Reinvent Work

SALT LAKE CITY – October 2, 2013 – Digital recruiting provider HireVue, today announced its expanded Talent Interaction Platform™. The cloud-based platform includes new offerings that help employers rapidly source top talent, evaluate candidates’ skills, and enhance the onboarding process for new employees. These capabilities augment the company’s popular screening and digital interviewing applications. The HireVue…


Added by Noel Cocca on October 3, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

3 Video Interview Tips To Hire The Best

Video is everywhere. Today alone, 89 million Americans will watch 1.2 billion videos. And according to Cisco, online video users will double to 1.5 billion by the year 2016. So when it comes to finding great candidates for your clients, the odds are pretty decent these people are familiar with using online video.

This might just explain why six in 10 employers are already embracing online…


Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 20, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Go Global! 3 Secrets To Better International Staffing

You certainly wish you could snap your fingers and find the right people for your clients. Unfortunately unlike the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, you can’t just wiggle your nose and wait for talent to appear.

The skills gap has made it harder than ever to find the right people,…


Added by Josh Tolan on August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Video is Everywhere and Now in Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]



Added by Christopher Young on April 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Digital Interviewing Will be the Standard

Interactions among friends, family, and businesses are occurring more and more by video. Digital interviewing has been quietly taking over the talent acquisition process of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.

Technology has caught up to digital interviewing

Digital interviewing, as an idea, has been around for several years. It’s starting to take hold now because technology is…


Added by Rajpreet on April 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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