There are two things (hopefully) that every person will encounter in their life (among a million other things, but we’ll focus on these two for now).
What do these two things have in common, you ask? I’m glad you asked, let me tell you why.
Imagine yourself walking into a car dealership to buy a brand new Audi A6 sedan. You’re going to encounter 1 of 2 car salesman.
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Changes in Technology have changed the way we work, communicate, read books, listen to music and even watch TV so it should come as no surprise that its now changing the way we hire. Although video interviewing has been around for a while 2012 saw it really…Continue
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
Do you remember driving without a cell phone back in the day? What were we thinking? What did we do if we were the unfortunate recipients of a flat tire on the highway at 11PM?
We survived. We walked. We stuck our thumbs high in the air (not recommended). That’s what we did back then. These days, our mobile devices are pretty much our everything and they can do just about everything.
While mobile is critical for every business and function, it’s currently not the most…Continue
I’m regularly asked by recruiters and HR directors what type of roles video interviewing works best for. It’s a very pertinent question, for which there is no simple, right or wrong answer. It depends on a number of factors such as the seniority of role you’re recruiting for, or the size of your organisation.
The first thing to say is, you shouldn’t be thinking of video interviewing replacing face-to-face interviews. Instead, video interviews provide a great way to filter large…Continue
Added by Tom Stroud on November 19, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the…Continue
So, I left my last company recently and there were many reasons why. Poor management, poor decision making on deals, awful database for sourcing, no "A" orders on the board, and horrible orders to work on. It was an unexpected departure, but at the same time it was literally a blessing. I have never been happier leaving a job, and to be quite honest, I have come out of the whole thing on top. Bigger base salary, increase in responsibility, better commission plan, better management, older…Continue
Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).
I recently spoke…Continue
Yesterday, I received an email from a candidate that I placed one year ago with a long-standing client. This candidate, let’s call him Ray, phoned our office and he was transferred to me because of it’s “uniqueness” (I get all of the “unique” calls).
Anyway, back to Ray. He told me that he called every…Continue
Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…Continue
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)
I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…Continue
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog
If you’ve been feeling like it’s taking longer for companies to hire, you’re not imagining it. In a labor market where there are more applicants than positions, a new trend is emerging – companies waiting to hire the ‘perfect’ new hire at the perfect salary. It can…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on June 14, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments
Hello all, and thanks for taking a minute to read this....I'm struggling to get my interviewing times down from 60 minutes to 30 minutes for in person and phone, and my phone screening times down from 30 minutes to 10 minutes or less.
I've tried being more aggressive in controlling the interviews better (I'm overly nice and I allow a lot of wasted chit chat because I am sympathetic to those seeking employment - I'm working on finding a balance that is true to me yet keeps me…Continue
Looking for Predetermined responses can cost you candidate!
Throughout my career there is one thing I have noticed out of novice recruiters, interviewers, HR personnel, companies who are young or in experienced with hiring and recruiting and hiring managers. That is the "predetermined response". The predetermined response is the response the person asking…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 30, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments
Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States. Most of whom have never been trained how to effectively interview. If they haven’t been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select the best fit. Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party. Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party; and I will share some of those also. Doesn’t it…Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on May 29, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
Answer: It depends.
Scenario: You're a mid-career job seeker and have been applying for jobs left and right. Due to the competitive market, you have expanded your initial local search to include 5-7 key markets throughout the US. You start to make headway, and after gaining momentum, are invited…Continue
Added by Maisha Cannon on May 29, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Completing the final classes to earn your online degree is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking as you prepare for job interviews. You may feel unprepared, especially if you are moving into a new industry. Luckily, there are common job interview tips that apply across a variety of fields, even if you’re trying to change industries after earning a business degree online or an online criminal justice degree.
1. Dress the Part. Flip flops on the beach are…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
OKay we have read interviewing 101, we have read BTOS, and we have read conducting the interview. Now Feedback
At the end of your interview you should be able to say whether you think this candidate should be hired for this job or not. But do not just stop there, also state whether this candidate should be hired for another position you may be aware of. A key to remember is, that…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 23, 2012 at 1:51am — No Comments
Imagine that you have recently interviewed for the position of your dreams and walked away confident that you would receive a job offer. Professionally, there are very few greater feelings than sincere optimism about obtaining a role that could significantly advance your career. Now consider that, despite your outstanding qualifications and presentation, you find out that another candidate has been selected for the position. As you contemplate what could have possibly gone wrong, you…Continue
During the interview your goal is to gather information so you can make a solid hiring recommendation. It is important to remember that candidates come from a variety of sources. Not all candidates want to interview with Your Company. In some cases, we have persuaded them to consider Your Company and come meet with you. Always read the mail from the staffing consultant on the morning of the interview to learn more about the circumstances of this candidate. Perhaps they are a referral, a…Continue