Last month, I “fired” a candidate during the…
On my team's blog Insights from the Riviera, we have been featuring a series called "Weird Interviewing Experiences". Normally, we feature quick 1-2 minute interviews from Human Resources, Recruiting, and Staffing professionals on their weird, strange, and bizarre interviewing experiences from their own career. Today, we thought it would be fun to go back in time,…Continue
Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 2, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Not too long ago I got a call from a recruiter who found my profile on LinkedIn and wanted to know if I’d be open to other opportunities. Being a recruiter myself, I generally like to hear from other recruiters. It is a way to survey, see what other people are doing and do a little market research at the same time, and of course, who knows, they might have an interesting opportunity.
This particular recruiter was pretty good, wasn’t speaking 100 miles an hour with their…
Added by Dana Oliver Neal on May 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Unfortunately, passion and drive are sometimes overlooked qualities of a job candidateduring the search and interview process.
Generally, when people are being interviewed, the hiring manager uses a task-and-experience job description to find candidates. Then they focus on a resume, whichhighlights skills acquired through school and job experience. While skills and experienceare important attributes that should always be considered, talent and passion are equally--if not more--vital…Continue
“So. Please tell me about a time when you…” No interview type is perfect but as a recruiter I’m a huge fan of competency-based. Done correctly they really allow the interviewer to get under the skin of what you’ve actually done / achieved in your career. If you’re lucky enough your interviewer won’t be too clued up and will ask you the old favourites such as: What would…Continue
Added by Ben on April 11, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
Last month, I “fired” a candidate during the…
These days, with a recovering economy and competitive market, time is not something often found lying around. Chances are, you're part of a team that has hunkered down the past couple years and already works 50-60 hours per week. Or…
Added by Erin Wilson on March 10, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments
What makes pancakes great? Do you really have to give this question any thought? Warm maple syrup! I wouldn’t touch pancakes without it! I mean, maybe you're different, but for me, there's nothing finer in the breakfast world than fresh pancakes with warm maple syrup!
It's OK if you disagree, just don't say that you prefer Kashi. Cause we both know you just eat Kashi cereal because you have to. I won't deny it, my pantry is full of the stuff. But trust me, it's there because…Continue
Love it or hate it, interviewing is a part of life. We are all dependent upon interviewing in some shape, form or fashion: to find a job, to identify strong talent, to learn about others, to grow as humans. For the longest time, interviewing was only possible in-person. But as technology advanced, so did the interview. Here is a break down of how the interview has evolved and the pros and cons of each method...
You've got a great client with a great position. And after all your hard work, you've found the perfect candidate for the job! You've screened them and you know it will be a match made in recruitment heaven.
But there's still the interview. This is where it can go well or where it can fall apart. One…
Added by Julie Deane on January 6, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments
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I've given several presentations on behavioral interviewing and I'm passionate about this topic. As a recruiter, I've seen firsthand the success and failure of interviewing. Here are 7 tips for conducting an interview that showcases your company and friendly corporate culture.
Interviewing is such a crucial part of the recruitment process; but I feel some of the most important aspects are often not covered in enough depth or are missed out entirely.
I believe that as a recruitment consultant the most important part of your job is to understand your candidate’s skills, experience,…Continue
Added by Alex Brock on November 29, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments
There are advantages and disadvantages to all interview formats. Deciding how to conduct these candidate “meet & greets” relies on a wealth of factors: company industry, the position being filled, the position of the interviewer, interviewer personality, timeframe availability, etc. There’s also the small matter of “who will actually conduct the interview?”
You should aim to gain the opinion of more than one person before making a hiring decision, perhaps from all those…Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on October 11, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments
Record keeping to keep you safe!!!
Below is a simple list of the most of the Staffing and HR records you…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 14, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments
A few days ago, I told my husband the story of my brother and his unique approach to interviewing and finding a job. With perseverance, creativity, preparation and bit of luck, he landed the opportunity of a lifetime!
Like so many other people adversely affected by the staggering economy, he was laid off several months ago resulting from a reduction in force. Adding insult to injury, the layoff occurred two weeks before Christmas, and the family’s holiday cheer evaporated…Continue
The art of interviewing and candidate briefing
When you have worked in recruitment for far too long it becomes…Continue
Added by jane blackmore on August 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing. We are advocates for doing the work during the interview to find the candidate’s precise skills in context (in directly comparable situations) that align with the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,…Continue
Tick Tock, Tick Tock, the initial scanning of a resume!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 13, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments