All Blog Posts Tagged 'interviews' (92)

5 Tips for the Most Important Call You'll Ever Make

By Robert Gallagher

Many of the traditional tips for a successful interview: eye contact, pressed suit and a firm handshake, lose the majority of their effectiveness over the phone. That’s not…


Added by Robert Gallagher on November 19, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)

Almost exactly one year ago, my husband and I adopted our little fur baby from the local animal shelter. We both grew up with pets, but this was our first (and only child) together as a couple. Our sweet guy, Hurley, immediately became a part of our family and dramatically influenced our official new lifestyle as doggie people.

As his one year adoption anniversary approached, I wanted to come up with a way to celebrate how much love and enjoyment he has brought our…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Using SMS to be One of Your Recruiting Tools

Now your company can recruit faster and more efficiently thanks to SMS.

In the past, recruiters had to be part time headhunters, part time spies, sneaking around in pubs and water closets, hoping for just a few moments of privacy with job candidates. So…


Added by Dave on February 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Hello-Goodbye: Cutting An Interview Short

This post was originally published on the CareerPlug Blog



Added by Natalie Morgan on December 31, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Stardust Equation™: When the illusion of talent becomes reality

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The Stardust Equation: When illusion becomes reality

Value (V) is realized (R) and popularized in…


Added by James Chmielinski on December 29, 2014 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

7 Tips To Help You Ace Your Phone Interview

Picking up the phone to speak to a complete stranger is terrifying enough, so imagine how much more scary the prospect of having a phone interview can be. From tripping over our words to calling the interviewer the wrong name, there’s plenty of ways a phone interview can take a turn for their worse.

That’s why you should always leave plenty of room for error, and treat phone interviews as though they were a face-to-face meeting with an employer. While you may think that hiding behind…


Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:40am — No Comments

The Job Interview - Providing a Great Candidate Experience

"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"

There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's"  advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager,  and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates?  …


Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments

How to Put Off Potential Employers in an Interview

Job interviews can be stressful at the best of times. That's understandable - especially if it's for a job you really want. The reality is, far too many people fail their interview before they really get started - because they don't prepare properly and they don't present the best image of themselves.



Added by Peter Ellington on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hypocrisy in hiring?

Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?

In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:

  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Takes…

Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 28, 2013 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

Fooling Around with Candidates Everyday

A person recently contacted me through LinkedIn and requested some time to speak with me about their “complicated” 

employment situation. I wasn’t sure whether they were seeking my advice about their current employment or how to approach the search for something else. (They are currently…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

How to Maximise the Return on Every Candidate Interview


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…


Added by Paul Slezak on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

What roles and campaigns do video interviews work best for?

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…


Added by Tom Stroud on November 19, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

How to turn a job interview from exploration to exploitation

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…


Added by Paul Slezak on November 13, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Succeeding in internal opportunities - Smart networking tips

Look inwards and you will find amazing opportunities around you. Rather looking in the external market, your first research should be on the opportunities available within the company. Finding the next big opportunity within the company might not happen over night. It is a long and structured process. You need to build a strong ground for yourself and project your work all the time. One of the key skills you need to develop is on Smart networking.

  • Identify the influential…

Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Four Bold Companies, Four Creative Hiring Solutions

It turns out your favorite video game of 1994 can be a pretty useful hiring tool. Go figure.

Every new small business hits the scene like a rebellious teenager. They’re young, they’re proud and…


Added by Eric Gaydos on August 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 top tips to get the most from video interviewing

What exactly is a video interview?

In recent months the subject of video in recruitment has become quite a hot topic amongst recruiters, so what exactly is a video interview?

For the purpose of this article, we’re looking at automated or asynchronous video interviews. This is where a candidate records their answers to questions set by the recruiter, but without the recruiter or hiring manager being there live.

It may sound obvious, but a video…


Added by Tom Stroud on July 31, 2012 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

7 Tough Interview Questions and Answers Job Hunters Need to Know

This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog:

Perhaps never in our history has the competition for a job been so intense. Before you walk into your next interview, be aware that you’ll likely face some tough questions intended to throw you off your game. Why are more and more companies incorporating tough questions…


Added by SkillStorm on May 31, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

Don’t Dress Like You’re at the Beach and 5 Other Job Interview Tips

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…


Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sometimes the truth hurts

People who proclaim that most interview advice is simplistic irritate me. These are people who view advice on eye contact, handshakes, how to answer difficult questions, and avoiding smoking before an interview, as obvious and unworthy of  mention. Their "expert" advice is often sarcastic, blunt, and…


Added by Bob McIntosh on April 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments

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