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.…Continue
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
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:
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…Continue
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
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
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…
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.
Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric Gaydos on August 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/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…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on May 31, 2012 at 10:06am — 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
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…Continue
Some of my customers, who are jobseekers, for the most part think recruiters—internal and third-party alike—are unfair and the reason for their failure to get a job. They think recruiters are only concerned with two things: 1) determining if my customers meet 10 out of 10 requirements and 2) want them to work for peanuts. I know this is not necessarily true, I know that recruiters have a job to do, which is to find what the employer wants. This is how recruiters get paid.
Added by Bob McIntosh on March 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
If you are looking for a new job, do you know the difference between a get acquainted call, a screening call and a real interview?
Candidates sometimes go all out, trying to win the job, OR, take the opposite approach and act too casual, and in either case, get deselected before they really had a…Continue
This article contains actual statements made during post-interview debriefings and has been contributed by Jason Sanders, Ivy Exec's Vice President of Executive Search
Each time one of my candidates goes on an interview, I receive feedback about a client organization, their job opening, and the personal impression they create. I generally hear good things about my clients, but I am…Continue
Added by Elena Bajic on February 16, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments
As the job market has shown signs in recent months of improving, the chore of finding the right talent for one’s company becomes even more of a task.
Ask any recruiter or employer and they will tell you that getting the right person in from the first interview, to the background check, to the decision to hire or not can be challenging.
As we all know, having the right employee in place not…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on February 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Going on job interviews typically ranks right up there with going to the dentist, doing your income taxes and spending time with the in-laws.
You get the message; interviews can be very taxing to say the least. That being said, there are millions of Americans out there right now who are waiting for the interview call, passing their resume around here, there and everywhere, and going on interviews.
The big question at the end of the day following your interview is would you hire…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on February 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
When I am running my Building a Profitable Desk workshop and it comes around to the discussion of High Pay-Off Activities (or KPIs, if you prefer), I will inevitably have a participant nominate ‘interviews' as a high pay-off activity.
When I disagree, there is often a slight pause and then this look of confusion appears on the face of one or more participants. To those recruiters I am sure it seem like I'm slightly odd - I…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on January 16, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments
Many executives who are in meetings all day feel that when they go on an interview, they can “wing it” and successfully ad lib. This is very dangerous. Interview settings increase the tension, and you may not always be at your best when “on the spot.”
If you enjoy movies or theater, and you’ve seen an actor really embody a role, really own the character,…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 11, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments