All Blog Posts Tagged 'interviews' (87)

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…

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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?  …

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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.…

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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.

We're…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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: 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…

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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…

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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…

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

The system is not perfect

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.

I’ve read…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on March 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don’t be De-Selected

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…

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Added by Mark Bregman on February 27, 2012 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

What Candidates Tell Me: Simple Hiring Errors We All Make and How to Correct Them

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…

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Added by Elena Bajic on February 16, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Do You Know How to Look Talent in the Eye?

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…

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Added by Dave Thomas on February 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Ballots Are in, Did You Hire Yourself?

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…

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Added by Dave Thomas on February 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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