Google is famous for being a tough hire. According to The Washington Post, candidates are forced, during interviews, to write hundreds of lines of working code and are asked a bunch of brainteaser type questions, like "How many golf balls does it take to fill an airplane?"
It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…
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Recruiters are completing background checks on applicants even before the interview process begins. Employers can easily take a glimpse into the lives of applicants using popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It's important to be cautious about what we post online; one bad post can make or break a job opportunity. Search your name on Google, Bing, and Yahoo! and take a look at what others can see when they search for your name online.…
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It's that time to take a look at what's been happening in the job board industry over the past month. All I can say is - more than you might imagine. So let's get started:
Please note this post originally appeared on the RecruitLoop Blog.
Have you ever heard someone say that active candidates – those who are actively in the market looking for job opportunities – are a waste of…Continue
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If the proof is in the pudding, than the latest job survey results from Jobvite certainly prove that social recruiting works. Social recruiting is the practice by career recruiters of utilizing social media profiles, blogs, forums, and other online activity to identify qualified job candidates and to share information about available job positions.
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Hunting for a job while pregnant is not the ideal time, but we all do what we must. If you find yourself in this situation, take the time to consider the following tips.
1. Medical benefits
Although it's considered bad form to focus on medical benefits during a job interview, if you're pregnant, you simply must. Find out what medical costs are covered in the company's insurance plan, when your coverage would begin, how much your monthly contribution is, and what your…Continue
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One of the hardest things a recruiter can do is convince a client that they can't handle their own accounting in house. Business owners often want to handle their own books because they either don't trust an employee to count their beans or they feel like it's a place where they can save money. While this isn't usually the case, hiring a bad accountant is easy. Hiring a good one, however, requires some finesse.
Follow this guide to recruiting the best accountant for the…Continue
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Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?
Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…Continue
If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.
Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…Continue
Social media has changed the hiring process immensely, particularly for those seeking job interviews. Hiring managers who search an applicant's name will most likely discover at least one active social media profile.
Even if your resume paints you to be the perfect candidate for the position, your social media activity could prevent you from getting a job interview. While it may be fun to share your adventures with your family and friends on Facebook or Twitter, you may not want…
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Hiring managers receive many resumes for each job posting. Candidates who want to get a jump on the competition find creative ways to make their resume stand out. A creative resume can help you get noticed and increase your chances of getting an interview.
But sometimes candidates go too far with their creativity.
Making your resume stand out from the crowd can be a difficult task.
The main purpose of a resume is to help you get an…
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The new RecruitingBlogs job board has launched along with its newest job posting.
The Hertz Corporation needs to hire Corporate Recruiter in two locations:
The primary mission of the Corporate Recruiter role is to provide leadership in the assessment of recruitment needs, government compliance requirements, and staff supervision. Position Hertz as the employer of choice attracting the…Continue
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Today I dropped off Kennedy, my daughter, at Kindergarten just like I do every day. When I was walking her to class, I was deep in thought. Kennedy was holding my hand tightly and my 2 year old son, Trace, was in my arms. I passed the cross-guard and said “hello” just like I do every morning. I walked in…Continue
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