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 —
I've never found that to be a good "call"
I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.
In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm —
I’ve seen far too many people fall into this trap over the years and you may well have found yourself in a similar situation either as a hiring manager or as a recruiter.
You’re inundated with applications. You skim through the plethora of cover letters or maybe have a quick glance at the… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on January 29, 2014 at 1:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 1, 2013 at 7:00pm —
A by gone era of style, etiquette, and interesting HR
How you just blew your phone interview!
The phone screen interview determines whether or not you are going to move onto the next round, the in person interview. You may have done your research and… Continue
Added by HRNasty on November 9, 2012 at 12:23am —
Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of… Continue
Added by Maisha Cannon on July 8, 2012 at 2:30pm —
When beginning the candidate selection process for new positions, many employers conduct a phone screen prior to a face-to-face interview. Such conversations serve as a way for HR to confirm a candidates’ experience and qualifications, and to eliminate anyone who seems to be an overtly poor fit for the position. To ensure that you will advance to the next stage of the hiring process, you need to be equipped with not only excellent in-person interviewing… Continue
Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 7, 2012 at 3:39pm —
The Quick Response (QR) or 2D bar code has been in use in Japan for over a decade, but it is just starting to pick up steam here in the states. Below, I've tried to address FAQ about the QR.
What is it?
According to Wikipedia
, "A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on… Continue
Added by Julia on March 2, 2011 at 11:00am —
Identifying the right candidate is the highest cost component in a recruitment business. Recruiters and HR managers find it difficult when they have numerous clients looking for multiple job openings.
Today, Recruiters and Hiring Managers find matching resumes from job portals and email inbox that are… Continue
Added by Umamaheswari.K on February 21, 2011 at 4:30am —
Stop the Suffering!!
Job hunters are speaking out that online application processes are overwhelming, tedious, and an information “black hole.” To avoid candidates writing an entire blog about how bad your online application process is, attend myStaffingPro's "Stop the Suffering! 10 Steps to a Successful Candidate Application Process" webinar on June 15th at… Continue
Added by Julia on June 2, 2010 at 9:30am —
Ask any marketer about search engine optimization and they gladly go to into a dissertation on its benefits. Although marketing is talking purely about sales leads to the website, the same principles can be applied to attracting applicants to positions. Below is a quick guide to SEO and how you can apply it your recruiting process.
What is search engine optimization (SEO)?
According to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or… Continue
Added by Julia on August 6, 2009 at 9:29am —
There are so many of us out there looking to recruit the same candidates, and we all have our pitch about why our opportunity is better, but what is going to stand out in the mind of the candidates? The personal time we take to get to know them and understand what they are really looking for. I would love to pose the question, how many of us really take the time to get to know our candidates and make sure we are being their consultant and not just pushing them through the process to make a… Continue
Added by Shift BPM on August 13, 2008 at 6:01pm —
I heard a mortgage horror story the other day from a friend as he was buying a new house and selling his town home. He had arranged to have back to back closings to make it easy, but as it came time to close on the sale of his house the buyer was a no show…it seems that he had just lost his job and now was not in a position to qualify for the loan, much less make the payments. He very quickly was put in the position where he was being pressed to make a decision on signing his closing papers… Continue
Added by bill martineau on July 18, 2008 at 10:50am —