Ty Abernethy's Blog (7)

What’s More Important When Hiring: Passion or Skills?

Unfortunately, passion and drive are sometimes overlooked qualities of a job candidateduring the search and interview process.

Generally, when people are being interviewed, the hiring manager uses a task-and-experience job description to find candidates. Then they focus on a resume, whichhighlights skills acquired through school and job experience. While skills and experienceare important attributes that should always be considered, talent and passion are equally--if not more--vital…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on April 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Do Objectives Really Matter on Resumes?

Ah, the age-old debate of the objective. Everyone wonders about it. A decade ago, no resume was complete with out a resume objective. Nowadays, resume objective statements are gradually becoming obsolete, and we (hiring professionals) do recommend omitting or replacing them with well-written professional profile summaries.

 

A Deeper Dive into the Debate

It’s one of those sticky questions that divides career experts everywhere. If you got 100 of them in a room, 50…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on March 31, 2011 at 2:46pm — 5 Comments

How Long Should You Wait from "Hello" to "You're Hired"?

We know finding the right candidate can be like finding a needle in a haystack. You want to be sure you hire the right one, so it’s logical you want to take your time. But don’t let time be an interference.

 

The hiring process should be about getting to know the candidate to figure out if they’re the right fit for the position. It shouldn’t have to be lengthy process (although sometimes it’s inevitable).

 

Realistically, this process should take no more than four…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on March 24, 2011 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

How Important Are References?

Ah, references. They can be that little added oomph your candidate needs to get the job- It can also be the axe that puts them out the running. 

 

Many candidates offer references when you interview them. You may already have some if they applied online and your company requires they list a few. 

 

The reference check is a valuable way to check the validity of the claims made by the candidate in respect of experience and qualifications. It gives another point of…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on March 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

4 Candidate Screening Methods - Which is right for you?

Screening candidates online can be very effecient and cost effective. In the past, phone interviews were the only way to screen candidates early in the hiring process. But with new technologies, things have changed for the better. Now recruiters and organizations have the ability to effectively screening candidates with a few keystrokes and a click of a button. Oh, bless you technology!

 

Multimedia interviewing is a great way to effectively screen candidates. Recruiters have…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on March 11, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Passion & Pancakes

What makes pancakes great? Do you really have to give this question any thought? Warm maple syrup! I wouldn’t touch pancakes without it! I mean, maybe you're different, but for me, there's nothing finer in the breakfast world than fresh pancakes with warm maple syrup!

 

It's OK if you disagree, just don't say that you prefer Kashi. Cause we both know you just eat Kashi cereal because you have to. I won't deny it, my pantry is full of the stuff. But trust me, it's there because…

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Added by Ty Abernethy on March 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Interview Types: The Pros & Cons

Love it or hate it, interviewing is a part of life.  We are all dependent upon interviewing in some shape, form or fashion:  to find a job, to identify strong talent, to learn about others, to grow as humans.  For the longest time, interviewing was only possible in-person.  But as technology advanced, so did the interview.  Here is a break down of how the interview has evolved and the pros and cons of each method...

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Added by Ty Abernethy on January 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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