Richard Peterson's Blog – September 2013 Archive (20)

What do hiring managers want to see?

What you need to know when you're applying for jobs?

Rich Peterson said recruiters (Agency or Corporate)  surveyed spend 5 minutes or less reviewing candidate information and even more spend less than 2 minutes.

Given that you don't have much time to make a good impression, you really need to make sure the impression you make is a good one.

How to leap off the page in the first ten seconds someone looks at your resume.

Some "Basic" Tips. There are dozens…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

“Non-Traditional Recruiting Media,..."

...to convey the corporate culture and job opportunities. Media included:

a)    “Speed Interviewing like Speed Dating”

b)    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, other social networks

c)     “It’s a BLOG.” New Media Recruiting Tool

d)    LinkedIn. Huge and Underused for Recruiting

e)    Live Chats

f)     Purchasing Keywords

g)    Job Fairs

h)    JobsinPods

i)      Social Media

j)      Online Meetups

k)    Brazen…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Metrics and Its Importance

Rich Peterson insists recruiting metrics are important.

The quantity of recruiter activity and quality of hires produced by a recruiting team are important figures to understand. Metrics can be used to judge recruiter performance, gauge the quality of employment brand, and develop effective and cost-efficient recruitment marketing.



However, when is all this data too much? When do you move from a smart strategy of examining the recruitment data generated by your team to an…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Employer Branding /Employee Value Propositioning

Richard N. PETERSON firmly believes….

There is No Truth. Just Perception.

Branding is also a major objective in implementing outreach and recruitment programs.

I am intimately involved in Employer Branding and Employee Value Propositioning.

Rich Peterson always stated that, "Your employer brand is who you are, and how employees inside -- and candidates outside -- view your agency."

It can't…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 24, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Background Checks Can Be Dicey!

If employers act unilaterally to exclude all job applicants who have criminal records from jobs, then Rich Peterson concludes they run the risk of setting themselves up to charges of race discrimination and other allegations.

Employers can’t turn away potential employees simply because of a long-ago conviction that is unrelated to a job for which they are applying. i.e., DWI charges and the candidate is applying to be a store cashier. Employers cannot dismiss candidates based on…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How To Be a Successful Job Candidate

Rich Peterson's Lessons from the Political Campaign Trail

Think your job search is challenging? How would you like to go on 100 interviews a month as other candidates try to discredit you and the media stands ready to report (and continually replay) any mistake or failing to a laughing public?

Next to running for office, a job search is a…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Behavioral Interviews Asked of Candidates

Rich Peterson asserts behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Seven Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Rich Peterson feels, "It's Now Your Turn."



After they hold you to the fire, here are 7 questions to ask them. Some of them about the company and some about you.



Do some research if you are going for an interview. Read the job description and requirements carefully. Browse the web site to see how the organization presents itself. Search…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Most Popular Behavioral Interview Questions

 Rich Peterson believes behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these questions:

1.) Identify an experience

2.) Describe the situation

3.) Describe the task presented

4.) The…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

What is Recruitment

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job.

For some components of the recruitment process, mid- and large-size organizations often retain professional recruiters or outsource some of the process to recruitment agencies.

Rich Peterson says the recruitment industry has 4 main types of…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Behavioral Interview Questions

Searching for a Job and getting nailed on Behavioral Based Interview Questions?

Rich Peterson maintains It happens every day.

Behavioral based interviewing is interviewing based on discovering how you performed in specific employment-related situations. How you behaved in the past will predict how you will behave in the future. Basically, past performance predicts future…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What is Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job.

For some components of the Talent Acquisition process, mid- and large-size organizations often retain professional recruiters or outsource some of the process to Talent Acquisition agencies.

Rich Peterson says the Talent Acquisition…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Toughest Interview Question to Answer

Rich Peterson says there is nothing worse than being in an interview and the being asked a question to which you don't know the answer.



Avoid the dreaded debacle and go into the interview prepared. Familiarize yourself with a few common difficult questions and arm yourself with answers prepared ahead of time.



Check out these tough interview questions and some…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Correctly Resign from a Job

Rich Peterson is clear: Two Weeks' Notice

How to Give Notice that You’re Leaving Your Job…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pre-Employment Tests

Professionally executed employment tests can help a company's hiring process considerably by assuring the prospect of hiring candidates who will perform well on the job. Pre-employment testing can helps ensure outcome the employer desires.

Rich Peterson thinks well executed employment tests help company's hiring process assuring the prospect of hiring candidates who will perform well…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

College Classes to Take to Find and Keep a Job

Economics

Environmental Studies

Engineering

Statistics

Computer Programming

For More Information:…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

College Grads Looking

Rich Peterson strongly believes getting off of Facebook and YouTube and landing on LinkedIn is the first step to securing a job. It’s an absolute must to create a LinkedIn profile by the time you’re a senior in college, but it’s an even better idea to start as a freshman.

Link into as many people as you possibly can. Start to…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Meaningless Interview Questions

Rich Peterson shared that all those meaningless interview questions actually have a purpose. That’s why everyone uses them. The interviewer is testing your ability to interact with others. By putting you on the spot, your answer gives the interviewer an idea of how you present yourself in a social and professional setting and a glimpse of what you think the most important facts about yourself…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Maternity

 

Rich Peterson says, "Encouraging maternity leave during the last month of pregnancy and well into the postpartum period may foster better outcomes for mother and child alike."

Maternity leave makes good health sense, as well as good  economic sense.

Many women from low- and middle-income families can't  afford to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave, as…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Social Media Owns Us!

Rich Peterson says, "Social Media basically owns us and influences everything we do."

Prior to the Internet, we relied on the people around us. Today, it's too easy to be "Liked" and have anyone publish anything they want anywhere. We need to return to our roots and stick with the folks we trust.

Social Media owns us. It…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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