What to Give Job References After You Applied for the Job

You may know a little bit about the best way to provide references to potential employers. But do you know that you should be talking directly with your references as well? Once you’ve applied for a job, give your references a call to talk about your search and how they can best help you. If… Read more »

Facebook Jobs – What Do You Need to Know for Your Job Search

You’ve probably heard that you should be using social media to help you in your job search. But how do you find jobs on these fast moving platforms? When it comes to Facebook, there are a few paths you can take to find local companies currently hiring. On the popular social media site, you can… Read more »

Reentering the Workforce? Don’t Make these Mistakes

There are so many reasons someone might leave the workforce and decide to return again in the future. Regardless of why, if you’re in that position, there may be a few things you don’t realize you’re doing wrong. Even the smallest mistakes can snowball before you’re able to course correct, so to avoid these issues… Read more »

If You Aren’t Excited About Your Cover Letter, Why Will the Hiring Manager Be?

Do you dread sending over the cover letter? You probably have the same basic template that you edit and send to every employer on your list. But, if you’re not excited about what you have to say, how can you expect a hiring manager to be interested? Instead, you need to demonstrate how you meet their… Read more »

How to Use Behavior Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit

Behavioral interviews have been a favorite technique in the recruiting world for many years. By asking questions that encourage candidates to explain how they might handle themselves in a given situation, an interviewer will be able to gauge their personality, reactions and overall fit with the company and position. How do you determine whether their… Read more »

Conduct Exit Interviews That Provide Real Feedback

Do you have an exit interview process in place in your company? Do they work to provide you with good feedback that you can use to improve your workplace experience? There is a lot of mixed information regarding exit interviews so it is important that you know how to conduct an effective version and what to… Read more »

Conduct an Effective Phone Interview

As a hiring manager you have the obligation to pre-screen potential candidates before the face-to-face interview. This can help you narrow the playing field and only bring in the best candidates to meet in the office. A phone interview is the best way to achieve this goal, but how do you ensure that the conversation… Read more »