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The Hidden Questions Behind, “Tell Me About Yourself?”

You may assume that the frequent first question of interviews, “Tell me about yourself,” is merely an ice breaker to relax you as you begin the interview process. While it may help you do just that, it is also very often the “real” first question of the interview. And as such, it presents a great… Read more »

Attract Better Candidates With A Streamlined Hiring Process

Has your hiring process become a bloated mess? Hiring can be a time-consuming, stressful and yes, costly, tax on any business. And with various departments and people putting their hand into the process, what may have started out as streamlined and efficient has become bloated and ineffective. Lure better talent with a simplified hiring process.… Read more »

Haven’t Heard Back? Don’t Panic! Why Job Offers Get Put On Hold.

After putting the time and effort into crafting a unique and effective resume and a razor sharp cover letter. After preparing–and acing–your interview. You wait… …and wait. It can be incredibly unnerving waiting to hear back after an interview! The truth is, maybe you did ace your interview. But, sometimes, job offers are put on… Read more »

Don’t Get Fired – Four Tips for Job Security

Looking for ways to get ahead in your career? Or maybe you’re concerned about your job stability, and you’re looking for ways to become your boss’ most trusted asset. There are steps you can take to stand out from the pack. Feel more comfortable in your job, and less afraid of getting the axe, by… Read more »

The Real Deal: “Overqualified Candidates.”

It’s not unusual for hiring managers to be overwhelmed with resumes…sometimes hundreds for a single job posting. And with more resumes, comes a likelihood of overqualified candidates applying for work with your company. What’s the real deal with overqualified candidates? Don’t miss out on a potential superstar for your organization by overlooking candidates who appear… Read more »

The Importance of Reference Checks

You’ve invested a lot of time in finding the right candidate, and understandably, reference checks can seem like an afterthought. But, they shouldn’t be an afterthought at all! Reference checks should be an integral part of your hiring process. They can provide: Reasons for leaving previous employers Eligibility for re-hire Integrity Communication, teamwork and organizational… Read more »

Let Them Gripe (And Eat Cake?). The Benefits of Blowing Off Some Steam.

Are your employees chronic complainers? Is every meeting bombarded with complaints about other departments, clients, or another area of your business? That could be a problem. But, a little complaining from time to time, when in the proper element, can be beneficial. No one is happy all the time, and everyday frustrations can build up… Read more »

Dear Recent College Graduates: Don’t Make These Mistakes!

Now that school is done and you’re ready to start your career, you may be eager and ready to hit the job market. Maybe you’ve completed an internship or summer job along the way, and you feel invincible. What economy struggles? Who says there’s a slow job market? Hold on there, recent grads! The economy… Read more »

Avoid the Job Hoppers! 3 Tips to Nab Long-Term Employees

While showing some signs of improvement, the economy is still struggling, and the job market is incredibly fierce. Experienced professionals are searching for any type of work, while college grads continue to flood the market. Not all professionals are looking for your job. But, they may be applying. The law of supply and demand makes… Read more »

Will LinkedIn’s new “Apply” button help you find better candidates?

At the end of the summer of 2011, with the economy at all time lows and unemployment at all time highs, LinkedIn launched an “Apply Now” button that recruiters can use to invite candidates to apply for open positions. As hiring professionals, we can use all the free tools and support we can get to… Read more »