6 Recruiting and Hiring Mistakes

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Finding the right candidate for your open position is not an easy process. From getting the word out about the job, going through all the incoming resumes to select the best ones, and then finally going through the interview process. There are many moving parts, and it’s easy to make mistakes that will lead to letting great resumes slip through your fingers, and the wrong candidates making their way through the interviewing process. Here are 6 mistakes ...

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3 Ways to Leverage Your Network for New Job Opportunities

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A majority of job openings are never advertised or announced publicly. This is known as the “hidden job market”. To get access to these jobs, you will need to go beyond the usual job boards. This is especially true for higher level jobs. To get started, go through your social media accounts, address book, business cards and start making a list of names to contact. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it grows. Here are three ways ...

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Interview Mistakes: 3 Knows [VIDEO]

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In this short video, one of our Sr. Recruiters, Jeff Kobza, discusses 3 of the most common mistakes made by job seekers in the job search and interview process.

  1. Know yourself: What meaningful and relevant experience do you bring?
  2. Know the company you’re applying to: Go beyond the basic information when doing research. Why do you want to work there?
  3. Why?: Why are you looking? Why have you made some of the decisions you have that have brought you to ...
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Body Language Mistakes to Avoid in an Interview

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Studies have shown that your body language communicates more to another person than what you say. In an interview, it’s important to display your skills and why you’re the right candidate for the job. It’s also important to make the interviewer feel comfortable. This includes the time spent waiting in the lobby before the interview. Even though you haven’t met the interviewer yet, the receptionist may be observing, and might be asked about their thoughts by the ...

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5 Qualities of a Great Employee and Candidate

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Whether you are hiring and trying to make sure you find the most suitable candidate, or applying for jobs and trying to make sure you’re showing potential employers all your skills and abilities, here are 5 signs to look for in a successful candidate.

 

  1. Goal setter
    Per a CareeerBuilder.com survey, a strong work ethic is one of the top qualities hiring managers look for in a candidate. 73% of respondents want to see applicants demonstrate their ability to ...
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4 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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After the job interview, whether you are still interested in the position or not, you’ll want to make it part of your interview strategy to follow up with the interviewer. Following up can give you the edge you need to get the job offer over others who interviewed for the position. But many job seekers are unsure of how and when it is appropriate to follow up. Here are a few tips:

  1. Ask about next steps before leaving ...
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7 Reasons Recruiters Aren’t Finding Your Resume

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When searching for a job, you can use all the help you can get. Working with the right recruiter is a great way to have someone with established relationships advocate your resume to potential employers on your behalf. So, how do you make it easier for recruiters who may have matching job opportunities to find you?

  1. Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date.
    If you are looking for a job, you will want to make sure every section ...
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How to Spot Resumes with False Information

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With a lot of competition for the best jobs, many applicants try to cut corners, embellish or flat our lie on their resume to try to get that illusive call back from a hiring manager. According to Forbes, more than a third of job applicants confess to lying on their resume.

Education
To find out if a candidate really earned that double master’s degree, ask the candidate to bring in documentation from the school. If it’s an obscure ...

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Do I Need a Cover Letter?

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A common question from job seekers is: “Do I really need a cover letter, and if so, what do I write in it?” Yes, always include a cover letter with your resume unless no way to submit one with your application, or if the job posting says not to submit one; then you don’t need one. Here are 5 ways to make your cover letter stand out.

If you’re not sure whether the hiring manager or recruiter might want ...

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