6 Ways to Recruit the Ideal Candidate

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Is your organization having trouble finding the right candidates, or enough candidates for your open positions? Here are 6 things to consider to improve the candidate pool for current and future job openings.

Job description

It starts with a well written job description that explains the exact requirements of the job to a potential candidate. Include the key responsibilities of the position. For the interview process, list the top responsibilities and characteristics you will use to screen ...

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How to Write a Good Resume Objective

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The summary, or objective is an optional resume section. There are some differing thoughts on the objective on a resume. Some think it’s outdated and some that it’s unnecessary. But a well-crafted objective that focuses on your skills and objectives can make your resume stand out.

There is one occasion when you’ll definitely want to consider using an objective:

  • When you’re making a career change, and you want to explain that you’re making a change and why your skills align ...
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Don’t Let These Social Media Mistakes Derail Your Job Search

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93% of employers say they will search your social media pages during the interview process. The most common ones are, not surprisingly, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, although they may look at other ones as well. What they find on your social media pages will in many cases be the first impression of what kind of person and candidate you are. With that in mind, here are some things you should consider doing on your social media accounts ...

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7 Salary Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

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There are many moving parts in the job interview and salary negotiation process. When it comes to salary negotiation, making one or several mistakes could cost you thousands. To help you avoid some of the pitfalls during salary negotiation, here are 7 mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Not doing enough research
    Before you can negotiate, you need to come armed with as much information as possible. You can use sites such as glassdoor.com and salary.com to find out what ...
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4 Things You Should Do When Preparing for an Interview

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In sports, the game can sometimes be won or lost before it even starts. The team that shows up best prepared will have a better chance of winning. The same goes for your job interview. There are several things you can do before the interview to increase your chances of success.


Research the company

Before your interview, make sure you’ve spent time researching the company. Go beyond just glancing through their website. Show them that you have taken ...

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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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