Conducting a Successful Cultural Fit Interview | Character Questions

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When you are interviewing for an open position at your company, it’s a good idea to go beyond just candidate skills and experience. While having a relevant college degree and plenty of experience is required of your new hires, you will also want to be sure they fit well in the culture of the organization…. Read more »

7 Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

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The big interview day is almost here! You’ve updated your look and your resume. You’ve mapped out the interview location and spent time researching the corporate website. You’ve practiced all the potential questions that the interviewer may ask you. Yet, there is still one thing left to do: Write a list of questions to ask… Read more »

Conducting a Successful Interview | Consistency Questions

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In the search for the best candidates, human resource and recruitment pros spend a great deal of time conducting interviews. Yet, after a while, this can start to feel like an interrogation of each candidate as the interviewer struggles to get to the core of each candidate.  Recruiters often wonder if interviewing is really worth… Read more »

Making Great Hires with Great Job Descriptions

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Last week, we shared some important factors that will improve candidate engagement through great job descriptions. Now we will be discussing how carefully crafted job descriptions can also improve the quality of new hires. This is an area that few companies consider until they struggle to find great candidates, or encounter an overabundance of resumes… Read more »

Types of Interview Questions, and What They Can Tell You About a Candidate

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When interviewing a candidate, everything matters from the way the person presents him or herself to the way they greet you. Yet, nothing is more important than the way your questions are answered. If you are asking the same interview questions you have been asking for the last ten years, it may be time to… Read more »

Kickstart Your Career—It Only Takes One!

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Today’s job market can be more than a little intimidating to the average college graduate. You’ve probably heard horror stories about how entry-level positions that were once ripe for new grads are quickly being taken by over-qualified people who are experienced and desperate enough for work to go back to the thankless long hours and… Read more »

Interview Process – Keep Your Candidates Comfortable Before, During, and After

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During the interview process, many times candidates feel tense and overwhelmed. This is often exasperated unintentionally by HR managers who are pushed for time and resources, trying to find a suitable candidate. However the case may be, it’s very important that all candidates are made to feel comfortable before, during and after an interview. This… Read more »

Have Your References Gone MIA? Tips On Handling This In A Professional Manner

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You are applying for a new job, but you are having trouble getting your past hiring managers to put in a good word about you. What does that mean? Should you be worried about it? In some situations, people just may not be doing their job, but in others, a lack of response from your… Read more »

How to be the Candidate Employers Love

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Everyone wants to be the candidate employers are lining up to hire. That would make the job search so much simpler, right? For some job seekers, the hard part is getting the interview; for others, the interview is the excruciating part of the process. If you’re the sort of person who is wracked with insecurity… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Desire for the Perfect Candidate Destroy Your Hiring Process

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As you hire candidates or interview them, do you find yourself wishing you could somehow put together the good qualities of two or more people into one ideal candidate? Unfortunately, there is no way to piece together the ideal employee – a little enthusiasm from one, a bit more experience from the other. Rather, many… Read more »