It’s estimated that over 50% of employers now look towards social media when deciding if they are going to hire a candidate. Most are simply looking to see if the applicant runs professional social media accounts or shares anything that may affect their hire, but truly savvy companies are actually looking towards social media as a way of FINDING candidates – actively going out and searching for those that appear to be difference makers in the field.
Resume spamming has become a serious problem. Nowadays, an open position may receive thousands upon thousands of applicants, and that makes it almost impossible to review each one carefully.
Many hiring managers scan resumes – and for good reason – because you can often find out very quickly using the first few lines of job history and the way they wrote their resume if they are worth further consideration.
But there are still many reasons to take the time to carefully scan each resume rather than skimming them over. These include:
Basic Reference Check Questions
What were the beginning and ending employment dates for this individual? How long have you known this individual and in what capacity? What was this individual’s beginning and ending salary? What positions did the individual hold? Did this individual earn promotions? What were the individual’s most recent job duties? Read more
Cost is a huge factor when it comes to deciding whether to use a recruitment company or whether to recruit using in-house methodologies. Many people believe that in-house is free, and that recruitment companies are expensive, ergo it makes more sense to use human resources to hire your next great employee.
This could not be further from the truth! Read more
Job interviews have not gone through many changes over the past several years. The questions are the same, the interview styles are the same – a great job interview today would likely have been a great job interview many years ago, because the qualities in a good candidate have not changed, nor have the methods of interviewing. Read more
Candidates that prepare for a job interview are showing an important quality of being a good employee – the willingness to learn and prepare for work. When a position opens up within your company, attracting candidates is only step one. The rest is about finding the candidates that have qualities that make a great employee. Preparation is clearly one of those qualities. Read more
Hiring managers are always looking for better ways to find the best applicants out of the pile of candidates for an open position. Reviewing resumes is certainly one part, but the job interview is where you get to know the candidate personally, and it’s the best (if not the only) way for you to get a glimpse of the type of employee they will be. Read more
Job interviews are your only chance to meet an applicant and find out if they have the personality, character, and skills to make a great employee. But the job interview is only as useful as the questions you ask. When you conduct interviews, it’s important that you ask tough questions that will bring out a person’s true nature. If your questions are too easy, an intelligent but not necessarily qualified candidate is going to coast through them with platitudes and clichés, making it difficult to find out any meaningful information. Read more
Social media has a lot of potential uses for your company. You can use it as a tool for delivering customer service, or as a method of sharing deals and news about your business. You can also use it for recruiting. Social media recruiting has quickly changed the way that companies find new employees, taking advantage of the social mediums to generate interest in potential hires. Read more
Recruitment marketing is the act of taking an active approach to finding great candidates. Unlike a passive approach (which usually involves posting on a job posting board and waiting for applicants to come in), an active marketing approach takes the details about the open position directly to potentially great candidates and attracts them towards applying to open positions.
There are countless styles of recruitment marketing, and the best agencies have their own unique methods of applying recruitment marketing strategies to your open position. But if you choose to utilize recruitment marketing yourself, here are a few examples of how you can take your job posting to potentially great applicants and attract them to the position. Read more
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