7 Difficult Questions to Ask Candidates at a Job Interview

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

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Benefits of Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool

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

3 Key Recruitment Marketing Strategies

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

4 of the Worst Resume Cliches

Those new to recruiting for their company and those that have been asked to recruit for an open position are likely going to see hundreds of resumes. You’re going to find it overwhelming, because each person is trying to sell you on the same basic skills. They’re going to tell you about their leadership skills, how well they talk to others, and so on. You’re going to end up reading essentially the same resume over and over again, because most people struggle to come up with unique words of their own. Read more

5 Disadvantages of Traditional Recruitment Agencies

Navigating the complexities of recruitment is extremely difficult to do in-house without spending thousands upon thousands of dollars in both manpower and investment. But most companies prefer to do it in-house because the vast majority of traditional recruitment agencies are not much better. Read more

eGuide 5: Benefits & Weaknesses of Phone Interviews

Phone interviews are fairly standard practice in high demand careers. Often there are dozens of resumes that are “roughly” qualified for the job, and to narrow them down quickly, a hiring manager goes through a huge list of applicants and tries to figure out which of those candidates is worth an interview.

Usually phone interviews have set questions and are briefer than standard in-person interviews. It’s not about getting to know the applicant, so much as it is about finding reasons that you should not call an applicant in. Unlike in-person interviews, you’re not trying to figure out who to hire – rather, you’re trying to figure out who not to. Read more

Good Questions to Ask in an Interview as an Employer

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There are 6 great questions to ask in an interview that will help get you a great applicant. Read this article to discover what you should be asking in your next interview.

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In most workplaces, the interview is the final showdown; the Make It or Break It, Sink or Swim, face to face meeting between you and them. ‘You’ are a great team. ‘You’ are successful together. ‘You’ have developed a shortlist of ‘them’ (viable candidates). One of ‘them’ may join ‘you’, and if the fit is not right, it will hurt how ‘you’ perform. To ensure ‘you’ welcome the right one of ‘them’, here are a few good questions to ask in an interview as an employer. Read more

eGuide: Making the Job Offer

Congratulations! You have successfully found someone that looks like a great new employee for your company, and you’re ready to have them work for you. It can be hard to find someone in today’s economy that looks like they can really contribute, but you’ve found that person, and you want them to start helping your business right away.

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Are You Exciting Your New Employees?

excitedImagine you are an applicant, and you have applied to a job that meets all of your needs. It’s in a great area, it has growth potential, and you know that you’ll succeed in the career.

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Buzz Buzz – 3 Annoying Interview Habits to Ignore

annoyingInterviews are not just about the question and answer. They’re also about trying to understand the character of the applicant – who they are as a person, and whether or not they are going to be a hard worker and a great contributor at your company.

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