Benefits of Reading the Entire Resume

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:

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Reference Check Questions

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

recruitment advertising costs

How Much Does Recruitment Advertising Really Cost You?

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

Does dress code matter

How Much Should Dress Code Matter?

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

Over prepared candidate

3 Warning Signs of an Over-Prepared Candidate

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

The Value of Logic Interview Questions

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

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

Social media recruitment

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