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Want a New Job in 2017? Think Like a Recruiter!
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers, Resume, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, many people will examine their career progress and choices and decide it’s time to make a change. If you plan to be one of the millions of Americans who begins 2017 with a search for a new and/or better job, I have one piece of advice I want you to consider. Rather than thinking like a job seeker ...
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Diversity: Another Reason Commodity Thinking Is a Recruiting Problem
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Company Culture, Diversity, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
The enduring notion in some areas of the recruitment industry that it’s good business to treat contract-based employees as commodities has always been a problem for me. Actually, it’s not really a problem. I think it’s absurd, and it stands in stark contrast to the importance and incalculable value of diversity in employment today. ...
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Summer Job Searches: Wasteful or Worthwhile?
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
August is here and an eerie quiet across Chicago, in your neighborhood or workplace, will confirm it. It may be serious vacation season, but is it time to take a vacation from job searching? Many professionals ask me this question as they enjoy the lighter workloads and shorter work hours that mid and late summer sometimes offers. ...
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A Hiring Manager’s Checklist: Six Essential Steps Before You Interview
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Business is booming, but you are struggling to keep up. A sure sign that your company needs to hire more people, right? Before you post a job description and start interviewing, there are a number of things that need to take place. From establishing internal buy-in to selecting your interview team, the six steps below will ensure your company is we ...
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How many interviews is too many? Finding the sweet spot for the interview process.
Category: Dating & Job Interviewing, Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Would you marry someone after the first date? Probably not. However, ten years into dating seems a bit excessive, right? Just like in the dating world, many employers struggle with finding the sweet spot in the interview process. When do you know a candidate is right for your organization? Too few interviews may not give your organization enough ti ...
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Prepare for the Interview or BUST!
Category: Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Interview Preparation, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The interview is one of – if not the most important step in the job search process. If you are in the job market, you understand (I hope) the importance of interview preparation. However, many job seekers get lazy about interview preparation and, in-turn, end up sabotaging themselves and their careers by not being fully prepared. ...
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Why Bother with a Reference Check?
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Talent, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
A lot of time goes into the recruiting process – from finding candidates, to scrutinizing resumes, to conducting multiple interviews, etc. However, some companies are still skeptical about checking references for well-vetted candidates. After all, references provided by the candidate are intrinsically biased, so why even bother calling? ...
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