Posts Tagged: interviewing

How to Tell if a Candidate Will Be a Good Fit for Your Team

  You likely know an effective hiring process is an essential component of every successful organization. But did you also know there’s an easy way for you to hone in on the best candidates for your team during the process? It’s called the Big Five – and it’s the gold standard of personality models. According to the… Read More »

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire to Save Money and Land Better Candidates

  Competition for talent is at an all-time high, and companies are struggling to find quality candidates to fill their positions. Consider this: For the first time in 20 years, the number of job openings exceeds the number of unemployed Americans. That means there are more available jobs than there are people to fill them!… Read More »

Common Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent College Graduates Make

  If you just graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce, consider yourself lucky. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates, up from 74 percent last year. With job prospects brighter than they’ve been in more than a decade, it should be easy to… Read More »

Are You Losing Candidates Because of a Poor Background Check Experience?

  Background checks are vital to your business. You need them to verify a candidate’s previous employment and ensure you’re not hiring someone with an unsavory past. But what happens if your background checks are not only helping you avoid bad hires, they are also causing you to lose high-quality candidates because of a poor… Read More »

4 Soft Skills Employers Want in a New Hire

  Your resume contains information about your education and experience, but does it talk enough about your soft skills? If not, it should. An overwhelming majority of employers — 77 percent — think that soft skills are as important as hard skills, according to a CareerBuilder survey. And when evaluating job candidates, they are giving… Read More »

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

  Believe it or not, landing an interview is the easy part of job hunting. The hard part is convincing the hiring manager that you are — above all other candidates — the best person for the job. Most job seekers will prepare and practice answers to common interview questions. Equally as important is knowing… Read More »

What to Look For in a Marketing Job Candidate

Looking for a strong marketing candidate is a little like looking for a strong sales candidate. You want to find someone who is good at forming relationships and can tell you the strengths and unique features of a product. Since marketing is so web-reliant these days, marketing candidates also need a lot of tech savvy… Read More »

Is It Okay To Ask If You Got The Job?

  Like so many other aspects of the job search process, if you want to find out whether you got the job after a successful interview, you need to be professional. It shows initiative and a desire for the job if you follow up, but you don’t want to be inappropriate, annoying or pushy. First,… Read More »