How to Handle the Candidate Journey with Respect

We often hear that companies struggle to land qualified candidates, however, there’s not a talent wasteland out in the market right now; some companies need to look inward when trying to understand why they’re struggling to land top talent—and how they’re turning away candidates.

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How to Write an Effective Job Description

Writing a job description starts with speaking directly to your desired audience, and ends with getting it in front of that audience. On paper, writing a job description seems like a simple task. But this can lead to over-thinking such a simple task, and ultimately confusing candidates. Today we will discuss a few tips for getting the best results.

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Making the Most of Your Interview

In our blog we’ve tackled the interview process in the past. We’ve discussed how to conduct your pre-interview research, as well as how to prepare for an interview. In those preparations, we touched on being armed with good questions to ask your interviewer. Today, we’ll discuss this in more detail.

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Onboarding New Hires Successfully

Once you’ve finally landed that top recruit you’ve been after, it’s easy to celebrate and rest on our laurels. Most companies—and especially hiring teams—know the feeling we’re talking about. While we don’t want to take away from the earned sense of accomplishment, we do want to caution against thinking that your candidate crossing this threshold is the end. In the sense of pulling them on board, it is. But in the sense of keeping them—which should be the real goal here—you’re just getting started.

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How to Manage a Horrible Manager

As most professionals know, whom you work with can have a huge impact on your overall job satisfaction. We’ve heard many candidates say that while their previous job situation was tough, they wouldn’t have lasted as long in their old position if they hadn’t enjoyed working with previous leaders and teammates. But what happens when you land in a job you love, but you have a horrible manager?

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Should You Share Your Salary with Recruiters?

Giving out salary information, no matter the circumstances, is something that makes many people feel very uncomfortable. Your compensation is deeply personal, so protecting this information is almost a natural instinct. However, recruiters do often ask for your current salary at the start of your job hunt.

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Managing the Good Fight for Talent

Just a few short years ago employers had the pick of the litter when it came to new hires. With most industries mired in the U.S. recession, companies could take their time making hiring decisions with no repercussions. This was all due to some simple math: with fewer jobs available, candidates had to wait out the hiring process to see if they had landed a gig.

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Qualities of a Great Recruiter

There are a variety of recruiters out there, so choosing the right one can be a difficult task. While it’s a recruiter’s job to size up candidates in an effort to place them accordingly, often a company or a candidate is sizing up a recruiter at the same time to make sure they’re the proper fit.

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Looking for a New Job While Still Employed

Want the short answer for how to look for a new job while still employed? It’s fairly obvious: you do so very carefully. With today’s level of technology—specifically social media—it’s much easier to let the cat out of the bag than it ever has been.

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Pre-Interview Research

Last month we discussed how you should go about preparing for an interview. While we touched on “doing your homework,” today we wanted to delve a little deeper into the subject.

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