Monthly Archives - September 2015

September 2015

3 Additional Ways to Avoid Offer Turn Downs

As it becomes more challenging to find qualified candidates for open positions, here are 3 additional ways to avoid offer turn downs. 1) Avoid a long interview process. Keep your interview process to 2-3 interviews max. First round should be a phone interview and second being an in-person interview. In the current job market, top candidates receive offers quickly and your company could miss out on hiring a great person, due to timing. An overlying long or arduous interview process [...]

Top 5 Ways to Chase a Hiring Manager Away from your LinkedIn Profile

According to Jobvite, 93% of recruiters will review a candidates social media profiles before making a hiring decision. You should consider LinkedIn as an important extension of your resume and professional history. From a hiring manager’s prospective, here are 5 things to avoid doing on LinkedIn: Photo that is too personal. Keep in mind that LinkedIn is different than Facebook. Photos from a night out with friend or wedding photos are all red flags to hiring managers. Top employers who are [...]

5 Secrets to Attract the RIGHT Candidates to your Job Posting

Job openings were at a record high in July of 5.75 million according to CNBC. With the increase in job openings, competition is strong between companies to find the right candidates for their open positions. Below are 5 secrets that will attract the right candidates to your job postings: 1) Create a marketing AD, not a job description. Most companies simply take a job description that may be 5 -10 years old and post this job description. A job description is designed to hold [...]

How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Experts estimate that 50 to 80% of all jobs are filled on the hidden job market.   This means that the jobs were filled without a public job posting.  There are many reasons why companies post jobs in this way.  The reasons include: confidentiality, time to sort through applicants and privacy of the company’s contact information.  Here are 4 ways to access this hidden job market: Research and watch– Research a list of 20 top dream employers.   Next, utilize a service [...]