Tag - Job Seekers

August 2017

Interview Etiquette 101: 10 Simple Rules You Need to Succeed

Interview Etiquette 101: 10 Simple Rules You Need to Succeed

Use the 10 Minute Rule The anxiety that comes with being down to the wire for interviews and appointments can detract from your performance. Rushing in at the last minute can unintentionally create the impression that you are disorganized, and unable to plan and prioritize accordingly. Being too early can be awkward in a smaller office environment. You may run into the candidate who interviewed before you, which may throw you off your game. We recommend to our candidates [...]

June 2017

Artificial Intelligence in Hiring and the Candidate Experience

Artificial Intelligence in Hiring and the Candidate Experience

We use the term Artificial Intelligence quite liberally these days, maybe without fully having an understanding of what it means, and how we are already affected by it in 2017. In his book The Quest for Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ideas and Achievements, Nils J Nilsson describes Artificial Intelligence as “that activity devoted to making machines intelligent, and intelligence is that quality that enables an entity to function appropriately and with foresight in its environment.” We have seen [...]

Why you should hire overqualified candidates

Above and Beyond: 5 Reasons You Should Hire Overqualified Candidates

With the unemployment rate at 4.3% in May 2017, the current economic situation is forcing many employees to apply for positions that don’t match their skills and salary level. Yet employers in practically every industry are having difficulty finding candidates to fill open positions. The number of open jobs as reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics hit a record high of 6 million on the last business day of April. There is a general imbalance in candidate [...]

When your resume portrays you as a specialist rather than a jack of all trades, hiring managers will find you easier. You can land an interview and quite possibly a job.

5 Ways to go from Jack of All Trades to Specialist using your Resume

You’ve probably heard the phrase “jack of all trades” to describe a person who has a vast quantity of skills. While this can often be viewed as a high compliment, unfortunately the second part of that phrase, “master of none,” is the element that keeps many candidates from getting an interview. As recruiters, we have yet to receive a request from an employer for someone who has dabbled in a little bit of everything. Employers want specialists who will [...]

April 2017

High Turnover Jobs

Seeing the Signs: How to Identify and Avoid High Turnover Jobs

Whatever job site you frequent, you’ve probably seen a job post or two that looks oddly familiar. It may be because it’s been posted and reposted month after month because the organization is having trouble filling it. It could be because it was filled, and now it’s inexplicably open again. Whatever the case may be, this scenario is justifiably concerning to job-seekers. A reputable staffing agency can spot a high turnover job a mile away, and will do whatever [...]

Best Laid Plans: 5 Things to Do Before Starting a New Job Search

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of people who quit their jobs reached 3.2 million in January of 2017. The unemployment rate is steadily dropping this year as well. Job-seekers are feeling justifiably confident in their ability to make a career change in this current market. According to a recent Gallop poll, 51% of employees are actively looking for new positions or watching for job openings.  It’s not surprising that many employees would be eager [...]

March 2017

Turning the Tables: Using Personality Tests to Size Up Your Interviewer

Personality tests are widely used across every industry. Consider this: you can actually use this approach to read your interviewer!  One of the most frequently used personality tests is the DISC assessment.  You can identify your interviewer’s DISC style and provide answers in a manner that is appealing to his or her personality.  Here is a crash course on how to recognize and approach each behavioral style to help you win the position you’re seeking. D Style The D Style personality [...]

5 Reasons You Should Always Speak to a Veteran Recruiter

As recruiters contacting potential candidates, we are met with a vast array of responses that range from genuine curiosity to a curt brush-off. It is understandable that not everyone is actively looking for a job, or a career change. However, any experienced recruiter will tell you that the best time to conduct a job search is when you are happily employed. Candidates who wait to start a job search until they are unemployed relinquish valuable negotiating power in the [...]

February 2017

5 Reasons Hiring Managers Should Pay Attention to Online Employee Reviews

A recent article by Recruiting Daily referenced a study in which 48% of job seekers* surveyed utilize Glassdoor as a platform to narrow down potential employers. This means that a candidate may not even apply to a company with less than favorable employee reviews in this platform. Here are a few key reasons why it is not only beneficial, but necessary to consider how your company is perceived by current and former employees. Due to the talent shortage, you must be [...]