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Job Seekers: How Are Your Communication Skills?
“Good communication skills required.” You’ve probably seen this on nearly every job posting you’ve come across, and for good reason! However, saying that you have these skills is one thing. Delivering on your promise is something else entirely. Common Interaction Basic communication skills are the ones we take for granted, often making them the trickiest […]read more »
How Has Recruitment Changed over the Years?
The world of recruitment is changing more quickly than ever. Keeping up is often a matter of understanding how things have progressed, so let’s look at some of the key developments in recent decades and why they’re important. How We Communicate It goes without saying that this is the big one. Social media has offered […]read more »
How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Candidate
Searching for a job tends to be a very competitive process, no matter what field you’re in. As a result, it’s in your best interests to distinguish yourself and be recognized! Here are a few ways you can avoid blending in with the crowd. Explore Your Resources During your job search, take every opportunity you […]read more »
The Importance of Using Strong References
When searching for their best hire, employers need to know that their candidates have a consistent history of strong performance and good working relationships throughout their professional career. This means that one of your most effective tools for standing out as a good recruit is a list of great references! Asking Your Past Employers It’s […]read more »
Finding Quality in Quantity
The right resume is essentially a needle in a needle stack. The Internet has revolutionized modern life. We shop for clothes on Amazon, watch movies on Netflix, and buy groceries, all from the comfort of our couch. However, this same level of convenience doesn’t always translate to processes that require more refinement, such as hiring employees. In fact, […]read more »
Does Your Company’s Branding Affect Recruitment?
It’s probably pretty routine for you to focus on how your branding strategy affects business, not to mention the way your company is perceived by the public. Is it equally as important to think about branding when it comes to attracting talent? Let’s find out. A Different Kind of Competition As a company operating in […]read more »
How Hiring Through the Experts Can Keep Recruitment Costs Low
We’ve found that many employers wish to know what can be gained from recruiting through an agency rather than an internal recruitment department. What, for instance, are the benefits in terms of costs? You may be surprised to know that it keeps them low! Recruitment as a Strategic Investment Whether you’re hiring yourself or through […]read more »
Why Having a Mentor Is so Important for Your Career
Throughout the course of your professional life, you’ll make a number of self-directed and autonomous decisions to build the ideal career. It’s an important skill to have, but there is also tremendous value in learning from the decisions of others. What Constitutes a Mentorship? A career mentor is a particular kind of acquaintance who, ideally, […]read more »
Essential Tips for a Great Interview
In the hunt for your dream job, first impressions are everything. A face-to-face chat with a recruitment manager is your golden opportunity to sell yourself as the ideal candidate. These tips will give you a good idea of how to approach this conversation. The Basics As we explained in our blog on dress codes, looking […]read more »
How to Not Get Hired. Anywhere. Ever.
When it comes to awkward and unsuccessful job interviews, HR professionals have seen it all. The combination of pre-interview jitters, tough questions, and an unfamiliar environment are enough to send many applicants into a spiral of disaster. A 2015 Barclays LifeSkills study reported the most common interview mistakes, saying that “candidates are often unprepared and may be overcompensating in other areas to […]read more »