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How to Reject Candidates with Care

Rejecting Candidates with Care

The hard truth is that in recruiting, rejecting candidates is par for the course. Since we often meet many candidates for the one position, often, we’ll end up with a few people left behind in the process. A first impression is important. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of leaving a positive lasting impression.

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Job Search: How to Focus

Focusing Your Job Search

One of the hardest things about starting your job search is to figure out what you’re looking for in a position. We’re not just talking job title here- what do you really want? It’s normal to wonder to yourself: What’s my next career move? When considering initiating a job search, there are a number of factors to consider. We’ll talk you through those factors and if you download our “What’s Next” guide, you’ll get FREE access not only to this guide but other actionable, helpful printables too!

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Social Media Searches in Hiring Processes

Pros and Cons of Social Media Searches

Many employers are curious to find out more about potential new team members. A trend that has become more popular in the recent past is to conduct social media searches. Just as with any screening method, there are benefits and drawbacks to using social media searches as part of hiring. In this post, we’ll go over some of those benefits and drawbacks. We’ll also go over how to use social searches carefully, preserving candidate experience and privacy regulation.

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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: How to Write a Killer Introduction

Imagine yourself on the way to an interview. You’re taking the elevator up to your destination when you realize the other occupant is your interviewer and they say, “tell me about yourself”.  You have a short window to describe who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. That’s the elevator pitch. Of course, this isn’t usually the use-case, however, a carefully crafted elevator pitch is a powerful tool to use during your job search. Subscribe now to get the guide to Crafting Your Elevator Pitch and more!

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Good Questions to Ask During an Interview

Interview Questions: Why is this Position Open

So you’ve done it. You made it past those pesky applications and screening questions and earned the interview. Now you’re probably wondering how to ace your interview. An important thing to consider is good questions to ask during an interview.

A lot of candidates focus on answering tough questions the right way. Ex: What is Your Greatest Weakness? However, there is a lot to be said by asking the right questions as well! We’re starting a new series to help you ask the right questions and ace your interview!

Today we’ll focus on when and how to ask, “Why is this Position Open?” and what information you can gather from the answer you receive. After all, an interview is a two-way street. An employer might be deciding on whether or not to proceed. In addition, you are also deciding whether or not to move forward with an opportunity as well.

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Upload Your Resume & Apply Fast

Apply Fast using ZipRecruiter

Many job seekers use Indeed to apply fast. However, ZipRecruiter is one of the fastest growing job boards, In addition, ZipRecruiter offers a few unique features for candidates when you upload your resume. While most boards require job seekers to actively search and apply, ZipRecruiter uses SmartMatch technology. With SmartMatch, job seekers receive notifications of jobs that may be in line experience.

In short, ZipRecruiter offers a way to help you apply fast. More than just applying fast, the site notifies you if something becomes available that may be a good mutual match.

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Work Smart Wednesday: Shortcuts & Tips for Productivity

As we continue to add to our list of shortcuts and tips, we’ll add to this gallery, check back for updates!

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Hire Better Using Data Driven Recruiting

Hire Better With Data-Driven Recruiting

According to a LinkedIn study, companies who use data-driven recruiting strategies hire twice as fast. In a market where time is of the essence, and it feels like hiring is never fast enough, the ability to hire twice as fast as your competitors is a major differentiator.  Data-driven recruiting can level up your organization. More importantly, you can use data to make decisions based on actual information rather than hedging your bets on intuition. Looking for a roadmap to setting up your data-driven recruitment strategy? We’ve got you covered. Subscribe now to get the roadmap and more!

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Resume Formatting & Navigating Indeed

Resume Formatting When Using Job Boards that Parse

Sometimes applying for a job can feel like a full-time job. It doesn’t have to be that way! Indeed is a giant in the job board world and we want to give you some quick pointers. In this post, we’ll cover resume formatting, what to include on your resume, how to answer screener questions and more. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for a FREEBIE checklist. This checklist also includes an example of what a resume looks like to hiring authorities when it’s properly formatted vs. improperly formatted.

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Employment Staffing Agencies: Pro Tips

Pro Tips for Partnering with Employment Staffing Agencies

So you’re ready to enlist the help of an employment staffing agency. Where do you start? We’ll give you a quick rundown of what you need to get started with most agencies. In addition, we’ll provide you with a free Employer Pro Tip Checklist & Guide for Partnering with an Agency when you subscribe to our list!

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