Posted

by Ken Sundheim, SmartRecruiters Lately, there has been a spike in the number of articles that have been written on networking to find a job. While this is not a new concept, the overarching view of networking does bear some fundamental flaws. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans lack critical thinking skills and don’t consider the… Read more »

Posted

by Mark Murphy, SmartRecruiters There are lots of bad job interview questions out there. (If you want to see how you would fare against some good interview questions, take the free quiz “Could You Pass This Job Interview?”). My numerous studies and interviews with hiring managers have revealed that the following three job interview questions… Read more »

Posted

by Lia, Everyday Interview Tips Even though on average, job interview candidates are asked between 10-15 questions at every job interview this one is the only one that really matters – Why Should We Hire You? Yes you are qualified, experienced and have the right education but so do all the other applicants? Why should… Read more »

Posted

by Susan Adams, SmartRecruiters Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire.  The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization. Employers also want new hires to have technical… Read more »

Posted

by Jayson DeMers, SmartRecruiters Job candidates have never been in a better position to research potential employers, and employees have never been more empowered to spill it all when it comes to reviewing their current workplace. Sites like Glassdoor, Vault and CareerLeak give interview candidates and employees the unprecedented opportunity to share the inside scoop… Read more »

Posted

by Lia, Everyday Interview Tips Internal candidates definately have an advantage over outside candidates. They already know the company, the systems and processes and they have established relationships with many people. But, if they were perfect for the role, the company would not bother to advertise it externally. The fact that they have advertised the… Read more »

Posted

by James Foley, The Staffing Stream The ability to attract right-fit talent — not just candidates who meet the basic requirements of the role, but who also share the company’s vision and goals — has become more difficult for today’s employers. With top talent in short supply, it has become a candidate’s market, with companies… Read more »

Posted

by Kazim Ladimeji, Recruiter.com A recent report from Glassdoor found that the hiring process is taking longer than it has in years. In the U.S., for example, the hiring process has increased in duration from an average of 12.6 days in 2010 to 22.9 days in 2014. This trend is reflected across many of the… Read more »

Posted

by Larry Alton, UndercoverRecruiter “If you were a candy bar, what kind would you be?” As useless as this question sounds, don’t be surprised if you get asked something like this during a job interview. Though you have no control over the questions you’ll be asked during the interview, you have complete control over how you… Read more »