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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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by Natalie Kitroeff, Mashable A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which… Read more »

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by Mark Murphy, SmartRecruiters We’ve all used behavioral interview questions—questions that ask job candidates to recount a past experience so we can assess their likely future performance. In theory, behavioral interview questions should work just fine (because past behavior is usually a decent predictor of future behavior). But most interviewers ask behavioral questions in a… Read more »