Recruiting Top Talent: The Pendulum Has Swung to the Candidate Side

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You may have heard the analogy that a job interview is like a first date. The candidate researches her “date,” puts on her best outfit, and does her best to make an impression to earn a second date. But what happens when the balance of power in this relationship tilts? There’s no denying that in… Read more »

Does Your Team Have an Ongoing Learning Plan?

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As a leader in your company, how can you help your team grow over time in all dimensions? You help them grow professionally; whether in marketing, analytics, sales, or any other job function, but there are certain professional skills that can always be enhanced. Don’t overlook other aspects of growth you can contribute to including,… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence

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Evaluating a candidate’s emotional intelligence is a vital part of the interview process. It allows you to assess and determine a candidate’s potential for success. Sure, candidates will often be nervous and may not put their true selves forward right away, but an adept hiring manager or recruiter can artfully work around those limitations to… Read more »

Building Your Bench: Who Should Be on Your Panel Interviewing Team?

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Panel interviews are an excellent idea when hiring for senior-level and other business-critical roles. They provide varying perspectives, help eliminate biases and involve key stakeholders in the decision-making process. A successful panel interview will help you determine how candidates react to the stress of rapid-fire questioning, interact with various personalities, and communicate and build rapport…. Read more »

Interviewing Prowess: How to Evaluate and Fine-Tune It

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Countless career opportunities are lost due to poor interviewing skills. You may have practiced anticipated questions and answers and thought you did adequate research, but still walked away disappointed. The good news is: Such scenarios are preventable – as long as you accurately evaluate and fine-tune your interviewing finesse on a regular basis. Preparation is… Read more »

How Your Recruiter Can Help You Prepare for Your Next Interview

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As your recruiter markets your job candidacy, a key step is preparing you for success in your interviews. Your recruiter wouldn’t have arranged an interview if they didn’t think you were the right person for the job. Now it’s time to prepare you to leave your prospective employer wanting more; in other words, solidify your… Read more »