Posts by: John Hollon

Why Put Candidates Through Hoops, Then Just Say “Thank You For Your Interest”?

I’m one of the members — one out of 1,000,479, to be exact — of LinkedIn’s Premium Career Group. I recently saw a...

Are You Surprised? 75% of HR Managers Have Found Lies on Resumes

It’s not a surprise that job candidates embellish, fib, or resort to outright lies on resumes. What IS a bit shocking is how...

No Surprise: Half of U.S. Workers Feel They Just Have a Job, Not a Career

This shouldn’t come as a big surprise: A lot of Americans workers aren’t all that happy on the job, and according to a new...

A Modern Day Snipe Hunt: Today’s Insane Push to Hire a “Purple Squirrel”

There’s a good reason why no one ever finds that elusive “purple squirrel” when they’re recruiting for a job....

Another Year of Crappy Raises. Should It Matter to Recruiters?

Every summer for nine years, I have written a blog post that nobody really wants to read. That’s because it always seems to give the...

Bad Press Can Kill a Company’s Reputation – AND Its Recruiting

Given all the recent chatter about Google after an engineer got fired for writing a diversity manifesto, it makes you wonder — what...

Insights on a Candidate-Driven Market

UNLESS you’ve been doing the Rip Van Winkle act for the last 10 years, you know that finding a job has changed in a many ways both...

Fixing the Candidate Experience: It Will Take More Humans, Less Automation

Everybody knows that automation has dramatically changed how people get hired. In fact, automation is the very reason why job boards exist....

The Most Powerful Interview Question You Can Ever Ask

If you do a Google search on “interview questions,” you’ll get over 45 million links to all manner of advice on what you...

Most Workers Don’t Fear Losing Their Job to Workplace Automation

It’s an ongoing mantra that supposedly has a lot of people spooked — automation is growing rapidly and is eventually going to...

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