Tag: interviewing

If You Want to Hire Rockstars, Look to Interviews to Predict Success

When it comes to interviews, remember two key things: A résumé is nothing more than a sales brochure. Use it to decide who you might want...

The Key to Success? It’s Getting the Hiring Manager to Really Trust Their Recruiters

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Dilbert creator Scott Adams...

Every Recruiter Should Walk a Mile in a Candidate’s Shoes

Every recruiter should walk a mile in a candidate’s shoes. Chances are they have. Chances are even better that at least one of those...

The Adversity Question, or Why You Need to Have a Strong Hiring Philosophy

Recruiters and TA professionals know this for a fact: There’s no magical formula to hiring. If there was, hiring would be easy, but...

Why It’s Important to Turn an Interview Into an Unstructured Conversation

I was having a conversation recently with a client who was asking my advice on interviewing for a key position on her staff, and it made me...

My Advice on Recruiting and Hiring: Do Better, Be Better

“A person who can think differently and truly on his feet will always find it difficult to sit and fit in as an employee in a workplace,...

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...

The 4 Worst Questions You Can Ask in a Job Interview

Hiring staff isn’t just a one-way activity – it’s a contract between two parties. So when interviewing candidates, it’s as much...

It’s About Time: Recruiters Are Screening Candidates With Text Interviews

Here’s a trend I can get behind — Using text messaging for early-stage interviews with job candidates. The Wall Street...

Avoiding Hiring Mistakes? You Need a People-Driven Recruiting & Evaluation Process

For companies looking to bring on talent quickly, it’s easy to say “good enough” and just hire “someone.” Too easy. What’s not...

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