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You’ve gotten the call you’ve been waiting for: you’ve landed an interview for your dream job! Once you conclude this conversation – all the while acting like the consummate professional that you are – hang up and then do a Happy Dance! The hard part is over, right? Yes – and no. While a personal… Read more »

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Losing your job, or desperately needing to find a better one, can be devastating – not just financially, but emotionally and maybe even physically. It can do a real number on your self-esteem and confidence as weeks quickly turn into months, without impactful results. No matter how difficult it becomes, it’s critical to keep a… Read more »

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A phone interview is a prelude to an in-person interview … if it’s done well. Recruiters and HR managers use phone interviews to weed out unacceptable candidates and narrow the field before making a final hiring decision. So, it’s important to be well prepared and not take this step lightly. Avoid these faux pas: 1…. Read more »

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With low unemployment rates – 3.9% in the U.S. in July, a month when the total number of unemployed workers declined by 284,000 – fewer people are looking for jobs. Among both active and passive candidates, recruitment becomes more challenging at times like this. You Need to Motivate Applicants Because of the smaller pool of… Read more »

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A potential employee may look great on paper, but unless you thoroughly screen them prior to their interview, you may not know the whole story. In fact, you may even put yourself, your fellow employees and your company at risk by skipping key steps such as background checks, drug testing, and carefully checking an individual’s… Read more »

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Slow, inefficient hiring can severely damage your recruiting and business results in a number of ways.  For starters, the most in-demand candidates will drop out if you take too long to respond to them or make a decision. Here are the words of such a candidate, who was vying for a management position at a… Read more »

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“Attitude is everything. Would you rather have an employee with great skill and a poor attitude, or one with average skill and a great attitude? Skills can be learned. Attitude can be changed, but it is much more difficult … People with positive attitudes are winners. They think positively. The words ‘don’t’ and ‘can’t’ are… Read more »

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Great employees make a great company. Employee performance is critical to your long-term business success and ability to continue to build your customer base. Here are five ways the right hire positively impacts your company every day, on every level: 1. Like Minds Attract Top talent draws in other top talent. A solid referral from… Read more »

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How can you make yourself stand out as top talent among dozens – or more –candidates for a job? What sets you apart? You need to be bold and prove your worth, sometimes even before you’re asked to do so. Catch the attention of hiring managers, confirm your unique abilities, and show a level of… Read more »

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Do you care about your company and want to be a more positive, constructive force in its future growth? Or are you just showing up and getting by, enough to keep earning a steady paycheck? For the sake of your company – and your own career satisfaction – you want the first scenario to be… Read more »