Category: Recruiting

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Most job descriptions just list generic duties and responsibilities that can look interchangeable for different jobs.  Candidates are not attracted to such descriptions, and those documents don’t provide interviewers any…

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Exit Options for Entrepreneurs

We love working with entrepreneurs.  They have an infectious work ethic, and their stories about how they started and grew their businesses are here.  They speak about their companies with…

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Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

It used to be that to get a top executive, you figured out what salary you wanted to pay, offered a bonus that might be discretionary, and extended the offer. …

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The Truth on What Candidates Want to Know

When a hiring manager conducts an interview, he or she is usually most concerned about what to ask the candidate, and how to evaluate the candidate’s answers qualitatively.  Most interviewers…

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Why Not to Extend a Job Offer Too Soon

Many employers, correctly seeking to act quickly on a good candidate, put together and extend offers as soon as they decide a candidate is right for them.  The minute the…

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Why Behavioral Based Interviews With Context Are Vital

More and more companies are moving to Competency Based (also called Behavior-Based) interviewing.  We feel strongly that Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing.  We are advocates…

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The Problem With Buzzwords

We read a lot of web pages (while sourcing candidates), and we read a lot of resumes.  We have noticed more and more the homogenization and commoditization of language –…

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The Case for Calling

Every year, the use of e-mail, texting, chat apps, and other electronic communication increases, and the rate of phone communication decreases.  Companies are moving to evaluating people by computer analysis…

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Don’t Play Hard to Get

Another way that hiring can be compared to dating and courtship is in the amount of desire shown and expressed by both employers and candidates for the other. In dating,…

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I Hated My Interview!

I Hated My Interview!

If you are a company that makes job candidates feel welcome, congrats!  Unfortunately, some employers treat job candidates badly, and pay a steep price – losing the candidate!  Supply of…...

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Most job descriptions just list generic duties and responsibilities that can look interchangeable for different jobs.  Candidates are not attracted to such descriptions, and those documents don’t provide interviewers any…...

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