Tag: candidate

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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When Hiring Managers Switch Gears

If you are in internal recruiting, 3rd party recruiting, or you are an HR leader, you know that one of your worst nightmares is when your Hiring Managers change the…

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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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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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Don’t Call Me an Applicant!

To employers, an active job seeker is sometimes considered to be an “Applicant.”  Applicants can be contrasted with passive candidates- those people who have been recruited for a job, but weren’t necessarily looking.…

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The How-To’s of Reference Checks

Many employers erroneously believe that it is impossible to get meaningful reference checks for a new hire.  They believe that either the reference will only verify basics, giving “name, rank…

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Who’s On Top? The Candidate / Recruiter “Hierarchy”

There is a lot written in recruiter training and on recruiting blogs about “candidate control” – the notion of the recruiter being “in control” of the candidate.  Here’s a peak…

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Succeeding in Panel Interviews

Succeeding in Panel Interviews

For the executive interviewee, panel interviews can be a minefield.  They are unpredictable in several ways:  You may not know who the interviewers are, what their role in the company…...

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Excellent Customer Service

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