7 Ways To Be A Leader At Work [Even If You’re Not The Boss]

Maybe you don’t have “Manager” “Director” or “Lead” in your job title, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader and make a positive impact in your job. No matter where you are on the job chain, you have the ability to be a leader. To hone your inner leadership skills, harness these 7 leadership characteristics your team (and boss) will be sure to recognize and appreciate:
1. Make Things Happen

Why Your Onboarding Strategy Matters

Congratulations! You finally found that perfect candidate to fill a role you needed filled weeks ago. They’re exactly what you were looking for and you know they’ll catch on quick. Although you may be tempted to let them dive right in, you should think about the consequences first. Everyone in the recruiting industry knows that hiring costs money and that poor hiring decisions can be very expensive, so it’s important to start your new employees off right with proper onboarding.


Ask the Right Questions During Your Next Interview

Most job hunters prepare for an interview by reviewing questions they expect the interviewer might ask. If you don’t already review potential questions and practice answering them, you probably should. However, what many people overlook during interview prep is preparing questions to ask the interviewer.


Recruitment Technology: Why Automation is Your Friend

Whether or not you believe that more is better, society constantly encourages us to do more, buy more, make more, and so on. When you’re already doing as much as you possibly can, that mentality is very discouraging. Instead of focusing on “doing more”, consider ways to do things differently. Start by automating some of your mundane recruitment efforts. But, where do you even start??


Finding Your Next Step When Facing Job Rejection

You finally found the perfect job description. You applied, and you actually got a call. You go to a few interviews that go as well as you could imagine. Then, you get a call that the company went with another candidate.

You or someone you know has most likely been there at some point during the job search, right? No one likes rejection. It’s hard on the ego—beats the confidence out of even the most confident of people. It can even make you feel like giving up, but that won’t mend a busted ego.

Instead, you have to keep moving forward:


Improving the Candidate Experience During the Recruiting Process

Recruiting top talent is hard, but it’s easy for recruiters and hiring managers to forget that looking for a job and going through the interview process is also hard. Finding appealing jobs and filling out applications takes time, and that’s before the interviews even start. On top of the fact that the interview process is taxing for job candidates, a negative candidate experience can damage your business’s reputation.

The candidate experience may never be perfect, but there are steps you can take to make it easier for everyone involved:


Reading Between the Lines: What Recruiters & Hiring Managers Should Look for in a Resume

We’ve talked previously about what Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) look for in a resume, but what happens when all of these resumes make it into the hands of the recruiters and hiring managers? The software pulls the resumes that best match a position, and at that point, resumes can look pretty similar when it comes to credentials. You can’t effectively size someone up based on a sheet of paper, but there are subtle cues to look for that will help you determine who to bring in for an interview.


Act Successful to be Successful

Ask 5 people to define success and you’ll probably get 5 different answers. While the true definition is accomplishment, most people have different ideas about the type of accomplishment that defines success, though many include fame and prosperity. In the business world, climbing the corporate ladder, contributing something to the world, or making loads of money often defines success. No matter how you define success, there’s no denying that there’s just something about successful people. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: Mimicking these traits can help lead you to success.


5 Essentials of Recruiting Analytics

Data allows businesses to analyze past success and failure, guide current efforts and formulate future strategies. Analytics are important in every industry to effectively measure performance and make necessary adjustments. In recruiting, analytics help us make informed decisions about recruitment marketing spend. Analytics tools should be helpful and quickly provide important data; they should not be a source of frustration. Consider the following elements to ensure your analytics platform isn’t slowing you down.


Mobile Recruiting: A Win-Win for Job Seekers and Recruiters

Think about the last time someone asked you a specific question or asked you to give a precise definition. What’d you do? It’s safe to bet you pulled out your phone and Googled it.

Mobile means to be “capable of moving or being moved readily.” In today’s society, we’re usually referring to digital technology when we use the word mobile. We live in a mobile world where immediacy is the expectation. Job-hunting is no different.