25Aug

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:

18Aug

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:

11Aug

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.

28Apr

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.

13Apr

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.

25Mar

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.

19Feb

What if Facebook Acted Like a Staffing Firm?

What if you had to call Facebook to open an account? The service representative would ask personal questions and then invite you to sign the final paperwork at your local Facebook office.

What if you had to email Google search terms to a Google representative who would enter them into search and email back results?

02Feb

Are You Sure It Ain’t Broke?

Most people think that if a process can be completed – if you can ultimately place a candidate – then nothing is broken. I disagree. Something is broken when talent and time, your most precious resources, are unnecessarily wasted.

Let me give you an example. During the seven years I worked in the staffing industry, this is what it took to handle a single job order for some of the world’s largest companies:

03Jan

2016 Resume Resolution Checklist

Whether or not you’re searching for a new job in the New Year, it’s a great time to update your resume. Keeping your resume updated regularly will save you a lot of time and frustration when the job-hunting time comes, so go ahead and work on it now. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a Resume Resolution Checklist:

07Dec

Talent Rover for Enterprise: A New Yardstick of Quality in Staffing and Recruitment Software

A few weeks back at an advance screening of Steve Jobs, I had 122 minutes to reflect on the man who disrupted not just one industry but all of human society. The movie brought to mind a well-known Steve Jobs-ism: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”