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5 Parts of the Candidate Recruiting Process

Hiring the right people is a difficult task. After all, it is essential to the company’s future, growth, and success. The process should not be rushed, and should be carefully reviewed. The following are recommendations on how to manage the 5 main...
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The Interview for Employers Part I: Ready, Set, Prepare!

A lot of valuable time goes into finding the right fit for a company. The interview is one of the most valuable steps in the hiring process. Don’t forget that patience is important; never become so eager to fill a position that you rush into hiring...
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Ask, Ask, and Ask Again

As recruiters, we face the need to ask questions of candidates that may warrant undesirable answers. It’s also crucial that we surface the difficult conversations again and again to avoid being surprised in the end by something we should have known...
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Setting Candidate Expectations

Have you ever been blind-sided by a candidate that takes another offer, or declines the offer due to salary? These are primary examples of expectations that were not set by the recruiter. A good recruiter sets the tone for the relationship in the first...
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The Interview Process

One of the keys to successful recruitment and retention is the interview process. Many times, managers are more concerned with filling positions rather than finding the right candidate. Or they dismiss learning entirely, erroneously thinking that anyone...
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Networking: Nuances of an Artform

We’ve all heard the adage about being successful – “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.”   Before I even knew how the dynamics of personal relationships worked in the professional world, I understood that having them was important....
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The Resume

Graduation arrives and with it comes a flurry of activity and opportunity.   When a recruiter calls, the last thing you want to worry about is your resume.   A summary of your professional life, your resume should be polished, proofed and prove...
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Who Cares About Candidate Control?

Ever since I started in this business 15 years ago (yes, I am one of the few who found value – and still do – in a recruitment career thanks to Xelerate) I’ve been preached to about “candidate control.”  Who cares about candidate control...
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