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Unfortunately, passion and drive are sometimes overlooked qualities of a job candidateduring the search and interview process.
Generally, when people are being interviewed, the hiring manager uses a task-and-experience job description to find candidates. Then they focus on a resume, whichhighlights skills acquired through school and job experience. While skills and experienceare important attributes that should always be considered, talent and passion are equally--if not more--vital…Continue
Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments
Ah, the age-old debate of the objective. Everyone wonders about it. A decade ago, no resume was complete with out a resume objective. Nowadays, resume objective statements are gradually becoming obsolete, and we (hiring professionals) do recommend omitting or replacing them with well-written professional profile summaries.
A Deeper Dive into the Debate
It’s one of those sticky questions that divides career experts everywhere. If you got 100 of them in a room, 50…Continue
Posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:46pm — 5 Comments
We know finding the right candidate can be like finding a needle in a haystack. You want to be sure you hire the right one, so it’s logical you want to take your time. But don’t let time be an interference.
The hiring process should be about getting to know the candidate to figure out if they’re the right fit for the position. It shouldn’t have to be lengthy process (although sometimes it’s inevitable).
Realistically, this process should take no more than four…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2011 at 11:37am — 3 Comments
Ah, references. They can be that little added oomph your candidate needs to get the job- It can also be the axe that puts them out the running.
Many candidates offer references when you interview them. You may already have some if they applied online and your company requires they list a few.
The reference check is a valuable way to check the validity of the claims made by the candidate in respect of experience and qualifications. It gives another point of…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments