Kelly Mead, SPHR's Blog – July 2014 Archive (4)

Stop! Don't Apply for That...Job?

It takes a special kind of scumbag to prey on people desperately looking for a way to support their family and pay their bills.  Whether you need a job or you’re just looking to make extra cash, be aware that many job listings are posted just to rip you off. 

Not all crooks wear ski masks and lurk around corners.  Most crooks are people you’ll never see.  They are…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 29, 2014 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

You're Three Questions Away From Quantifying Your Resume

Some people have an advantage when it comes to quantifying their accomplishments on their resume.  Take Deep Roy, the one-and-only Oompa-Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; how many of us can say that we saved our company millions of dollars by doing 165 jobs?

Hiring managers and recruiters want to find people who add value to the company.  They are seeking…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Video Interviewing to Hire Talent

Video interviews are becoming much more common today than just a few years ago.  Talented, in-demand candidates are busy and have tight schedules. The flexibility offered by video interviews increases the chances of connecting with top talent.

A recruiter is much more likely to interview a highly sought-after candidate if the whole…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 17, 2014 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Bomb Your Phone Interview

Our Corporate Recruiter and I do a lot of phone interviewing.  Phone interviews are a great tool; they give both the interviewer and the candidate the opportunity to gather a little more information about each other in order to determine whether or not a face-to-face interview should be pursued. With so many resources available today that give job seekers…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 8, 2014 at 1:43pm — 10 Comments


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