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The Interview Experience

Even as the economy crumbles and more companies lay off their workers, it is more critical than ever to sharpen the interview process in your company. Candidates today are more cautious, and less likely to leave the companies they are with. The ones actively looking are talking with a number of companies and have screening experiences to compare.



I recently went in for an interview with a staffing organization about a month ago. They came across my information and asked me if I was… Continue

Added by Kevin Harry on November 21, 2008 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

Your network is only as good as you make it

We hear about all of these social networking tools online. I think each tool out there has its own pros and cons, but like a database it is only as good as the effort you put in to utilize it. I recently did a quick audit on my contacts in LinkedIn and realize that 95% of my contacts are in the staffing industry. Now that is good to one degree, but also showed that my network lacked diversity. However one of my colleagues who is a recruiter has nothing but SAP candidates as her contacts,…

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Added by Kevin Harry on June 15, 2007 at 11:33am — 3 Comments

Slowed down to a crawl

I come from an agency background. You the know the environment, caffeine fueled, telephone smile and dialing, 100 mph buzz factory. I now work in a corporarate setting. Where things like politics, policy, compliancy, and corporate red tape now play into my recruiting efforts.Anyone else notice a difference in the transition?

Added by Kevin Harry on June 11, 2007 at 11:23am — No Comments

Recruiting Pet Peeves

Here are a list of pet peeves I have while recruiting.

1.Musical voicemail-If I have to hear your demo tape, or how smooth you are, or hear a sermon i usually check out

2. When a candidate applies for the job, the recruiter calls him/her and the applicant acts like they can't be bothered

3. An applicant who leaves me a message with just their first name, no phone number and no reason to call them back

4. Creative email addresses..I once had a guy go off on me…

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Added by Kevin Harry on June 5, 2007 at 4:04pm — 6 Comments

Sometimes change brings on new ideas

After years of buying PC's , gadgets, software, and having to update every piece of software I own almost every other day....after multiple glitches, crashes, freezes, processor hogging applications, and mystery error messages..after having to upgrade my PC every 3 years..I have finally bought a Macbook Pro. I have never really used a Mac except once in a blue moon when I would hop on one in a local coffee shop. After playing with it for a few days, I realized not only that I love it but…

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Added by Kevin Harry on June 5, 2007 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

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