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"Candidate Presentation" - That First Impression!

Years ago when presenting candidates to hiring managers I was able to get the hiring managers on the phone and verbalize the presentation, create the interest and nail down the interview. At times I would get a request for the resume and agree to faxing it (remember those times?) after the interview was set. Most of the time though I was able to assure the hiring manager the…


Added by Ron Cottick on April 21, 2010 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Job Descriptions – Are they part of your ad content, written to your audience, and, “How are they working out for you?”

I got more involved in writing, editing and re-writing job descriptions when I worked in the corporate recruiting world than ever before. Since that time I still get involved in editing and re-writing. I am guilty of not always asking permission but then I may not get it, and, after all, I am doing it in the best interest of my client and candidate. So, what’s the…


Added by Ron Cottick on April 13, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

“Follow the rule candidates” – How you find them, or do you?

There is this candidate who sees your job posted and is asked to apply directly online for the position. The profile information they provide, their cover letter if they have one and their resume end up in your database and flagged as an applicant to your position. This could happen in a corporate or non-corporate… Continue

Added by Ron Cottick on April 8, 2010 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

Do you "KIS" with your candidate's resume?

I have been around the business for a long time. Early on and being far less intelligent, something debated to this day I might add, I was quick to use the resume given to me by candidates to present them to my clients. I did little to nothing to change anything on the resume.…


Added by Ron Cottick on April 8, 2010 at 12:13am — 8 Comments


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