What’s up with all the Interview Questions?

Most active job seekers will recall a number of interview instances where they felt stupefied by weird, rude, irrelevant questions asked during interviews. Being a recruiter, I can say that there is, most often, a perfectly reasonable explanation for the questions we ask; that beings said, there are also questions we ask because of obligations

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid After You Graduate

In the recruitment industry, the summer period is closely linked to new graduates who seek to enter the labor market after many years spent on school benches. Some of them already have professional experience, since they held student jobs; while others have chosen to devote 100% of their time to their studies, preferring to gain

7 Job Searching Etiquette Tips to Help You Land Your Next Job

When you’re in the market for a new job, the first steps in the process we usually think of are updating our resume and LinkedIn profile, what job board sites we’ll target, and preparing for interviews that we’ll hopefully be on soon. These are all necessary and important things to consider. But I think all

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Maybe You’re Just Not Interested?

It doesn’t make the headlines, and it isn’t often talked about, but it may have happened to you; maybe you are going through it now. What if you’re just not that interested in a job you have been pursuing? It can happen. Maybe you read a job description that seemed to be exactly what you

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

What Do Your Social Media Profiles Tell Recruiters?

Got poked by a recruiter on Facebook? Yes, it may happen to all of us. Be ready! It is no longer a secret that candidates, when approached, still get surprised. Yes, we researchers, recruiters, sourcers – the folks working in the recruitment industry – do our job using social media channels. Although Twitter, Facebook or

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: Social Media Tips, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

5 of the Biggest Pet Peeves Recruiters Have About Candidates

Recruiters are busy. On any given day, we are working to fill multiple positions, collaborating with a handful of hiring managers, and keeping track of countless applicants. Our goal is always to work quickly to fill each of those positions with the most qualified candidates; however, the process does not always move fast. Personally,

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Back to Basics: First Impressions

So, you’ve applied for the job, and now you’re waiting to hear back. This can be a testing period in the process, where you anticipate the prospective employer will get in touch, but you are conscious that more hopefuls will be counting on the same. Either way, you need to be prepared for the

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

How to Avoid Looking Unprofessional in Emails

In this day and age many people use their smartphones to send off written communications. We are Busy. Though technology has made things easier for us in many ways, as a society, we seem to be so much busier than ever before (oh, the irony!). As a result, we oftentimes opt for time savers. How

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Hurry Up and Wait: After the Job Interview, Now What?

It finally happened. You got called for that dream interview for that next vital step in your career. Or, maybe it is just a job, but like many people, you need the work. You complete the interview process and walk away with a great sense of accomplishment – you feel like you will have a

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|2 Comments

Do You Know Bob?

We rely heavily on the efficiency and speed of applicant tracking systems in recruitment.  Most of the time, you’re going to get great results for posting a job on the internet. Depending on the position we’re recruiting for, we may get an average of 200 to 400 candidates from postings. Granted, with such large

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments