Ghosting a Job Opportunity: Why It Is Never a Good Idea

It is hard to go through career articles and/or LinkedIn feeds without seeing the topic of “Ghosting” come across these days. It has become an epidemic in recruitment as of late. So what exactly is ghosting? Ghosting is when a candidate drops out of the recruitment process. This could be at any phase of the

By |2018-09-12T11:53:39+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Career Growth, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|1 Comment

Staying in Touch with a Recruiter – When and How Much?

A tricky part of the job seeking process is determining the right amount of contact to have with a recruiter. When should you follow up? And how? Should you follow up at all? No one wants to be a pest, but at the same time, you don’t want to risk being forgotten either. Truly, there

By |2018-09-12T11:56:23+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Career Growth, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Before You Hit Reply – How to Write Letters to Your Recruiter

Email address is first point of contact to almost everybody – recruiters are no exception. We write emails every day, probably more than we think – every second 2.4 million emails are sent. With this number it is easy to assume that everybody knows how to write a proper email but with all informational chaos

By |2018-08-24T13:04:57+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Talking to Recruiters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 |2018-08-24T13:05:10+00:00August 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 |2018-08-24T13:05:11+00:00August 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 |2018-08-24T13:05:12+00:00August 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 |2018-08-24T13:05:14+00:00August 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 |2018-08-24T13:05:16+00:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments