Tag Archive "hiring-manager"

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Interview Like You Mean It

As a manager, interviewing is one of the most important things you do. You can’t build a great team that will reach great objectives if you don’t hire great people to be on that team.

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Recruiting to Broaden the Applicant Pool

One of the best ways to change up your work groups and increase the diversity of your company is to use external recruiters; and I am not just saying that because I am an external ...

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How to Finish a Great Interivew: A Recruiter’s Perspective

Picture this: you are at a job interview and things are going really well. The hiring manager leans back in her chair and asks if you have any questions. Bang! Here is your opportunity to ...

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How to Explain a Long Absence from Paid Work: A Recruiter’s Perspective

I have been working with several candidates who have been out of the regular workforce for more than a year.

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Preparing for the Behavioural Interview: A Recruiter’s Perspective

People seem to have pretty visceral feelings about behavioural interviews. I am not sure why. When you think about it, it is a pretty efficient way for a hiring manager to learn about how you ...

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Patience and Persistence – the Interview Process Today

I have heard a lot of chatter lately about interviewing and the length of the hiring process. People tell me about going for six or seven interviews and then having the whole thing blow up.

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Make Experience Relevant on your Resume

I ran into a friend this weekend. We have a really cool history together. Just over four years ago, she was a party planner. She was pretty sure that it was not the type of ...

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Stability has no place in an Interview

There has been a recurring theme in interviews this week. People are looking for jobs for the rest of their lives. “I just want somewhere I can settle in and work until retirement”.

Is it okay to laugh in a job interview?

I had a good discussion with one of my friends this week about using humour at work, especially when you are new in a group or organization.  That got me thinking about humour in an ...

Night School? Sign me up! Oakville Recruiter

I heard a fellow interviewed on CBC Radio the other day. He had been unemployed for more than two years. His last job had been in IT services. When asked why it was taking so ...