How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Finding the right employees is a daunting task. Although interviews aren’t a perfect indicator of future performance, you can work toward improving your skills and track record as an interviewer. Here are eight tips for identifying the best people to add to your team. Be Prepared Before the interview, review the job description, the candidate’s… Read More »

Different Types of Candidates You’ll Interview and How to Handle Them

As an interviewer, you want to find the best person for the job, but personalities can be distracting. For example, a charismatic candidate with a weak skill set is not a good hire. Here are five types of candidates you will meet and tips for evaluating them more objectively. The Nervous Nellie This candidate does… Read More »

Reasons Why Recruiters Pass on Your Resume

You’ve done your homework, customized your resume for various job descriptions and included ATS-friendly keywords, but you still aren’t getting any interviews. What’s the problem? Even if your resume makes it out of the database and onto someone’s desk, you must impress the hiring manager to move to the next round. Here are four (fixable)… Read More »

Tips for Discussing Career Goals With Your Boss

Discussing your career goals with your supervisor can be intimidating. After all, you don’t want your boss to think you are looking for another job or trying to take over their position. However, this is an important conversation to have, and with the right approach everybody wins. Here are five best practices to follow. Set… Read More »

Four Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Job Interviews

Even for the most confident and extroverted among us, interviews can be nerve-racking. After all, the pressure is on. However, don’t let fear get in the way of opportunity. Here are four tips to help you stay cool, calm and collected during your next interview.         1. Plan for Success If you… Read More »

Tips for Interviewing Entry-Level Candidates

Hiring entry-level candidates presents a unique challenge. Since these individuals have limited work experience, the interview becomes the primary method to determine if they will be successful. Although this may result in added pressure on the hiring manager, the following steps can make the interview process as informative as possible. Assess Their Technical Skills Without… Read More »

How to Foster Teamwork to Get Better Results

Great teams can accomplish amazing things. But, creating and maintaining a cohesive group is easier said than done. Here are four tips from the experts to promote teamwork within your organization. Focus on We Not Me Peter Skillman and Tom Wujec used the Marshmallow Challenge to learn more about teamwork. They asked groups to build… Read More »

What to Do If You’re Not Getting Called for Job Interviews

Job hunting can be frustrating. Does this sound familiar? You find an interesting position, write your resume and cover letter, enthusiastically apply, and wait and wait and wait … only to hear nothing. Few things in life are more aggravating than sending your application into a black hole. Were you an obvious NO? Or, did… Read More »

Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

You have wonderful employees and you want to recognize them. But, what if large paychecks and lucrative benefits aren’t an option? Here are 65 ways to say thank you without breaking your budget. Individual Rewards Handwritten thank-you notes Thank-you text messages or emails Thank-you videos Special recognition certificates or plaques Milestone awards Bonuses Extra vacation… Read More »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

Companies are taking longer and longer to hire. In 2017, the average time to complete the interview process stood at 23.8 days compared to 22.9 days in 2014. (Forbes, 2018) What’s the hold up? According to Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring, many companies are operating based on fear. They don’t want to choose… Read More »