When discussing your open positions and your company with candidates, be candid. Explain both the challenges and the rewards. Doing so may result in some candidates withdrawing, but these are candidates who would probably not be a fit. CNI Recruiting.
Before a job interview, prepare a list of questions about the job, company, and market. Asking questions during the interview not only will provide information that you need to help make a decision about the potential employer and the job,… Continue reading
References matter. Of course most references will be reluctant to say anything negative about a candidate. However, you can make reference checking a valuable component of recruiting by asking probing questions. For example: What did you do to help… Continue reading
Some candidates make the mistake of trying to discuss their background during an interview by reading their resumes to the interviewers. A better idea is to prepare a short presentation about yourself prior to the interview. Include some… Continue reading
While compensation is not always the deciding factor for candidates, it is always key. Don’t be “penny- wise and pound-foolish” with your compensation offers. Many candidates are being recruited by more than one company, especially if they are… Continue reading
Resume “Red Flags”
Job interviewers know that there are no perfect candidates. Accordingly, if there are “red flags” in your resume, bring them up and discuss them in a candid and sincere manner. Be sure to also discuss your strengths… Continue reading
Carefully review the job description to understand what the company is looking for. Be prepared to match your strengths and achievements with the job requirements and to discuss some of your top achievements and relate them to how you can… Continue reading
Start your hiring process by preparing a written Job Description that includes required and preferred criteria. Consider only candidates who meet every required criteria. Don’t select a candidate who excels in one area but is lacking in another. … Continue reading
Research Companies And Interviewers.
Demonstrate that you are a serious candidate by performing an Internet search to learn about the company’s products and/or services, markets, customers and competitors. When you are initially contacted to arrange an interview obtain the… Continue reading
Elevate your company. You want your company to be at the top of the candidate’s list when you are ready to make a job offer. One way to do this is to include your company’s advantages i.e. location,… Continue reading