Evaluating Candidates on Potential

Managing a hiring process isn’t easy, so when you find a candidate with all the right skills, it’s tempting to offer them the job on the spot. This might save you time in the short term, but if the person isn’t right for your team, it will create headaches almost immediately. In today’s workplace, on-the-job Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? Learn From Experience

It doesn’t feel great when you’re not chosen for a job you really wanted. Going through the interview process, learning about the job and meeting people you would be working alongside is exciting, so it’s only natural to get your hopes up. You didn’t get the outcome you wanted this time, but you did gain Read more »

Are You Unconsciously Sabotaging Your Interviews?

If you’ve been on the job market for a while now, but still haven’t received an offer, you’re probably feeling frustrated. Getting interviews hasn’t been a problem, as you’ve been on several, but nothing ever comes from them. This might be hard to accept, but the reason you’re hearing crickets could be your own fault. Read more »

It’s Time to Reposition Your Weakness

Job interviews aren’t meant to be easy. Hiring managers purposefully ask tough questions because they want to see the real you. Designed to make you sweat, “What is your greatest weakness?” is frequently on their list of interview questions. Revealing a weakness to a hiring manager you’re trying to impress might seem counterintuitive, but it Read more »

Are Your Employees Good Brand Ambassadors?

Nothing speaks louder about what it’s like to work at your company than the words of your very own employees. Whether you like it or not, your team talks about your company in their free time, so it’s important to make sure they’re serving as good brand ambassadors. In both online postings and in-person conversations, Read more »

Three Signs of a Bad Hire

Hiring a new employee is a very expensive, time-consuming process. Now that you’ve made your decision and brought the person onto your team, you thought the hard work was over. Unfortunately, things aren’t exactly going as planned. This person who you thought would be an asset to the team is actually becoming more of a Read more »

How Can Your Workforce Boost Productivity?

You need all hands on deck to make your company a success, but right now, that’s not what you’re getting. Time is money, so if your team isn’t working at full capacity, it’s costing you. Thankfully, this is something you can definitely change. Be patient, as this will require some time and effort, but achieving Read more »

Learning from Constructive Criticism

Even when packaged politely, having your shortcomings called out doesn’t feel great. You know you’re not perfect, but constructive criticism always stings a bit. However, this feedback is a fantastic learning tool, so you need to learn how to use it effectively. Many people don’t have this ability, so you’ll enjoy a competitive advantage if Read more »

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle!

Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to boost your career, but if you want to get ahead, you have to stay in touch. There’s certainly no need to contact your recruiter on a daily basis, but you also can’t go off the grid and expect jobs to magically come your way. There’s a Read more »

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

Prior to making a hiring decision, employers want to learn as much as possible about you, including why you left your last job. Or if you’re currently employed, they’ll want to know what prompted you to start looking for work. Your reply answers several questions for the employer, including if you left voluntarily and on Read more »