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Trends in Video Interviews: Should You Jump on the Bandwagon?

5 Questions to See If Video Interviews Are Right For You

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HR Connect: The Art of Strategic Interviewing

Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts: The Art of Strategic Interviewing

In today’s world where 70 percent of candidates say their experience during the hiring process impacts their offer decision, you simply can’t afford not to pay attention to the candidate experience — a large part of which is your interview process.

As part of CareerBuilder’s “HR Connect” monthly webinar series, Keith Hadley — practice leader, employment branding at CareerBuilder — and Jennifer Way — president, Way Solutions — offered up tips for employers on the art of strategic interviewing. Continue reading >>

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HR Connect: The Art of Strategic Interviewing

Zen and the Art of Strategic Interviewing

If you’ve ever looked up at the stars and asked yourself, “What is strategic interviewing, and how can it help me select and hire the right candidates?” (and who hasn’t?), today could very well be your lucky day.

Announcing The Art of Strategic Interviewing, a new, complimentary webinar from CareerBuilder.

Register now for The Art of Strategic Interviewing.

Join recruitment experts Keith Hadley and Jennifer Way on Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Continue reading >>

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Skilling Them Softly: How to Evaluate Candidates’ Soft Skills

Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.

Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important. Continue reading >>

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Action Required: Do’s and Don’ts for Rejecting Candidates

If there’s one thing hiring managers and HR professionals need to know about today’s candidates, it’s that they take to rejection the same way Taylor Swift does: They don’t go down quietly.

Though they may not write chart-topping pop songs about the employers who scorned them, they do take to social media to publicly vent their frustrations, putting a dent in those companies’ employer brands – and even their bottom lines. Continue reading >>

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Companies currently hiring more college educated workers for jobs formerly held by high school grads.

Sorry, Pink Floyd — More Than 1 in 4 Want Increasingly More Educated Workers

Even if you don’t remember the rest of the Pink Floyd anthem, the lyrics “We don’t need no education!” are probably emblazoned in your brain. Turns out if you want to land a job in 2014, you DO need an education — and a pretty good one at that. Just ask the 27 percent of employers who have increased their educational requirements for job seekers over the past five years. Continue reading >>

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Think These Are Red Flags? You’re Probably Overlooking Great Candidates

Are These Red Flags — Or Are You Overlooking Great Candidates?

Remember when you dated and the guy asked for separate checks or showed up an hour late to your first date? It may have been a red flag, but you gave him the benefit of the doubt and he actually turned out to be a great guy your husband. (No, just me?) Similarly, there are so-called “red flags” in the world of hiring, which are sometimes unfounded biases that cause hiring managers to overlook great candidates. Continue reading >>

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What ’80s Films Teach Us About Finding the Perfect Candidate

If you’re anything like me a friend of mine, you probably consider ’80s teen movies the source of some of life’s most valuable, eye-opening lessons: how looks aren’t the most important thing in life, that popular people have problems, too, and the healing power of Peter Gabriel and boombox…just to name a few.

The lessons of ’80s movies extend far beyond love and relationships, however. Continue reading >>

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Check Out Amazon’s Process of Screening New Hires

Amazon made headlines recently with talk about drones swinging by your house and even taking telepathic steps to get you your package before you even decide that you want it. (WHAT?!) It’s less likely you’ve heard about “bar raisers,” members of the online retailer’s stringent process of vetting new hires — but it’s almost as fascinating.

As we all know, cultural fit can sometimes be just as important as a candidate’s skills when determining if he or she will make a good match. Continue reading >>

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7 Questions You’ll Want to Ask International Candidates

Hiring an international candidate comes with its own set of unique challenges. There are the work visa legal hurdles, but what’s most important is finding a candidate who is both qualified and excited for the opportunity to embark on an international adventure.

Thanks to the skills gap, the war for talent is raging — and employers, recruiters, and staffing companies are starting to consider expanding hiring borders in order to find the best people. Continue reading >>

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Outrageous interview mistakes

FAIL! You Won’t Believe These Outrageous Job Interview Mistakes

If you’ve watched one of those reality TV singing competitions like The Voice or American Idol, you’ll know that the contestants barely have a few minutes to make their mark and impress the judges with their talent if they expect to move on to the next round. Turns out job interviews are similar in that it’s a race against time to impress the hiring managers. Continue reading >>

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