Hiring managers are a notoriously judgmental group of people—nearly half of employers (49 percent) say they can tell within the first five minutes of interviewing a candidate if he or she will make the cut, according to a CareerBuilder survey.
So when you notice something a little strange about a candidate, what red flags are okay to acknowledge—and what should you grin and bear through the interview?
Job seekers are so curious. They love to complain about recruiters, but they never return our calls. In the war for talent, talent advisors are relentlessly pursuing candidates. When does it makes sense to chase someone? When do you let it go? Here are some thoughts from our resident talent advisors.
You may have asked unusual questions to assess a candidate's competencies during a job interview, but have you ever asked something illegal? A new CareerBuilder survey shows that the boundaries aren’t clear when it comes to what’s OK to ask versus questions that are off limits from a legal perspective.
Chances are, if you hire people for a living, you’ve experienced your share of unimpressive interviews. Job seekers come in unprepared, they don’t have great answers to your questions or they just seem like they want to be anywhere else but there.
In fact, we recently wrote about common interview mistakes.
But have you ever sat across the desk from a prospective employee and had to hold in a gasp after he or she uttered something completely inappropriate or ridiculous?
Some want a phone call, and some just want some kind of response, but new CareerBuilder research shows the message is clear: 62 percent of candidates want more personalized communication from employers during the application process than they're currently receiving.
Selfies are proof that we, as a society,
are narcissists love to see ourselves on camera. But does that also extend to more professional endeavors, such as video interviews? More importantly, is it beneficial or a hindrance to hiring managers and recruiters?
Nearly 3 in 4 (74 percent) hiring managers and 3 in 5 recruiters say video interviews make their jobs easier, according to this infographic on online job interviews.
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