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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

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?

It depends.

Today about 6 in 10 companies use video interviews as part of the hiring process. TWEET THIS

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. Continue reading >>

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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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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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international candidate

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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Best and worst colors to wear to a job interview

Orange is NOT the New Black: Best and Worst Colors to Wear in a Job Interview

Women in orange jumpsuits may have won over Netflix audiences everywhere, but wearing orange to a job interview won’t win over too many hiring managers. Voted for by 1 in 4 employers, orange topped the list for the worst color to wear to a job interview and was most closely associated with unprofessionalism.

Good old fashioned blue (23 percent) and black (15 percent) — probably the most staple, conservative colors for business attire — topped the list of colors employers want to see candidates wear during job interviews. Continue reading >>

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job interview fear

How to Put Your Candidates at Ease and Negate Interview Fears

Even though Halloween has past, fall can still feel like a spooky time of year, especially for interview candidates. According to a recent study for Everest College conducted by Harris Interactive, 92 percent of job seekers fear something about the interview process.

Scaredy cat candidates are unlikely to impress in the interview, which doesn’t mean they couldn’t actually add value to your company.

Continue reading >>

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