Interviewing (Step Four)

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Important Ban-the-Box Updates for 2018

When vetting candidates for employment, you probably will conduct some type of check into their criminal history. In fact, your application may have a simple checkbox asking this very basic question. While common practice, you may have to modify your application in the near future. “Ban the box” is a movement to remove the checkbox…

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Dress to Impress: Expert Thoughts on Dressing for Interviews and Networking Events

Today’s business world is evolving on countless levels. With casual Fridays implemented throughout many industries, and a steady stream of articles featuring pictures of CEOs in T-shirts and hoodies (a la classic Mark Zuckerberg style), it may seem like suits and ties are going the way of dinosaurs. However, this simply isn’t reality. The truth…

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How Smart HR Pros Spot a Liar

Your ATS just pulled what appears to be the perfect candidate. Education, experience, accolades, awards — you start to get excited, but something doesn’t feel quite right. Your gut is telling you something is off and that this applicant might be taking some liberties with their resume. Catching a candidate lying is not a rare occurrence. A…

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Is the Traditional Job Interview Dying Off?

Despite how much industries have evolved and personnel responsibilities have changed, the job interview process has gone relatively untouched for decades. Are things about to change? You have a phone interview. Then you have a few face-to-face interviews. You’re asked about your strengths, weaknesses, etc. Some companies try to get creative with “tricky” questions, but…

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Emotional Intelligence Is Key For Top Hires

You’re evaluating candidates for an open position and go through the standard checklist. You verify things like grades, degrees, certifications, and years of industry experience. On paper you’ve found the perfect person, but what about what isn’t apparent on paper? Too often HR hires for pedigree rather than less visible skills that can really make a difference. How about…

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3 Common Executive-Level Job Search Mistakes

C-level job seekers are unlike any other demographic. Once you hit an executive level, your job hunting landscape changes, and with it, you face unique challenges. What’s more, executives may have more at stake when they make mistakes, so one misstep could have dire consequences. However, many of the best practices for your average-Joe job seeker still apply…

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How to Handle Being Told “You’re Overqualified” in Interviews

By Ruth K. Robbins, GetFive Certified Coach Imagine this scenario: You’re interviewing for a job you really want and everything is going well until you hear the words, “You’re overqualified.” What exactly does that word “overqualified” mean? Oftentimes it’s a nice way to get rid of you. “Overqualified” is something of a code word used in…

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Handling Difficult Interview Questions Part II: What to Do With Crummy Interviewers

In our first blog on how to get through difficult job interviews, we talked about the need to take control of your performance. As promised, this time we’ll discuss how to manage the interviewer. Interviewers are people, too, and that means some will come into your meeting disorganized or unprepared, others will have preconceived notions,…