How to work with a recruiter

How to work with a recruiter

As a recruiting professional with over a dozen years experience, I’ve also had the opportunity to be on the other side of the fence. I can say with great certainty that trust is very important, and it’s a two way street. A huge value of working with a recruiter is that they provide guidance by … Continue reading How to work with a recruiter

How to conduct an interview

How to conduct an interview

Occasionally I get feedback from candidates post interview that they were asked questions that had nothing to do with the job. They’re not referring to behavioral questions about “how would you solve this problem” or “tell me a story about when you solved something”. They’re talking about functional and technical questions which are irrelevant to … Continue reading How to conduct an interview

Candidate Advice: Tips on Managing your Job Search

Candidate Advice: Tips on Managing your Job Search

Looking for new career opportunities can be a full time job. If you’re searching for a new job while being employed, you already have a full time job. It’s important to approach your job search with strategy and focus so as to best utilize your time. It’s also important to organize your search so you … Continue reading Candidate Advice: Tips on Managing your Job Search

Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

Losing hurts – especially when it’s the other person who decides to move on. “Regretted turnover” is a metric that some companies now use to track how many employees choose on their own to leave. Turnover is costly in general, but losing top talent can also cause significant, even irreparable damage to your business. The … Continue reading Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

Social media is a key player in the job search process today. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview—while they offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with current … Continue reading How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

Do THIS before you accept that next job offer

Do THIS before you accept that next job offer

In A Christmas Carol, Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who share events from the past, present and near future. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had such insights before accepting your next job offer? Well, in a sense you do, because you have a resume. You can reflect on your professional past and … Continue reading Do THIS before you accept that next job offer

These days, recruiters are worth the money

These days, recruiters are worth the money

When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I’ve never been keen to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind. My company, Metal Mafia, has an excellent candidate screening process, a super training program, and a very successful team of employees to show for it. But hiring has always been a difficult task … Continue reading These days, recruiters are worth the money

99 interview tips that will actually get you a job

99 interview tips that will actually get you a job

We all have to make a living somehow — and most of the time that process starts with a job interview. The only problem is that most job interview tips are either so basic that they aren’t useful or so ridiculous that they are just a waste of time. That’s why Passive Panda has put … Continue reading 99 interview tips that will actually get you a job

Resume writing advice

Resume writing advice

Resume Writing Tips A well-written resume is an invaluable tool that job seekers can use to attract the attention of potential employers. More than a formal interview or networking session, a resume offers employers the opportunity to quickly analyze the merits of a potential employee. Employers and personnel managers are very busy and tend to … Continue reading Resume writing advice