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How Can Candidate Experience Make or Break Your Employer Brand?

More than ever, companies today need to address reviews and adapt in focusing on positive candidate experience in order to attract and keep quality talent. Companies that are slow to adjust to the exponential growth of the online market will likely not last in today’s social media world. From the very first interaction through the … Continued

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Recruiters Are You an Effective Listener? 10 Tips Listed!

Recruiters, this is one of the core skills to acquire. Listening is, in fact, the key to selling and effectively qualifying a candidate. So recruiters, are you an effective listener? If not then start today. Listen carefully to understand what the clients or candidates want or have to offer. Here are: 10 Tips to become … Continued

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Candidates Avoid This Number 1 Fatal Interview Mistake

The #1 fatal interview mistake recruiter’s say candidates make is going to the interview unprepared. Candidates, please avoid making this mistake after being shortlisted from a gigantic pool of applicants. Fatal Error #1: Going to the interview unprepared Employers personally dislike it when a candidate is unable to answer the most common interview questions like … Continued

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Top 10 Tips to Hire Superior Talent

Hiring managers, don’t you wish you could consistently hire superior people? As the competition for talent increases, having robust recruiting skills are crucial for hiring top people on a regular basis. In this blog post – ‘How to interview and hire superior people’, I will be sharing some valuable tips on the similar lines. Let’s … Continued

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Don’t Just Sit There…Do Something!

‘How do I apply for my dream job?’ you ask. For starters let me ask you, what are you doing about it? Well, don’t just sit there wishing. Do something about it. The only way to land that dream job is to stop wishing and starting taking some much-needed action. The “Do Something” Principle I … Continued

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How to Answer: Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Job?

Seems challenging isn’t it? How do you answer the interviewer who is keen on knowing why you want to leave your current job? Well, whatever answer you give make sure you are not ranting about your frustrations and pain regarding your current employer. [Q] Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Job? Examples A1] … Continued

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How to Hire High-Quality Employees for Your Small Business

It’s a challenging process especially for small business owners to recruit and retain high-quality candidates without going bankrupt in the process. In this article, I will be talking about 3 recruiting tips for small business owners to follow and put into practice. Develop a Job Description With Clear Directions You need to be detailed and … Continued

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Reapplying for a Job After Being Rejected

So, are you thinking of reapplying for a job after being rejected? A well-established norm is to wait for 4 months before reapplying for the interview you attended. But if you got rejected in the initial screening by the bot because you forgot to add the relevant keywords, then you should definitely go ahead and … Continued

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Are Your Interview Questions Getting Stale?

Hiring Managers and Recruiters – Are you asking unique, thought-provoking, or even odd interview questions? Are your interview questions looking at the candidate’s analytical skills? [bctt tweet=”Questions as these can definitely help judge the candidates you’re interviewing better and even provide much more insight about the applicant’s logic process.” username=”myaptask”] The candidate’s answers will help … Continued

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Five Things that Good Job Candidates Hate

Organizations are always looking for talented candidates. It is not always certain that management is able to hire the best candidate moreover the current trends in recruitment seem to wipe out good job candidates. Companies don’t realize that their reputation is at stake throughout the hiring process from posting the job online to answering submitted … Continued

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Career Advice for Job Seekers: How to Write a Resume?

Today’s recruitment market is more challenging and competitive than ever before. Besides that technology and social media have become indispensable tools for both recruiters and job seekers. Even still, the resume seems to remain the focal point used to shortlisted candidates for an interview. Therefore, I will be showing you how to write a resume … Continued

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How to Write Winning Cover Letters That Get You Hired?

Is your cover letter and resume stopping you from standing out and being hired for the job of your dreams? Read on if you want to know how to write winning cover letters that get you hired or apply for that IJP (Internal job posting) in such a competitive and overcrowded job market. [bctt tweet=”A … Continued

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Job Search – Why Can’t I Get Hired?

Today’s job market is tough and not as it’s advertised. You say, ‘I have applied to almost 100 different jobs, why can’t I get hired?’ I can totally understand your dilemma of not getting job interviews. I know what it’s like to be without a job and worse case scenario not knowing what the future … Continued

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Follow Up Interview Email Sample

Are you wondering if you should follow up with the hiring manager or recruiter about the interview you attended last week? Should you call, email, or wait patiently? Well, the answer is yes you should follow up. Call, email, anything will do; you following up is giving the prospective employer the impression that you have … Continued

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5 Tips to Hone Your Interview Performance Skills

With competition being so fierce, you need to be at your best while preparing for an interview. No doubt with practice and experience you can walk into an interview with some much-needed confidence, but being respectful, genuine, and aware are some easy tips you can use to hone your interview performance skills. In this article, … Continued

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How to Write a Thank You Email after an Interview

Post-interview thank you emails are a way of expressing gratitude for the opportunity of meeting with the interviewers. It is a crucial etiquette that you send a thank-you note to your interviewers within 24 hours of your interview. In this article, I will be sharing some tips and a sample template on how to write … Continued

Empathy and Respect

Does Your Hiring Process Lack This?

Empathy and Respect are the two professional courtesy’s that appear to have fallen by the wayside in today’s job hiring market. Job seekers today seem to complain how they are being mistreated during interviews and are wondering if human resources are missing the ‘being human’ factor. In this article, we will be sharing different ways … Continued

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5 Things to Keep in Mind While Drafting a Job Description

Did you know? A precisely written job description can not only help attract the right prospective candidate but also says a lot about your company culture? Stand out from the rest by marketing your company and job listings well. [bctt tweet=”Always keep your ideal candidate in mind while drafting the job description.” username=”myaptask”] Read on … Continued

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3 Qualities to Look For Before Hiring Your First Employee

As an entrepreneur just starting out, identifying which qualities to look for before hiring your first employee can be a daunting affair. Nevertheless, it’s pretty obvious and goes without saying that you need to look for someone who is smart, energetic with strong work ethics, vision, good communication skills, and integrity. Because years down the … Continued

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Is Your Recruiting Process Broken?

This is a question that all job seekers out there keep asking and wondering to themselves. Is it us or is the recruiting process broken? Applicants today are not only finding it difficult but time-consuming to get placed. They feel like they are getting lost in the ATS’s [Applicant Tracking Systems], keyword searches, etc. [bctt … Continued

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Key Pointers Recruiters Notice in Your Resume

Making a resume is the first step one takes while starting their career. From the perspective of someone working in talent acquisition, they come across plenty of such resumes daily. It’s because of this that they might not be able to give too much time reading each one, which is why your resume should stand … Continued