Part of The Role is Playing The Role

John Whitaker Career Advice, Interviewing, John Whitaker

I don’t conduct as many interviews these days, having moved a few degrees of separation away from the actual screening process on which we all cut our teeth. But on the occasion where I do have the opportunity to engage in an interview, there’s a 100% chance I’ll lob my pet question at the interviewee: “Tell me something about you …

Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Development, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Performance, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, War for Talent

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,  so as a kid couldn’t understand why she used the phrase as a put down or shove off as opposed to a wonderful invitation.  I get it now. GRIT, like …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Aman Brar – Canvas’ Impact on Recruiting

Tim Sackett Interviewing, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video

This month on SmashUps, Tim talks with Aman Brar, the CEO of Canvas, a text-based interviewing platform. Tim digs in on how this platform could change the art of recruiting, and Aman gives a deep dive on how the platform works and why you should be using text messaging to interview your candidates. Click on the video below to get …

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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnarroo…

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Interviewing

So… I’ve noticed a new and frightening phenomenon.  And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick – one that HR professionals, interviewers and interviewees abuse unabashedly.  The head nod.  Or as …

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

RJ Morris candidate experience, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, RJ Morris

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you how ridiculous your slow process is: The Negative impact of a SLOW Hiring process The Top 12 Reasons Why Slow Hiring Severely Damages Recruiting And Business Results ‘Hire Slow, Fire Fast’ – …

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Train Station Feedback: A Situation Where No One Wins

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Communication, Interviewing, Recruiting

Let me break down a scene for you I recently saw on the Sandy Springs MARTA platform (i.e. a major commuter hub) at quitting time: Two young professionals stand a few feet away from each other—Girl and Guy. Girl keeps glancing over towards Guy until she finally makes the decision to go over to him. Guy takes earbuds out, apparently knowing …

Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Yes. Yes I Can.

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Employment Law, HR Technology, Influence, Interviewing, Recruiting, Video Interviewing

If you haven’t heard, video killed not only the radio star, but also the resume. The resume isn’t dead yet, but the video interview is a naughty vixen pulling the hiring manager’s attention away from traditional resumes. Video is the Blanche DuBois to the resume’s Stella Kawolski. Stella gets the job done, but Blanche kicks things up a whole ‘nuther …

The FOT Primer On How Candidates Can Win In Interviews

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Coaching, FOT Mail Bag, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kris Dunn

That’s right. Mostly HR people and recruiting pros read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people and recruiters interview too.  At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course …

4 Ways That I Can Tell If Someone I’m Interviewing Has Passion About the Job

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You want candidates who are passionate about what they do for a living, don’t you? Of course, you do. But passion for a profession is tough to get a grip on.  There’s a lot of fake passion out there. Enthusiasm is great, but it’s not passion. Passion is what keeps you grinding for days on a single issue when no one …

The Kenny Rogers of Hiring Managers

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Outmatch, Recruiting, RJ Morris

I feel for you, Talent Pro. The labor market is tight, executive expectations are high, yet through it all, you’ve built out a well-respected and high functioning recruiting organization within your company. In your shop three years ago, talent acquisition was a mess. No one knew what success looked like, bad hires were common and good hires were accidents. Corporate …