How To Tell If Your Job Candidate Is Only Looking For A Fling

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting

I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t write an “HR” blog—I write a relationship advice column. I’ve helped you recognize when you’re in a rebound situation, how to think about wedding anniversaries, and how to break your bad habits. All I need to do now is star in my own HR/relationship advice reality show… Real Housewives of HR, …

The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

RJ Morris Coaching, Communication, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Recruiting, RJ Morris

We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do with liking caviar vs. Cheez Whiz. It has more to do with Sean Penn thinking he’s a journalist. Sophisticated hiring managers have enough reps under their belt to know how to play …

How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Interviewing, Recruiting, Selection

Yes, I’m proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete circus and frankly, an embarrassment.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Republican field and our good friend Donald Trump in particular.  (Full disclosure: I’ve lived and/or worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, HR, Interviewing, John Whitaker

“Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?” “Give me 5 minutes—let me look over her résumé again.” Looking at this candidate’s background, it’s clear that I better be on my A-game or she’ll have me wearing a dunce cap and sitting in the corner. Wellesely? Yale? A law degree? Yikes, maybe I should have a thesaurus close …

The Ten “Apply Now” Commandments

William Tincup Good HR, Interviewing, Recruiting, William Tincup

We’re all feeling the same thing here… candidates are different today than they were yesterday. We need to interact with them differently. We need to recognize that they are in power, moreover, we need to meet them where they are. We need new commandments. Here’s my take… I am the Candidate. Recruiters, sourcers, hiring managers, HR and executives, treat me …

September 11, 2015.

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Culture, Executive Search, in the news, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I was working in HR at a high-tech startup with a significant presence in New York. Prior to that role I worked for Morgan Stanley and had friends still there. I was …

VIDEO: Weird Science with William Tincup – Using Technology In Workforce Succession Planning

Tim Sackett Interviewing, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” series, Tim Sackett chats via video with William Tincup, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, on the latest science (or lack thereof) behind successful succession planning. (Hint: Does technology give you the answers on who should replace Sally when she leaves, or does it render the decisions that you’ve already made? Just a quick …

Don’t Hire the Next Dilbert – Interviewing Early Career Professionals

RJ Morris Good HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, RJ Morris

You’ve been there before—you’re interviewing a candidate with three or so years of experience, and you have no idea what you are hoping to find. None. They aren’t rookies, but they are still early in their career, have been living in a cube and grinding away at entry level work for a few years. It’s hard to tell if they’re …