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15 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Recently, our Talent Acquisition team (Anastasia Bartolucci & Alex Putman) were honored to with an award for candidate experience, Candidate Experience (CandE) Award with Distinction at the 15th Annual Human Resources Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. When you hear about awards like this you think of large companies with deep pockets and tons of resources. This does not describe us! Our company is an … Continue reading 15 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

12 Questions to Ask Yourself After the Interview

[tweetmeme source=”alexputman”] You have spent the last year or so looking for a job.  After all the resume revisions, the multiple hours spent searching and the 1000’s of emails, the market has changed and you are getting multiple interviews. Now you need to gauge how well the interview went and if this is the position for you?  Ask yourself these 12 questions to evaluate. Who … Continue reading 12 Questions to Ask Yourself After the Interview

General Interview Questions Employers Ask

Once you are in the interview process, you can expect a series of open-ended questions.  Below are a few general, sample questions.  I have taken the liberty to provide a framework for the answers hiring managers are seeking. Tell me about yourself? Focus on personal and professional values Why you chose your career path Highlight experiences (life, career, education etc..) you are proud of What … Continue reading General Interview Questions Employers Ask

Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 5: Long Term Outlook

What a great month April has been!  It’s time to wrap up Part 5 of the 5 part series “Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview” .  This post will focus on what companies expect from an employee that will stay with their company for an investment period.  Most companies do not suspect you will stay and retire, but they are seeking the potential of 3-5 years … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 5: Long Term Outlook

Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 4: Communication

Part 4 of 5 in the “Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview” series will focus on communication.    As a refresher the 5 primary categories I am discussing include: Personality Experience Relationship Communication Long Term Outlook Interviewers will judge your communication on more than just verbal (how well you translate your thoughts), they will also rank: Written (your resume, application, paperwork etc…) Body Language (what are … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 4: Communication

Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 3: Relationships

Part 3 of 5 in the “Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview” series will focus on relationships.    As a refresher the 5 primary categories I am discussing include: Personality Experience Relationship Communication Long Term Outlook The term “relationship” can be used in many ways, but when I am interviewing someone, I want to make an instant connection.  How can I forge that quick connection?  Personally, … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 3: Relationships

Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 2: Experience

Part 2 of 5 in the “Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview” series will focus on experience.  As a refresher the 5 primary categories I am discussing include: Personality Experience Relationship Communication Long Term Outlook Whenever candidates (insert, you) think about interviewing they automatically think, “do I have the past experiences the company is seeking”?  However, employers are not only looking at past experience as … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of an Interview | Part 2: Experience