Interviewing

Screening Software Engineers – Tips for IT Recruiters

    Although IT recruiters have the same challenges as recruiters of other types of positions and industries, they also face some challenges that are unique to the IT industry and IT candidates. All recruiters needs to find good sources of candidates, find a large enough pool of qualified candidates, attract passive candidates, and find…

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How to Interview a Rock Star Recruiter

  Here at ContractRecruiter.com, we have over the years developed and refined a successful and repeatable process for screening and interviewing corporate-side, contract recruiters that has served us well.  I thought I’d share it with my readers so that you too can think about adopting it for your own organization. I use the term “contract…

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Go Beyond Behavioral Interview Questions

Employment interviews are the result of great sourcing and recruiting. They are the next to last step in a process that is often flawed but very necessary to build an effective and competitive workforce. Interviews are where recruiters and hiring managers put the pedal to the metal when they feel they have solid candidates lined…

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Behavioral Interview Questions for Project Managers

Today’s candidate-driven job market means employers, hiring managers, and recruiters have to take advantage of every effective recruiting tactic they can. One of the best recruiting tactics is using behavioral interview questions, a mainstream method of job interviewing which employs questions about candidates’ past behaviors in specific work situations. The goal of asking behavioral interview…

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Increase Quality of Hire with Better Interview Questions

The interview is one of the best ways to assess candidates for presentation, verbal communication skills, and culture fit. Recruiting today is different than it was even a few short years ago, requiring a paradigm change, especially in the type of creative interview questions you need to ask. Recruiting experts like Georg Bradt, management consultant…

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Are you Asking Legal Interview Questions?

Do your recruiters and hiring managers know the first rule of hiring? The law assumes that everything asked during job interviews will be used to make hiring decisions. Every interview question should be prepared with that in mind, and limited only to issues required to assess a candidate’s qualifications for the open position. Always avoid…

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Are you Asking Candidates Illegal Interview Questions?

Are you Asking Candidates Illegal Interview Questions? If you want to get caught in the hot seat and have a laser spotlight on your company (not in a good way), ask questions during recruiting like the NFL asked of University of Colorado football player Nick Kasa: “Do you like girls?” Otherwise, you need to conduct…

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Why Bother Asking Behavioral Interview Questions?

Why Bother Asking Behavioral Interview Questions? Job seekers think they know what they want when they start exploring employers and job opportunities: a solid job offer with good salary and benefits and opportunities for advancement. They may research the company, talk to existing employees, research the career paths for the opening, update their resumes, and…

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An Effective Approach to Behavioral Interviewing

RECRUITING QUESTION: “Our hiring managers say they don’t have time to do anything during interviews other than ask about skills. Is behavioral interviewing really necessary?” The Recruiting Division’s Answer: Use Sullivan’s approach to behavioral interviewing to identify relevant skills and experience and insight into candidates rather than just screening out applicants. Behavioral Interviewing the Way…

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Try Asking These Creative Interview Questions

Do you recall Barbara Walters asking the “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” question in interviews in the 80s? Since then, the Tech industry has been the lead in offbeat, creative interview questions, but they have their place in the interview process for any employer. The job interview is…

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2015 Job Market Outlook

The signs point to a strong labor market for 2015, with job growth nearing the 15-year high we saw in 2014. Economists are very optimistic about the stronger economy prompting employer confidence and increased hiring. This is supported by CareerBuilder’s 205 U.S. Job Forecast, which says more than a third of employers said they’ll add…

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How to Be a Better Interviewer

RECRUITING QUESTION: One of the ways that our HR team is measured is by the quality of the candidates that we hire for our organization, as well as new employee retention rates.  What are some practical things that we can do to increase the effectiveness of our candidate interview process so that we can maximize…

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