Posts tagged with ‘candidate testing’

How to spot a phony candidate

phony-candidates The economic downturn has meant a shrinking pool of potential vacancies for jobseekers, so it’s hardly surprising that some will go to extreme lengths to get noticed by employers. In fact, a survey conducted at the end of last year by Staffbay found that, shockingly, a fifth would lie on their CV if it meant impressing a future boss. As a.
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How to deal with the January influx of candidates effectively

influx-2For many, the start of a new year marks a great time to start looking for a fresh start and a new job. You’ll probably find that the number of applicants for any job that you’re posting in January is higher than any other time of the year. Especially if that job was listed from around mid-December when people start.
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Matching client with candidate

matching-candidatesExperience proves that nothing good can come out of shoe-horning the wrong candidate into the wrong company simply to fill a vacancy. Apart from wasting everyone’s time and the employer’s money, it usually results in both the jobseeker and the client quitting your books. So why do it? Well, probably because it’s a lot easier than putting in the extra work.
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The pros and cons of the video CV

video-cvIn a saturated job market, making your CV stand out from the crowd can be incredibly difficult. The video cover letter is becoming increasingly common, but there’s a very fine line to straddle between a cringeworthy effort and one that will snare you a dream job. Depending on the employer, and depending on the job, the video CV can be a.
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When is it OK to go with your gut when recruiting?

go-with-gutGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to leave emotions and feelings out of the recruitment process, but there are instances when trusting your gut instinct can pay off and lead to a good hire. If you’re recruiting and have three potential employees who fare very similarly – let’s say they have a similar educational background, experience and even are closely matched.
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Is it worth testing candidates pre-interview?

Pre interview testingIf you’ve got a daunting list of likely contenders for a vacancy, then a spot of pre-testing to determine whether it’s worth inviting them to an interview is clearly efficient. Let’s face it, weeding out those who don’t have the skills and personality to do the job at an early stage will save you a lot of time later. It also.
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Where you shouldn’t look for candidates

In today’s competitive employment market, cutting-edge employers and recruitment experts like you are looking for the sharpest, keenest and best-fitting candidates out there. To find them, you’ve no doubt been scouring your mind for ever-more imaginative ways to widen your candidate pool. Many of you will have been experimenting, for instance, with the power of technology and social media to deliver.
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The legal issues of recruitment

Searching for the ideal candidate for a role that needs filling isn’t always easy; as I’m sure every recruitment professional is aware. Skills vary from person to person and I think it’s fair to say that each case is judged on its own merits. How do you make sure that you are going to provide your clients with the best.
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The five essential elements of candidate control

We often hear talk about “candidate control” but what does it really mean? Obviously you can’t actually “control” candidates.  We’ll always have to work with irrational candidates and clients who refuse to allow a perfectly good match to take place. Nevertheless, if you want to get a successful placement these are the skills you will need:   1. Total clarity on your.
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Unusual interview questions that will save you from boring interviews

You’ve had to ask the same bogstandard questions a million times – what are your strengths, where do you see yourself in five years, why do you want to work here? So far, so average. But what about asking some more unusual interview questions to change it around a bit? You can use some of these slightly off-the-wall questions to gauge.
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