Here we offer a few useful tips that focus on the online job search and what you can do to improve your chances of finding a job, being referred to jobs and keeping that job hunt stress down. Continue reading
The job title you put on your resume can give a lot more information than what you might have thought. For something that at first seems very simple, there is a lot of meaning, and potential for a lot of resume mistakes. We’ll start with explaining what the real purpose of a job title is. Continue reading
Recruiting software is still very much misunderstood. For every company that uses software in their hiring process, we come across those who have never even heard the term ‘applicant tracking’. Until this technology is more widespread, there remain some misconceptions: “it’s too expensive,” “I won’t have ownership of my data,” “it’s really difficult to learn” etc. However, looking at results from a recent survey completed by recruiting technology research firm Software Advice, we can see that current recruitment software users are proving three big misconceptions to be completely untrue Continue reading
We have a great, long-time client whose team does something interesting: they write a note on each applicant to say why that person didn’t make the cut. We thought this was such a great idea we incorporated rejection reasons into our new software from the very beginning. Whether you track this information with manual notes, or as part of a system feature, this information can help you in many ways. We’ve listed six, and hope they’ll make you consider tracking rejections as part of your process. Continue reading
Human Resources have typically been an area of the corporate world that pays less attention to analyzing data. Perhaps the reason for this is a determined focus on the ‘human’ element, and an effort to avoid the image of the fun-killing HR often portrayed in popular media. Nobody wants to be Toby from The Office. Continue reading
At a job interview you are there to prove that you are a responsible adult. That you can work independently. That you can perform well while not under supervision. That you don’t need your hand held in stressful or important situations. That you are capable of thinking for yourself and solving your own problems.
Bringing mommy or daddy to an interview undermines all of this – making you look like a child.
If your parents are the ones who are insisting they come, you MUST adamantly refuse, push back, and not allow them past the front door of the building. Not only will they not help in any way, their appearance will cost you the job.