What separates a great interviewer from a mediocre one? Over at LinkedIn, Jeff Haden outlines those qualities, including understanding your real hiring needs, providing closure at the end of the hiring process, and avoiding the “checklist trap”.
You must be shorter than 11 feet 8 inches to clear this bridge (no, really); how to conduct the perfect job interview—every time; how to attract new college graduates; the biggest office productivity killers; how LinkedIn is changing the way we recruit; and why humor is the secret to creativity.
Recruiting today is no small task, especially as companies continue to need more talent to support their growth, and the market for candidates becomes more competitive. Here, the recruiter’s role becomes proactive, rather than reactive.
While the traditional resume offers a look into the candidate’s experience, skills, and education, there’s little insight into personality and brand. This is where a creative resume can set a candidate apart from the rest of the crowd.
How one salesperson gets creative to get the sale; why recruiters will always outperform job boards; how a robot is gunning for your recruiting job; why you can’t hire high achievers; how one candidate is kickstarting his career; and how to hire for long-term fit.
Thanks to a flooded candidate marketplace and increased competition for entry-level jobs, young people are taking the long way around to a professional career path. While it may seem like there is a shortage of talent, what’s really happening is a flood of candidates who may have great skills, but poor resumes.