To secure more placements, recruiters need to put in the extra work to properly prepare their candidates for the interview process. A perfectly qualified applicant who performs poorly with the hiring manager may get passed over, and your staffing firm will have missed out on a golden opportunity. Below, we lay out a number of ways recruiters can avoid that problem, and effectively prepare their candidates prior to being interviewed. Continue reading “5 Ways to Prepare Applicants for Job Interviews”
The workforce ain’t what it used to be. People today are always on the lookout for that next big job opportunity.
The thing is, the job market can be a pretty intimidating place. It’s fast, it’s competitive and if you aren’t looking in the right places you can easily miss out on that perfect position. A lot of folks turn to job boards, only to later become frustrated by the sheer number of recruiters putting them on blast.
A lot goes into looking for a job: crafting a perfect resume, scouring job boards, reaching out to old colleagues and professors, attending community networking events, just to name a few.
But you also need to Google yourself—because potential employers sure are.
A study conducted by Career Builder found that:
- 57% of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online
- 54% have not hired a candidate based on their social media profiles
- 70% use social media to screen candidates
Cultivating a professional online presence is crucial to successfully snagging the perfect job opportunity. College toga party pictures, drunk tweets, political rants, badmouthing former employers, and insensitive jokes that we thought nothing of at the time can now put a job offer in jeopardy.
Here are some strategies to clean up your digital presence as you prepare to seek out your next job opportunity:
Have you ever submitted your resume for a job with requirements that your skillset matched to a T, only to find out the company decided to go with someone else? In a competitive market, even the slightest hiccup in your resume can be the difference between landing that new job and continuing the search. Here are a few small, but important, mistakes to avoid when putting together your resume.
For an IT professional looking for contract work, developing a good relationship with your recruiter is just as important as finding that next great job. In fact, develop a solid relationship with them, and you’ll never worry about where your next contract job is coming from.
We spoke with a few of our seasoned recruiters to answer questions that are often posed by people new to a recruiter/consultant relationship.