The morning of the interview, and there’s a mix of nerves and excitement in the air. By now, the candidate and the company have gotten to know each other a little. The candidate has filled out the job application, you’ve reviewed their qualifications and decided they’re someone whose skills and experience match the position, … Continue reading The Company and the Candidate: 3 Tips on Representing Your Brand During an Interview
Anonymous job postings: we’ve all seen them. Some of us have even replied to them. Maybe one or two of us are using them right now as a recruitment tool. Sometimes, a company decides to use a third-party recruiter, and the recruiter’s brand appears in the job posting. Or the recruiting software you’re using doesn’t … Continue reading Brand Presence in a Job Posting: Give Your Brand a Shout
You know the job opening your company needed to fill yesterday? How much longer can you and your company wait until yesterday finally catches up? A week? Two weeks? A month? Chances are, it may be at least a month, and then some. In fact, according to one recent study, it could be as many … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Filling a Job
What if you knew that within the first hour of posting a job application, ten candidates started filling the application out? Pretty good, right? But what if we told you that six of those candidates QUIT filling out the application halfway through? Recent statistics suggest that this is what’s happening: as many as 60% of … Continue reading Does Your Job Application Have Abandonment Issues?
If you read our earlier “Test Your Own Job Application” article, then you know that the last step of the test involves the auto-reply message. To some, the auto-reply is a small formality. Not to us. Let’s go deeper into the auto-reply to review ways to connect with applicants. Yes, your auto-reply message to … Continue reading The Art of the Auto-Reply: Responding to Job Applicants
Almost everyone, at some point, has filled out a job application. Maybe it was for a summer job, or a retail position—or perhaps your current role started when you completed an application through an automated hiring system. Filling out a job application typically isn’t a memorable experience. The act of filling out a job application … Continue reading Test Your Own Job Application: And See Things Like a Job Applicant
When we think back to memorable firsts, we tend to file them in one of two camps: memorable for good reasons, and memorable for reasons that are not so good. When it comes to a new employee’s first day, you definitely want them to file the day in the “good” category. After all, an employee’s … Continue reading Employee’s First Day: Stay Focused on Flexible