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Ways to Evaluate a Candidate’s Growth Potential

You post an ad to fill an entry-level position. Your first concern: Can they do the particular job? Close behind in priority lies another question, one that’s maybe more important long term: What can they contribute to the company in the future?

You might be hiring for an intern now. But that barely-out-of-the-dorm-room hire today could become a divisional manager a few years down the road.

How a Recruiter Will Help You Prepare for an Interview

Facing an interview is scary. It's just you in a room, across from a group of strangers, all focused on your every word. It's a performance and a trial. It's the stuff of nightmares to many.

However, you don't have to face the nightmare alone. A recruiter can help you build confidence and hone your message, leading to a better performance and a better chance of getting hired.

The Benefits of Hiring an Overqualified Employee

For job seekers, it’s the ultimate ironic failure: “Sorry, we can’t hire you…because you’re too qualified.” For the company, it’s a form of instinctual risk management, a (sometimes irrational) way to deal with a situation that doesn’t fit the norm.

The fear generated by an overqualified hire comes from an implied uncertainty. Is there something secretly wrong with them or their abilities? Can we keep them long term? Will this person jump to a different position at another company the first chance they get?

Learn How to Map Out Your Career Path

Charting a career path isn't like using a mapping app on your phone. You can't just put in a destination, then follow the blue line.

Making your way through the working world is more like getting to the center of a large maze. You can't really see more than a few turns ahead of you most of the time. And you might have to worry about running into a minotaur.

How to Keep Your Employees up to Date and Informed

To stay responsive to customer and market demands, every company has to remain nimble. Easy for the two-person startup working out of a garage somewhere. More difficult for an organization with multiple teams working in multiple divisions to complete multiple interconnecting projects.

Communication becomes key. Goals and priorities can change quickly. Only setting quarterly benchmarks can leave you woefully behind the competition. What made sense during December's planning session can become moot when your competitor launches a surprise upgrade in January.

The Benefits of HR Professionals and Recruiters Working Together

You have no complaints about your HR department. They consistently deliver strong candidates. From these, they efficiently and effectively choose top-level employees. They administer the onboarding process and oversee ongoing human resource functions with a high level of professional aplomb.

So, why would you bring in outside help? Won't it just mess up a good thing? What's more, won't it stir up unnecessary suspicion and resentment?

The Benefits of Working a Seasonal Job

It’s the holiday season and with it comes a flood of seasonal job opportunities to help you with your gift-giving expenses. And while most of us associate these jobs with well-known retailers such as Walmart and Target, restaurants, the travel industry, and event planners are also increasing their roles during the holiday season and looking for great employees to bring on board. In fact:

UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume, while FedEx is adding 55,000 temps.

Important Interview Tips From Hiring Managers

As an active job seeker, your number one goal is to get invited for an interview. But it’s what happens during that meeting that determines whether you’ll reach your ultimate goal: a job offer. While every hiring manager is unique in their likes and dislikes, here are some comments that are relatively common among them. Take note of what they have to say and you could increase your chances of getting that coveted offer.

Know when to stop talking

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