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How to Stand Out: Humanizing your Job Ads

by Chris Russell on Dec 5, 2016

The typical job posting is usually an anti-talent mess of bullet points that do nothing to sell the job. When a candidate reads a job ad they should be saying to themselves "this is a company I’d want to work for." Too many job postings just list the requirements instead of convincing them why they should work there.
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Subject Lines: the Key to Catching the Candidate’s Eye

by Chris Russell on Nov 28, 2016

Too often in recruiting, candidates end up getting emails that start with phrases like “Great Opportunity with Fantastic Company.” Well, a line like that has been so overused that it can actually hurt your recruitment brand. As recruiting becomes more of an email sport especially among the younger talent scouts, I thought a post about email subject lines would be timely.
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Stuck in a Recruiting Rut? Try These Outside-the-Box Tactics to Win Candidates

by Chris Russell on Nov 15, 2016

When it comes to recruiting, most employers do the same things to attract talent. But sometimes it pays to think “outside the box” and try other tactics to get candidates' attention. The ideas below are fairly inexpensive to implement, but can offer big rewards if you do them right.
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What’s the Best Way to Reject an Applicant?

by Chris Russell on Nov 11, 2016

When you reject a candidate after a phone screen or in-person interview, do you let them down gently or just tell them they didn’t make the cut? No one likes rejection. I recently asked my network of business owners and recruiters how they reject their applicants. Here’s some of their responses which may be helpful to share with your hiring managers.
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Phoning It In: Hiring Managers Reveal the Best Phone Interview Strategies

by Chris Russell on Nov 3, 2016

The phone screen is a tried and true method of recruiting as it allows you to quickly gauge a candidate's fit for and interest in the position. In my last post I wrote about better interview questions for the in-person interview, but let’s take a look at the phone screen which is your initial contact with the candidate:
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Bored with the same old interview questions? Ask these instead.

by Chris Russell on Nov 1, 2016

Are you stuck in an interviewing rut? There are thousands of interviews happening this very second across the globe. Ever wondered what other companies are asking during those interviews? I did, so I set about posing this question to my network. I received dozens of great responses, and picked these as my favorites:
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