The preparation is the time it takes to walk to the meeting room. Without having given any real thought on the questions to ask it does not take long before the interviewer runs out of questions and continues with a long and winding presentation about the company and the products. Continue reading “Candidates think you are doing a miserable job when interviewing”
Leaders know they should be doing something, but they are not always aware of what it is they should be doing. Is that you? Continue reading “Are You Still in the Dark How to Lead Your Organization in a Digital World?”
I have two times – well, at least that’s those I know of. Once with a candidate I had shortlisted for my client. And once when I hired for my own team.
Read in this article how I got cheated by a conman, who I unfortunately hired before I later realized what had happened. And then there was the shortlisted candidate for my client who pretended to be the reference person for herself. You would love this – and learn. Continue reading “Recruitment fraud is a serious problem for anyone hiring staff”
If you are still using clichés or buzzwords like energetic, focused, passionate, motivated, and team player in your Resume and LinkedIn profile, you will forever remain in the big black hole of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Never to be seen again. And yes, together with the other hundreds of thousands who didn’t listen, who think they know better, or just didn’t bother study best practice in how to present themselves on the job market.
Ever wondered why you never get invited to a job interview?
You can of course ignore or hide from the obvious signs that the world out there is changing, that the staff you hire have other values than we have ever seen before. You can continue to hide your head in the sand (which we jokingly call The Ostrich Syndrome).
Let me ask you this Mr Hiring Manager: are you prepared to commit and guarantee that your company will employ a person up to his or her age of 67? Thought so! Why should this individual then commit to staying with you their whole career? Continue reading “6 reasons why you should hire job hoppers. Seriously!”
The right answer: because if your resume does not excite and impress anyone, you will not be invited for an interview.
And obviously, if you can’t even get an interview you will never get the dream job. Simple as that and it can be said with these few words:
Resume purpose: To get you an interview ?
Here’s the thing you must keep in mind when writing your Resume, also known as your personal marketing pitch.
The real and only purpose of the Resume is simply to get you an interview. It’s the interview that leads you to the job (assuming you are interviewing because you want it).
Important difference between Resume and CV Continue reading “How to Give Your Resume a Makeover for 2020”
The candidate told me the story, why he decided to decline the attractive job offer from one of the big guns in the business. The story started when he one day got a call from a talent acquisition officer of the company.
Here you are, this is for you: Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers. You will get lots of learning points in this unbelievable real-life story, why a candidate declined a job offer from a famous brand name in the industry.