Recruitment Agencies: Improve Your Job Search

A typical job search is fraught with headaches from anticipation and frustrations. So, if you’ve been laid off, or have been unemployed for some time now, the job search process can feel overwhelming and even downright brutal, especially if you’ve been at it for months and haven’t had any breakthroughs. But what if somebody could swoop in and help you find a new position? Well, that’s precisely what recruitment agencies do. While many job-seekers choose to embark on a job search alone, some decide to leverage the services of recruitment agencies who are industry experts and can help job-seekers maximize their options and ensure they get fair offers. The majority

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Bad Interviews: what to learn?

There are many different reasons why an interview turns bad. Sometimes, it has to do with the employer not taking your seriously and/or simply ignoring you entirely. While there are other situations where the blame falls on your shoulders due to a lack of preparation. This is why it’s essential to prepare well and make sure you are putting your best foot forward. However, what happens when you do everything right and the interview still doesn’t lead to a job? There are going to be specific reasons as to why you didn’t get the job despite nailing the interview. Here is what you should do when this happens. Lack of

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5 Tips for Recruiting Remote Workers

Take a keen look at the latest trends in the business world and you will realize that remote work is here to stay. Global giants such as Facebook, Square, Twitter, and Microsoft are setting the trend and many other companies are following. In this new model of working, distributed teams could operate 100% virtually and in-person meetings could be a rare occurrence (after months). This marks a shift from the status quo where companies provide workplaces for their employees as a standard practice. However, with the shift taking place quite fast, you should take some time to learn how you can attract, recruit, and manage top talent in the new

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5 Foolproof Tips To Help Ace A Virtual Job Interview

Job interviews often cause stress and anxiety to the interviewer. Currently, companies are adapting to the unavoidable changes, and many of them are having interviews on computer screens. This is as well stressful – a few tech issues, commotions from family members unaware of what’s happening and the confusion arising not knowing who should speak, and when. We’ve to face all these for now. The home environment feels very comfortable but it makes it difficult to establish rapport. Remember there’s no space for the warm handshakes, the light banters while walking into the room are also missing and the difficulty of picking up on social cues. What’s motivating though is

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6 Essentials For Finding A New Job

If you would like to land your dream job in good economic times or bad, here are 6 essential tips that are guaranteed to help: Try a Sales Technique You should be ready during your first interview or phone interview to make a “60-second sell”, which is a 4- to 5-sentence summary of your biography as well as career accomplishments. When the recruiters say, ‘Tell us about yourself and why we should hire you,’ you should have a statement memorized about why you are the perfect candidate for the job. Work Your Personal Network You should try as much as possible not to confine your networking to business contacts, particularly

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Five Interview Questions And Their Answers

The questions below revolve around the most important information all hiring managers want to know about you or any candidate. The questions are generally about; who you are, what you are good at, why you are a good fit for the job, and so on. However, you may not really be asked exactly in these words, but having answers to them means you are prepared for the interview and any other question the interviewer throws at you. Question One: Tell Me About Yourself? This question seems so easy and simple to answer. However, a majority of people do not prepare for it, and it is one of the most important

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7 Criteria To Find And Hire Great Employees

With the current state of the economy, hiring the best employees is a make or break decision for your company. You can’t afford to lose money or time for a bad hire. Choosing the wrong employees for your job might cost, you at most, US$50,000 according to Forbes. Finding, interviewing, engaging and training new employees can be very expensive. Don’t forget that the new hires need desks, phones, computers and any other related equipment for their job. Don’t forget about their salaries and benefits. As an employer, your new hires are an investment to guarantee a good financial return with time. Over the time you have been running your business,

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6 Critical Ways To Improve Your Resume Right Away

Most people have a hard time writing a good resumé. If you are looking for a job, you need a fancy resumé to get hired. Here are some of the best tips to make your resumé stand out. Focus On The Future Make sure your resumé is focused on the future and not the past. Remember, you are marketing yourself to potential employers. Look at your career goals then decide what to highlight and minimize in your resumé so it can stand out. For instance, make sure there is a lot of emphasis on the credentials, accomplishments and experiences that relate to the current position. If you are one of

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