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For Recruiters & Hiring Managers: The 4 Step Process to an Effective Offer Extension

on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:07

Congratulations, you’re about to extend an offer to your job candidate; it’s been a long journey from when you first contacted your candidate.  To ensure that the offer is a smooth transition in the overall recruitment process incorporate the following four steps:

1.    Begin with the end in mind

2.    Set the tone

3.    Be prepared

4.    Always be in control

Begin with the end in mind. The salary negotiation process begins with the first conversation you have with the candidate, during the phone screening.  A typical phone screen lasts 30 minutes.

Strategic Interviewing for Staffing Millennials

on Sun, 09/20/2015 - 01:39

Watch out human resources and hiring managers, the Millennial job applicant is knocking on your door and don’t be surprised if their parent is doing the knocking for them.  Open the door to this job applicant born after 1980 and you will probably find a narcissistic, coddled, respectful, confident and broke candidate. You will also be greeting a diverse, creative, technical savvy candidate. By lottery of birth timing, Millennials are the world’s first generation of digital natives.  Adapting to technology is hard-wired in their DNA. 

There’s no denying that a large portion of the Baby-Boomer

Six Guiding Steps to Job Search Success

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:34

6 Simple Steps to Effective Schmoozing (face-to-face networking)

1.      Smile

2.      Don’t be shy, jump in and introduce yourself to others.

3.      Show interest in others

4.      Don’t sound desperate. Say you are on the market and seeking advice on how to return to gainful employment.  You can also mention that you are there to meet other people within your           industry and to learn new things about your industry.

5.      Don’t spend all your time with people that can’t help you, i.e. your friends, fellow co-workers.

6.      Be prepared to express what it is you bring to the

3 Common Interviewing Mistakes

on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:53

 As a corporate recruiter consultant for numerous companies across the USA I’m always frustrated when a potentially strong candidate comes in for an interview and fails to get the job due to an easily avoidable yet common interviewing mistake.  Below I’ve listed the top three interview mistakes that I have seen throughout the years:

Being too aggressive in asking questions about when a decision will be made.

Win-Win for Combo Job Search – Hiring Event at Parker Aerospace

on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 14:27

For months and in some cases for over a year, Parker Aerospace in Mentor, OH has been searching for viable candidates to fill their position openings in their Engineering, Accounting and Production departments.  Parker Aerospace, a division of Parker Hannifin, is in and has been in a high-growth mode for the past few years at all of their facilities across the USA. 

Parker has had some close calls with hiring candidates but for a variety of reasons from candidates accepting other job offers to having all the skills but just not enough experience to the final candidate conducting a very poor

How to Build an Interview Form a Guide for Hiring Managers & Recruiters

on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 20:46

Whether we are a consumer, customer or working within a team environment in corporate America we have all run across the clueless, careless, could-care-less employee that has us asking, ‘Did they even bother to interview this person at all?’

Interviewing plays an absolute critical role in the ability of a company to on-board the most qualified, quality candidate.  Anyone that has had to deal with the aftermath of a poor hire fully comprehends the need to properly interview a candidate.

Social Security Numbers for Online Job Applications

on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 17:40

As a Consultant I am constantly looking for my next contract assignment.  Almost all of my job applications are filled out online.  On rare occasion I will be asked for my social security number.  If a company asks me to provide them with my social security number in order to apply for a job I question whether I want to work for that organization.