Monthly Archives - October 2019

October 2019

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4 Questions to Evaluate the Commute of Your Next Job

When it comes to accepting a new job, it’s important to be absolutely sure it’s the right opportunity for you. Your potential commute is one important factor that should not be overlooked. Below are 4 questions you should ask yourself in order to evaluate the commute of your next potential job. How will you get there? It’s important to plan carefully and explore all of your options to find the best way to reach your new job in order to be...

3 Reasons Not to Wait for the Perfect Candidate

It may be tempting to hold out for the absolute perfect candidate, but in the current market it’s important to understand the importance of compromise. Below are our best 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect candidate—and why you should hire a great one instead. Longer Interview Processes Lead to Lower Quality Hires The best candidates won’t wait around through a long interview process. It’s a candidate’s market and they will likely have competing offers. In our experience the...

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4 Ways to Keep Candidates from “Ghosting” You

Hiring managers and recruiters are losing candidates— sometimes without a trace. This is popularly referred to as “ghosting”, but these are far from your friendly neighborhood kids in Halloween costumes. SHRM reports that in the hospitality industry ghosting rates are as high as 50%. However, it is also happening at the Executive level, causing embarrassing situations for hiring managers. This could be considered a precedent set by hiring managers over the past 5 years, when it became common for...

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3 Tips for Handling Gaps on Your Resume

According to a survey done by Monster.com, over half of fully employed Americans have experienced unemployment or career gaps in their lifetime. Gaps in employment lasting from 6 months to 1 year are generally a red flag when it comes to reviewing candidates for a job. However, there are a few steps you can take to make employment gaps seem less daunting. Below are 3 tips for how to handle gaps on your resume. Explain Layoffs with Honesty If an interviewer...

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

Some common interview questions are more difficult to answer than others. It’s always important to be prepared so that you’re not caught off guard during your interview. We’ve selected 5 of the trickiest interview questions that could sink your interview if answered the wrong way. Read on to learn the right ways to answer these tricky questions. 1. Why did you leave your last job? (Why have you switched jobs in the past?) An interviewer might ask this question to find...

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