Recruiting talent which fits the business needs is one of the leader’s most important tasks. Good leaders are magnets of talent. When meeting with a candidate in a recruitment interview, they will focus on this key question: What is the candidate’s most important quality and how would this make a real difference to the business?
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How to make your work easier when splitting large worksheets
Working on a huge workbook that has significant information all throughout its part is very tedious and time-consuming; especially when you are constantly scrolling up, down, left and right just to see and work at different parts.
Well, worry no more! By using the different views of Excel 2016, you will be able to save lots of time and effort in manipulating your workbooks and worksheets.
As a project manager and recruiter, you know how crucial recruitment and selection is to your organisation’s development. You also know that there are too few hours in the day to sufficiently dedicate yourself to it. Don’t let the best candidates slip away! Don’t keep coming back to phase one. Here are 6 tips for you to prevent this from happening:
One of the most dreaded job interview questions is “Tell me about yourself”. This question is often the first one an employer will ask – about 80% of interviews start with this seemingly innocent question. It is known as a ‘stress question’ which can either induce silence or a long ill considered ramble. If you are prepared this can be a ‘dream question’. (more…)
As the months are flying by it seems like it was only yesterday that it was the beginning of the year and many people were taking time to set their goals. See Give Yourself a Boost – part 2 for more details about effective goal setting.
As the months have progressed, some people are progressing well and are on track to achieving their goals whereas others may not be doing so well. How are you doing? Are you continuing to take action or have things stalled, slowed down or all together stopped? (more…)
With the ongoing technological revolution and the liberalisation and globalisation of the economy, the job market has been undergoing a sea change. There is fierce competition in various specialised jobs, and consequently a fiercer competition for admission to professional courses. Hence one must go through the process of career planning in a systematic way.
Stage 1 – Self Assessment (more…)
People often trap themselves in a cycle of low-level success by following conventional job search strategies and typical CV promotion techniques. Understandably, recruiters are not impressed. Conventional people are only credible for small shifts in job responsibility.
Achieving a new job with significant managerial responsibilities or in areas outside of your previous experience first requires a revolution in your mindset. Change how you approach job hunting and your competition evaporates! By thinking like an executive you ask new questions of both yourself and others attaining unconventional insights that excite the recruiter. In short, generate executive impact!
Here are five ways to spark your executive revolution:
1) How many cows are in Canada?
This type of brainteaser question was asked by Google as an interview question for a local data quality evaluator position. There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer to this question. The hiring manager wants to know if you are able to apply logical reasoning to go about finding the answer to the question. They are looking for how you go about solving it and how your thought process works. Think about what significance the question might have to the role you are applying for. Then consider all the factors that might influence the answer and give a step-by-step account of what you would need to figure out in order to solve the problem. (more…)
Recruiting software and applicant tracking systems are increasingly used by employers to pre-screen job candidates’ resumes. While these programs save invaluable time for hiring managers and recruiters, they are also flawed and error-prone, sometimes even eliminating excellent job candidates from consideration.
To ensure that your professional resume isn’t mistakenly thrown out, follow these 5 easy steps. (more…)
From my experience working with job seekers there are many misconceptions about resume writing and the job search in general. As much as we hope that every hiring manager sits and studies our resumes every time we submit for a job, this unfortunately just does not happen. When a company posts a job on a major job board, that company can receive in excess of 300-500 resumes. I have once received over 1500 resumes for one particular job within 48 hours! As such, when it comes to writing your resume, it’s important to focus on providing value added content that strictly targets the job you are applying for. (more…)