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Social media networking not as important as building your brand

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 4th, 2012

This may be obvious to most employers, but it’s worth covering for those that maybe aren’t getting the job advert response they would like.

In the rush to be a part of the social media networking craze, you need to pause and understand whether your brand will help or hinder you when it comes to attracting good candidates.

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Tips for phone screening your candidates

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 31st, 2012

When you’ve run that job advert and the resume’s start flowing in, it won’t be long before its time to pick up the phone and start contacting the better applicants.

Obviously, your main line of questioning is about determining if their skills, qualifications and work experience are a good fit to your vacancy. On top of that, here’s a few of my tips from having conducted probably 2,000 – 3,000 phone screenings.

1. It’s all about speed.

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What’s in a resume? – A social media trap?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 29th, 2012

I’ve always said the following to job applicants about the content of their resume:

Print whatever you like, as long as you realise that if you’re interviewed, you should expect to be scrutinized over every single detail“.

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What works best – employer adverts or recruiter adverts?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 23rd, 2012

Many employers think that engaging a recruitment agency is best because their adverts are more likely to be effective.

Putting aside the ad writing skills of some recruiters, ask yourself “is my brand a positive one or does it have good recognition”?

If the answer is yes, run your own advertising campaign and pocket the $10,000 to $20,000 fee you were going to pay the recruitment agency.

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Employer interviews – looking for body language faux pars (Tip 1)

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 22nd, 2012

All of our content is presented for employers and our blog is no different. This entry is a case in point.

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Yahoo CEO departs amid job history “error”

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 14th, 2012

While we don’t have the full details yet on this story, it appears the “outgoing” Yahoo CEO claimed a computer science degree on his resume that he did not in fact possess.

There’s often a tendency when dealing with senior or professional candidates to take them at their word. Almost a professional courtesy if you like.

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Dynamic Business Magazine gets it right on hiring for cultural fit

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 11th, 2012

Here’s a magazine we’ve long respected for their contribution to the development and support of SME’s in Australia.

Their article today entitled “How important is cultural fit when recruiting” is one of the first we’ve seen that explains the topic in a format that’s easily understood.

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