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5 Tips for Closing a Candidate in a Hot Market

The market in and around Silicon Valley has slowed somewhat, but still remains a major player in employment growth for the U.S. Companies still find themselves competing for candidates who have multiple offers. The recruiter can be a great help in closing a candidate. So, how do you, the hiring manager differentiate your opportunity to…

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Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past?

Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past? It seems like every part of the hiring process is done digitally these days. From submitting a resume, to filling out an application, to scheduling interviews, through to written offers. Interview etiquette from days of old would require you to snail-mail a nicely typed, perfectly formatted…

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How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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Keeping It Legal: What Is Acceptable To Ask

Keeping It Legal: What Is Acceptable To Ask At the PJF Group, we understand that the functional aspects of hiring are not always easy, and we appreciate employers who are committed to ensuring that hiring is accomplished efficiently and equitably on every level. You may have read our previous blog on ‘Keeping It legal: What…

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The Real Impact of Social Media on your Employability

The Real Impact Of Social Media On Your Employability Did you know that over 50% of employers have reported that data found in a prospect’s social media profile led to their decision NOT to hire a candidate? On the flip side, 44% of employers have stated that information found online has solidified their pick when…

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LinkedIn Profile Tips for Your Resume

Social media is always changing – so much in fact that you may wonder if what used to be ‘in’ is now so ‘out’ you don’t need to bother with it. The case in point: LinkedIn. Launched in 2002 as the social media network designed exclusively for professional purposes, you may wonder if LinkedIn is…

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Keeping it Legal What Not to Ask

In an ever-changing and increasingly transparent hiring landscape, there are often times when casual conversations and small talk lead into legally dangerous territory. The good news is that more and more employers are committing to creating family friendly work environments, eliminating gender wage gaps and promoting diversity; the bad news is that well-intentioned dialogue can…

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First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary

First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary Times are changing in the world of what employers really want, and very few are seeking the conventional objective feature that graced the first line of resume content for several decades. Instead, the industry standard in hiring is now to assess an applicant’s summary statement. According to the Harvard…

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Preparing Your Interview Team

Preparing Your Interview Team Hiring a new employee is no doubt a significant investment of your company’s time and resources, and not just during the hiring process. Onboarding, training and retaining quality employees is a top concern – which is why so many employers are dedicated to getting it right the first time. Regardless of…

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