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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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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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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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Resume Summary Statement

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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Resume Chopping Block: What To Cut

Resume Chopping Block: What To Cut When completing or updating a resume for a prospective job search, most applicants give it their all – literally. In hoping to present their comprehensive skills, experience and education –  the first instinct is often to include every detail. While the intense effort is commendable, a resume that appears…

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Successful Phone Interview

Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

This fall, the Bay Area reached an economic milestone, housing a record 4 million jobs and boasting the most vigorous hiring month in several years. While this feat is big news for the economy, it is daunting for candidates competing within the nation’s oft-named most favorable job market. Due to the large number of applications…

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The Video Interview

The Video Interview: Where The Most Mistakes Are Made

Video interviews are quite often where the rubber meets the road. While this step in the employment journey might feel equally paramount to an in-person dialogue, what can happen is quite different because of where it happens. There isn’t a great deal of room for technical error when you are sitting across the table from…

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Hiring For Potential: 8 Keys to Success

Hiring For Potential: 8 Keys To Success We have all heard the modern-day philosophy about hiring for attitude and training for skill, but it is far easier said than done. After all, it is hard enough to hire ‘the right person’, especially when you are choosing from candidates who may not have the exact skills…

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