Is the Resume Actually Extinct? Here’s a Clue

Is the Resume Actually Extinct? Here’s a Clue

Heard the one about the resume? According to pundits, analysts and even some frustrated job seekers… it’s doomed to extinction. But despite all the rumblings about its demise, the resume has been and continues to be a must-have for hiring managers and recruiters, stymieing the naysayers even in the face of video interviewing, electronic communication and this generation’s 500 lb gorilla, LinkedIn. How does it keep hanging on year after year, and why all the resume hate? Well, I’ll give you a clue… It was Colonel Mustard… Can you tell if a candidate is a good fit or bad fit in the first 5 minutes? Then you’re part of the lucky half who say they can. Currently, employers are trending towards hiring for a candidate’s personality, not just their potential resume qualities. Although hiring professionals still hire for skills and experience, these candidate attributes aren’t the sole deciding factor anymore […]

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How Do You Communicate with Job Seekers?

How Do You Communicate with Job Seekers?

Employer branding truly revolves around one thing. Relationships with candidates. How you build that relationship gives job seekers a window into the company culture and their fit within the organization. Communication with job seekers is vital to the recruitment process. Job descriptions, emails, phone calls, and interviews all give light to how the company functions. Live and One-Way interviews even give candidates aren’t close to the organization the same opportunities as a candidate who resides within the same zip code as the organization. Video interview technology can be used for more than just interviews. Recruiters and hiring managers can use them to keep in contact with candidates throughout the hiring process. One-Way videos don’t have to be just a screening method. Companies can use them to perpetuate their employer brand and enhance their branding strategy. Genuine words are honest words “Recruiters are also turning to video conferencing applications and newer […]

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6 Skills You Didn’t Know Employers Look For

6 Skills You Didn’t Know Employers Look For

While the history on your resume is impressive, that’s not all it takes to get the job. Soft skills – truly the foundational job requirements – aren’t skills everyone has. Employers can teach the hard skills, technical and job-specific abilities, but they can’t teach soft skills. Recruiters and hiring managers are on the lookout for these during the interview. Today’s candidate needs developed interpersonal communication skills. Why do so many recruiters and hiring managers feel these skills are more important? Every profession has a set of soft skills to serve as a foundation for professional decorum. In fact, 77% of employers say they are looking for candidates with soft skills. Over three-quarters… that’s a vast majority. What are soft skills? Having soft skills means you’re dependable, a problem solver, flexible, creative and a good fit for the company’s culture. Hiring managers also look for soft skills like having the ability […]

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Not All Video Interviewing Platforms Were Created Equal

Not All Video Interviewing Platforms Were Created Equal

Walking around the expo hall, Harry saw a booth advertising the latest and greatest company video option… and another… and another. There were other booths there, ATS vendors, litigation mediators, and even some companies with apps to help increase team efficiency. What he noticed more than anything was the amount of video interviewing platforms. Harry couldn’t help but wonder, “What makes this guy different than the one next to him?” That’s a good question Harry… a very good question. With the explosion of the internet, video interviewing services have popped up all over. There are free software options and paid platforms, the choice all depends upon what you’re looking for in a professional interviewing and screening platform. Although we are one of many, not all platforms were created equal. What’s the Difference? Many video interviewing companies say they “shorten the interview process.” GreenJobInterview only abbreviates the interviewing process, which saves […]

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The Space Cowboys of Video Interviewing

The Space Cowboys of Video Interviewing

Willie Nelson would be disappointed. We are not going to be On the Road Again, anytime soon. It’s the space age. NASA sent some space cowboys off in an expeditionary effort to gain more knowledge of our world with a greater vantage point. GRACE – NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment twin satellites – has been looking at the world’s resources from a distance since May of 2002. Similarly, interviewing has taken a broader scope, searching for an exploratory method of talent acquisition. The internet gives employers a GRACE-like perspective of potential candidates using their resumes as satellite pinpoints to gather the information on the best and most qualified candidates. Why look at a city when an entire continent is at your disposal? Twenty years ago, unless you knew someone who had the qualities you needed, finding candidates outside the tri-state area was difficult. With the growth of technology, the tides have turned. Recruiters […]

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