The Candidate Experience: Turning Candidates into Brand Ambassadors

Usually I like to write for job seekers and career navigators. Today's post is meant for the recruiter's perspective, but touches on an issue that job seekers have been complaining about since the beginning of time - and rightfully so. This post originally appeared on TheLadders RectuitBlog. See the original post here. As recruiters, we … Continue reading The Candidate Experience: Turning Candidates into Brand Ambassadors

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How Pushy Should My Thank-You Note Be?

A reader writes: I interviewed for a job with a company I used to work for. I know many people still at the company & am friends with the VP who interviewed me. Yesterday she emailed saying I did not have the typical experience that they’re looking for and thus the higher-ups in corporate would not accept … Continue reading How Pushy Should My Thank-You Note Be?

Don’t Phone In Your Next Phone Interview

You know that feeling when you walk into a great restaurant and you get the first whiff of intermingling smells coming from the kitchen and from the plates of various satisfied diners? You know how hungry that can make you, how it makes you want to dive into a big plate of whatever even before … Continue reading Don’t Phone In Your Next Phone Interview

Know When to Fold ‘Em – Admitting That You’re Not Getting the Job

Recruiters love a job seeker with energy and passion. Really, we do. I personally love to see someone with a fire and a drive for the job, for the company, and for his or her career. This energy manifests itself in many ways throughout the interview process. It can come across in a great and … Continue reading Know When to Fold ‘Em – Admitting That You’re Not Getting the Job

The Questions You Need to Ask in an Interview

We all know that when you’re interviewing for a job, it’s all about the answers you give. Right? If that was true, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Sure, answering questions that show your experience, knowledge and general ability to string two sentences together back-to-back is an important part of the interview process. But don’t … Continue reading The Questions You Need to Ask in an Interview

How to Stand Out (the Right Way) at a Job Fair

For years, I held onto the notion that job fairs were a complete waste of time for everyone involved. For job seekers it was a waste because you get to meet a bunch of companies that you probably don’t want to work for, and have to suffer through your “elevator pitch” and your whole dog-and-pony … Continue reading How to Stand Out (the Right Way) at a Job Fair

Taking My Own Advice – The Job Search, Part 2

In the last installment of this piece I told you about all the things I had gotten wrong in my job search. As I said, it was a learning experience. Thankfully, however, I wasn't wrong about everything. There were a few things that I had right. What I knew I knew: One resume isn't enough. … Continue reading Taking My Own Advice – The Job Search, Part 2