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Overcoming Overqualified

At some point in your career, there may be a position you want that an employer believes you’re overqualified for. While some might say that’s a compliment because it shows that you have solid work experience, it may feel like nails on a chalkboard because...

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What is a Behavioral Interview

What is a Behavioral Interview

Most people know how to prepare for a job interview – they ready themselves to talk about their strengths, weaknesses, former job responsibilities and hopes for the future. But candidates should also be prepared to answer behavioral interview questions....

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The Hidden Costs of Hiring

We recently sat down with the CEO of an insurance firm who was struggling to fill a key sales position. The spot had been empty for three months and she was ready to bring on a recruiting partner to help fill the role. By asking a few questions, we...

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Job Fair Resume Tips

Job Fair Resume Tips

In our last blog, we looked at how pre-planning will help you get the most out of a job fair. Your pre-planning should include knowing the route to the event, making sure your clothes are appropriate, having a rehearsed elevator pitch, and coming equipped...

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The Benefits of Flextime

The Benefits of Flextime

I don't know why I have known the chorus to Dolly Parton's hit song 9 to 5 for as long as I can remember, but I have. I'm pretty sure I never saw the movie of the same name (featuring Dolly, as well as Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), or was exposed to the...

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Post-Interview Follow-Up Etiquette

Post-Interview Follow-Up Etiquette

Our most recent blogs were devoted to an interview that took place on HBO's Game of Thrones. This "interview" did not follow the standard interview process protocol, as the candidate got the job and started the job during the interview. This is great, but...

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The Four B’s of Interviewing

The Four B’s of Interviewing

Great interview preparation advice is great interview preparation advice, whether it comes from an expert in the field or, as in the case in this video below, a team of YouTube puppets. In this video, Mario and Fafa the Groundhog from the YouTube channel...

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5 Questions to Ask When Staffing an HR Generalist

Human Resources are vital to an organization's success. Effective management of human resources is necessary for all organizations in order to ensure that the right people are doing the right type of job in the organization. Since organizations are giving...

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How to Interview Receptionist Candidates

How to Interview Receptionist Candidates

Though essential to a well-running office, the receptionist position’s importance often gets overlooked. However, a quality, well-trained receptionist is key: he or she shapes a business’s image, creates efficiency, and serves as the public face of the...

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