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If you can’t find the people to hire, you are not really looking says author Mandy Johnson

If you can’t fill job vacancies, it is probably not the case that there aren’t enough good people around. It may be that you lack imagination. Consultant and author Mandy Johnson, who is credited with creating the Flight Centre “hiring … Continue reading


Top 10 competencies for procurement professionals

Doing a good interview isn’t rocket science, it’s mainly about knowing in advance what you’re going to say. If you’ve been called for interview the company obviously likes the look of your CV. Essentially then, on paper you can do … Continue reading


A 90-Day Plan: The Key To Getting An Offer

Want to make a good impression during your interview with the hiring manager? Come in prepared to answer and ask thought-provoking questions. Want to make an even bigger impression on the hiring manager and differentiate yourself from the other candidates? … Continue reading


One Awesome Interview Technique to Start Using

Eventually almost every interview turns into a question-and-answer session. You ask a question. The candidate answers as you check a mental tick-box (good answer? bad answer?) You quickly go to the next question. And the next question. And the next. … Continue reading


How I Hire: To Transform a Company, Don’t Hire From Within

What do Marissa Mayer of Yahoo!, Alan Mulally of Ford, Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab, Greg Maffei of Liberty Media, Mark Murphy of the Green Bay Packers, Dave Calhoun of Nielsen, and Gail McGovern of the American Red … Continue reading


Creative Ways to Recruit New Talent

FP7, an ad agency in Dubai, used a creative way to recruit new creative talent that it boasts eliminated agency fees yet left some wondering at the expense of it all. From Adweek.com comes the story that FP7 took “a … Continue reading


How To Hire For A Role That Doesn’t Exist

From time to time when you are involved in the recruiting process, an exceptional individual will come along that really stands out from the rest of the pack. It is normally during the first meeting when you can just tell … Continue reading


Selling Your Company During The Recruiting Process

In business, the companies that hire the best employees are the companies that win. Though the concept sounds simplistic, executing on it is an entirely different story. Despite the advent of job boards and increasing usage of social media sites, … Continue reading


What’s the Optimum Time of Day To Interview?

With the job market being so competitive, job seekers need to be employing the latest, most powerful interview techniques to get ahead of the competition. One interesting technique that can provide an edge is interviewing at the optimal time to … Continue reading


Interview Like a Rock Star

As a candidate you are only as desirable as the potential you project during the interview process. Because this first impression is truly the definitive factor that determines whether you will or will not receive the job offer, there is … Continue reading


LinkedIn: More than Your Average Social Media

Nearly 1 in 4 people in the world have some form of social media. This means that if you are using your social media accounts for professional purposes, they have to stand out. They need to be professional. The recruiter’s … Continue reading


How I Hire: Focus On Personality

POSTED BY: RICHARD BRANSON There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success. However, the best … Continue reading


How You Can Find Top Talent With Social Media Recruitment

To find top talent and the best fit for your company, you have to go where the best hang out. Your next great hire may be at a local job fair or on CareerBuilder.com, but social networks like Facebook and … Continue reading


In Job Interviews, Body Language Louder than Verbal Language

There’s an old maxim that says, “It’s not what you say. It’s how you say it.” Well, in a job interview it can be twisted around to, “It’s not what you say. It’s how your body talks.” What you do … Continue reading


Two Key Factors For Employers In Talent Recruitment And Retention

Of all challenges facing today’s employers, one stands out: Find and acquire talent. And for a good reason: talented employees are in limited supply, and very much in demand. That’s why recruiting these employees can be quite costly, especially for … Continue reading


Your Next Job Application Could Be Via Smartphone

According to Kiplinger’s Economic Outlooks, 2.3 million new net jobs will be created in the U.S. in 2014. Add that to a recent CareerBuilder survey, which indicates two in five professionals plan to change jobs before the end of the … Continue reading


Drop These Words from Your Résumé (And Replace Them with Better Ones)

Hiring managers spend an average of six seconds scanning your résumé, and according to a 2012 study by The Ladders that tracked eye movement, the middle section on the far left of the page gets the most eyeball time. Based … Continue reading