Archive for January 2010

Where's Your Peanut Butter: Unconventional Interview Questions that Uncover Key Skills

by Nanci Lamborn – Writer/Blogger/HR Practitioner – BrightMove Recruiting Software We’ve seen several articles recently about the rise of unconventional recruiting methods (http://tinyurl.com/kuq4yc) and off-the-wall interview questions (http://tinyurl.com/yz9kg5s) that are now gaining notoriety (http://tinyurl.com/yj4to9b). Some job seekers on the hunt are taking offense and complaining that questions like Microsoft’s “Why is a manhole cover round?”…

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If Obama Was My Applicant: Has Face Value Killed Good Recruiting?

by Michael Brandt – BrightMove Recruiting Software I am on a plane right now and got  an urge to write something that I find very important not only in recruitment, but in how people evaluate and judge applicants and people in general. I use the analogy of President Obama simply because we are in a…

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Why I'm Afraid of Monster!

Like some of you I have several new jobs that I need to get filled—nothing that my seasoned and experienced professional HR-type self shouldn’t consider to be a walk in the park. Thankfully I’m usually well equipped. I have several personal job posting favorites like small (often free) localized job boards and social networking groups…

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Overalls, Anyone? What’s Happening to our Work Ethic?!

by Nanci Lamborn – BrightMove Recruiting Software “I’m sorry. I really need to stop you there.” I was right in the middle of an interview, explaining in detail the job description, work environment, and company culture to the candidate. On paper this applicant looked like an ideal match, and after the usual grueling question and…

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