Archive for October 2010

Show Me the Money: Long-Term Unemployed May Be Holding Out for Pay

The current economic situation has made screening resumes more difficult for recruiters. Today, a large employment gap is commonplace and the percentage of applicants that are currently unemployed is significantly higher than just a few years ago. The first inclination may be to write off applicants whose last full-time employment was a year ago or more. However, dig a little deeper into why they have remained unemployed all this time and the answer may surprise you.

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Us vs You: Pros and Cons of the Panel Interview

There are advantages and disadvantages to all interview formats. Deciding how to conduct these candidate “meet & greets” relies on a wealth of factors: company industry, the position being filled, the position of the interviewer, interviewer personality, timeframe availability, etc. There’s also the small matter of “who will actually conduct the interview?”

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