The Recruiter Diaries: Interview Mistakes

As a recruiter, you get to see the most dreadful, surprising and sometimes hilarious candidate interview mistakes imaginable. The workforce might be evolving, but the mistakes of today pretty much line up with the interview mistakes people have been making for decades. Here’s what some of today’s recruiters have endured throughout their careers in recruiting.

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Why Your ATS Needs an Interview Scheduling Solution

Interviewing is like trying to find something to watch on Netflix. You spend all this time, energy and brainpower perusing the endless list of shows and movies and every once in awhile something catches your eye, but you’re too afraid to commit because you don’t want to be disappointed. You wish someone could just make up your mind for you! By the end of it, you’ve started the first season of some obscure sci-fi show, wondering if you’ve made the right choice...and you didn’t. Add other people into the mix and it gets even more complicated. 

The point is A LOT goes into interviewing: choosing candidates, coordinating schedules, preparing questions, following up and a laundry list of other things. So, as a recruiter or hiring manager, you’ll do just about anything to make the process quicker and more efficient. Enter interview scheduling. You probably already have an ATS. If you’re really ahead of the game, your ATS of choice has a built-in interview scheduling solution, like ours! Here’s why you should seriously think about (or be grateful for) having this kind of solution embedded within your ATS.

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Interviews, new hiring technology

Jobseekers, You’re Hurting Your Chances

As the CEO of a company, I find myself knee-deep in resumes from everyone from the local mail carrier to my second cousin twice removed. I spend countless hours on LinkedIn and I’ve interviewed, hired and screened more people than I care to count. Helping people find their calling in life is truly a great feeling and I’m going to let you in a little secret, we want you to succeed in the interview process! We really do!

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Personalize Your Applicant Screening Process for Better Results

The hiring process can be nerve-wracking for candidates. They can wait weeks to hear back about jobs, if at all. Good employers make the hiring process as easy on candidates as possible, and this means more than creating automatic forms. It means developing a more personal experience from start to finish. Make yourself a better employer, find better candidates, hire better employees by keeping these few things in mind.

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Recruiting, Interviews

Treat Your Candidates Like Customers for a Better Candidate Experience

Job seekers essentially “shop” around for the right job. They look through job ad after job ad to find the position that sounds just right. Candidates are the customers of your recruitment department; recruiters have to fundamentally sell the role to acquire their desired talent pool… their target market. In order to build a better candidate experience, think about the candidates as customers. Look for yourself at some stats that indicate how important calculated recruitment efforts are.

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Recruiting, Interviews, Employment, Employer Branding, Workplace, Candidate Experience, HR

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