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If you’re reading this article, then chances are you’re looking for a new job and want to whip your resume into shape. But lots of questions can arise as you begin to do that. After all, most of us aren’t career coaches or resume experts. Job hunters frequently ask one common question: how far back should a resume go? As in, should you list all of your work history – even if it stretches on for years – or should you be more selective?
As a hiring manager tasked with making major decisions, it's easy to target a college degree as a way of saying yes, this candidate is qualified. I mean, how many times have we seen candidates without degrees try to squeeze their way into positions that they aren't qualified for. In fact, many hiring managers (maybe like yourself) believe that college degrees make candidates more job-ready. However, the current job market has shifted so much recently that it begs the question
We all know one of the biggest downfalls of a successful recruiting and hiring process is the amount of time it takes to hire someone. The time it takes to hire is sometimes completely out of line with applicant's expectations, creating a huge gap between candidates and businesses. Meanwhile, most recruiters and hiring managers don't even notice that they're taking too long. They have been fighting the symptoms of a too-long-hiring process without addressing the problem at the root. Here, we will expose some of those symptoms and offer solutions to help shorten your hiring process.
Everyone's interview process is unique in some form or fashion. Like most, your interview process is crafted so you can get the most information out of your candidates to increase hiring confidence and make the right hiring decisions. However, there are often small problems in interview processes that could ultimately affect the success of hiring decisions.
The goal of an interview is to evaluate candidates based on their skills, personality, and knowledge. You want to choose the BEST candidate from your candidate pool, so the interview is something you can't mess up. As you begin planning your interview process, one of the major decisions you'll face is whether the interview should be a structured vs unstructured interview. So let's take a dive into the differences and sort out which circumstances warrant which interview process.
Imagine you’re in an elevator with the CEO of your dream company and you get to talking. The conversation is going well and you start to imagine yourself working for their company when the CEO turns around and asks you “tell me a bit about yourself.” Would this catch you off guard or would you be able to give a clear and succinct description of who you are?