Interview Tips: Mastering a video interview

With the price of airline tickets skyrocketing, many companies are choosing to utilize video conferencing and Skype to interview potential new hires.  There are many pro’s to this method but there are also just as many pitfalls to avoid. A few things to keep in mind: Make sure the lighting is good in the room … Continue reading

To use a headhunter or not to use a headhunter…

I remember being asked this question by a candidate during the crazy days of 2006.  Our country was in the middle of an economic boom.  The 9/11 economic hangover was fading and dot-com bust was a memory.  I made a recruit call one afternoon and a candidate asked me why he would use a headhunter … Continue reading

Personality and Culture in the Workplace

I often tell my clients that one of the key things we focus on besides just skills and experience is finding the candidates who will mesh well with the rest of the team.  Studies have shown that chemistry accounts for more than 60% of the hiring decision.  On the flip side, as a candidate looking … Continue reading

How to answer “Tell me about yourself” during an interview

So, tell me about yourself.  “Well, I grew up in …..my favorite thing to do on the weekends is lay around and watch Three Stooges movies…I have two dogs, a cat and several fish…” This interview question seems to trip up many people during an interview.  How do you answer this question without sounding like … Continue reading

Top 10 ways NOT to get hired on your next IT job interview

10.  Lie on your resume 9. Arrive 20 minutes late to the interview and yawn repeatedly complaining about how late you were up last night watching Jersey Shore episodes on TiVo 8. Continuously check your pager for important “pages” 7. Ask about how soon you can take a vacation after you start 6. Ask if … Continue reading

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