3 Questions Freakin’ Awesome Candidates Ask

Key Traction-Point: An interview is an invitation to engage in a meaningful conversation, not just to ask and answer the same ol’ boring questions. “You know you’re in an enhanced interview when there is actual dialogue – give and take. “Hiring managers – in order to pull top talent out of their current company you not …

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Stupid Interview Questions are Just Plain Stupid

I’ve long felt that so-called “oddball” interview questions are just plain stupid. They do little, if anything, to improve applicant vetting and selection and make the people that ask them — and the companies they work for — seem pompous, boorish, and ridiculous. Glassdoor, “a free jobs and career community that offers the world an …

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Employers Hire People They Want To Be Friends With

“Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but when it comes to landing certain positions, new research shows that considerable weight is put on whether the interviewer would like to have a beer with the interviewee…” Continue reading …

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When it comes to salary negotiations, ask for a precise number

“Next time you’re negotiating, don’t offer up a round number. Pick a precise one instead. “Because if you give a specific figure in euros or dollars or yen, you’ll look more intelligent and informed—and likely end up with a better outcome, according to new research from Columbia Business School.” Continue reading at: Quartz.

How do you attract, develop and retain the best people in IT?

Hayley W recently asked LinkedIn’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network Group: “How do you attract, develop and retain the best people in IT?” Here’s how I answered the question: One of the very best ways to ATTRACT the best people in IT is, simply enough, to offer significant resume-building experiences as a central part of each position, …

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Keep Networking on the Job | WSJ.com

“Many job hunters will typically ease up on their networking efforts once they land a new position. But maintaining a professional network while employed is the best way to prepare for the next unexpected job loss or advancement opportunity.” Examples include “phone calls, emails and live meetings,” as well as several other easily doable – …

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