Archive for July, 2014

Microsoft Layoffs and how candidates can bounce back Here in Seattle, Washington the big news this past week was the Microsoft layoffs of close to 18,000 employees and vendors. This is huge number for any company but until something like this happens in your city, it is an easy topic to read and forget. When […]

Ignoring recruiters, candidates going dark Don’t ignore recruiters.  If you are interviewing with a company for a job, it is imperative that you respond to the recruiter in a timely manner throughout the entire process.  As a person that is reaching out to candidates, I know that HR has a reputation for not returning phone […]

Tough interview question The classic “Tell me what you know about our company” should not be a tough interview question. With preparation it should be very easy and is one we know we should absolutely expect in any job interview.  I ask it of every candidate that interviews with us and I do this for one […]

Closing the job interview We all know that closing the job interview is a critical piece to the interview process. I read and hear many well-intentioned closing statements when reading cover letters and interviewing candidates.  How many of us have said or listed the following in a cover letter or stated the below when closing the job […]

Secrets about interview feedback After I deliver the “We are going with another candidate message”, I receive request for interview feedback on a regular basis. It may be my boyish good looks which lures candidates into thinking I am a softy and will help them out, so I thought it is only fair to blow the […]

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