• The 5 Types of People You Should Have On Your Reference List
    You've passed so many tests already—standing out in a pile of resumes, acing a phone interview, surviving multiple rounds of in-person interviews—and now it's time to overcome the final hurdle: the reference check. Hopefully you've already cultivated a well-rounded list of references. If not, her...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • The Art of Asking a Friend to Refer You to Their Company
    Having friends in high places can be a definite benefit when you’re looking for a job referral. Here are some tips that will help you get the referral you want without putting unnecessary strain on the friendship.
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • How to Ensure You Get the Best References You Can
    Not to sound alarmist, but a good reference can be the difference between landing your next job or continuing the search. With references an essential part of any application, you’ll want to ensure you get the best you can. Here’s how.
  • 8 Signs You Are a Top Candidate After the Interview
    Waiting to find out whether you got the job is tough. But interviewers often send strong signals you’ve gotten the job before they give the official word.
  • The Etiquette Of Writing And Receiving Recommendation Letters
    At some point in your career, you'll either need a recommendation letter, or you'll be asked to write one. Probably both. The letter might be part of a grad school application, required for a continuing education scholarship or even part of a job application. Whether you're doing the asking or th...
  • Satisfied or engaged? At Work, the Difference is Huge
    What’s the difference between a satisfied employee and an engaged employee? Is it good enough for employees to be satisfied?
  • Can I Ask My Current Boss For A Letter Of Recommendation?
    Requesting a recommendation can be a delicate conversation no matter who you choose to ask. People are busy, and it’s always a little awkward to seek praise in the form of a letter. But the situation can get especially tricky when the person you want to write your recommendation is your current b...
  • 5 Hacks For Weeding Out Unqualified Candidates
    Depending on the job market and your industry, it's not unreasonable for a single open position to attract upward of 100 candidates, especially if you advertise the position on one of the big job-search websites, where "applying" is as easy as clicking a button. But how can a hiring manager cope ...
  • Do I Need An Employee Referral Program?
    Do you need an employee referral program? Need is a strong word. But could you benefit from an employee referral program? Absolutely. That is, of course, as long as you do it right. The good news is, doing it right is pretty easy. Here’s how.
  • 10 Resume Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid
    Here are the top 10 resume mistakes most people make and how to avoid them.
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • Are You Likable? Hint: It Impacts Your Job Search
    Potential employers will be checking out your work experience, employment history, and education, but they'll be gauging your soft skills too. This includes your likability, which can make or break your chances of getting the job.
  • How Do Employers Win At Finding, Keeping Talent?
    When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, “finder’s keepers” is the name of the game. First, you need to find the right talent. Then you need to keep them.
  • The Worst Hiring Mistakes We’ve Seen
    Lately, it feels like the only thing more difficult than hiring quality applicants is keeping quality employees. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of mis-hires, it’s time to revamp your interviewing practices to bring on more successful candidates. To help, we’re recounting the five worst hi...
  • Employees want a strong culture and a great experience
    The employee experience and employee engagement go together, but they are not the same thing. One is not necessarily better than the other. Continue on to learn more!!!
  • Signs You Are Experiencing Quarantine Fatigue and What to Do
    Working remotely, coupled with government restrictions to isolate people to slow the coronavirus spread, has led many people to develop a condition referred to as quarantine fatigue. Read on to see some of the signs.
  • 5 New Rules to Apply to Your Job Search
    Here are five new rules you need to follow to make your job search successful in 2019 and beyond.