Candidate Experience Articles

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    The One Thing You Should Do for Every Single Job Applicant

    September 1, 2020

    In June, longtime public relations professional Linda Beltran lost her job as the global communications services director for Oracle. The pandemic had all but eliminated the need for her role. Still, she was blindsided. It was the fourth time Linda had lost a job. Three times her position had been cut when the economy floundered and, in the other case, the...

  • I've made it to final round interviews at two companies since I lost my job due to COVID. In both cases, I spent multiple hours on Zoom, crafted and delivered presentations, participated in role plays, and taught myself their software so I could evangelize it in my interviews.  In both cases, I was informed via email that they would not be moving forward. No explanation, no feedback, just "we went another way."  Asking so much of a candidate in preparation of an interview, and then not even picking up the phone to deliver the news is lazy and disrespectful. As a candidate, it's painful under normal circumstances, but especially traumatizing during COVID where we are all feeling insecure, panicked and anxious about our futures.

    In Viral Post, Out-of-Work Recruiter Asks for One Thing

    August 10, 2020

    Recruiter Sophie Symonds has clearly touched a nerve. She wrote a post about losing her job to COVID-19 that has resonated with readers around the world. So far, nearly 8,000 people have commented on it and over 182K people have reacted to it. In a four-paragraph post on LinkedIn, Sophie explained that she had made it to final-round interviews with two companies...

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    5 Ways Companies Are Making Their Remote Candidate Experience Stand Out

    May 7, 2020

    For companies that are currently hiring, providing an exceptional candidate experience may look a little different than it used to. In the age of social distancing, in-person coffee chats, on-site interviews, and lunches with the team are no longer an option. As a result, many companies are finding new ways to make their candidates feel valued — or creative ways...

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    How You Can Provide a Great Candidate Experience When...

    March 23, 2020

    As companies around the globe are asking their employees to work from home, recruiters and talent acquisition teams are quickly...

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    7 Tips for Conducting a Seamless Video Job Interview

    March 12, 2020

    As companies around the globe make adjustments to prioritize the health and safety of their employees and communities amid coronavirus...

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    3 Steps for Writing More Compelling Job Ads That Will 'Hook...

    February 4, 2020

    You may be familiar with the statistic that candidates spend an average of 14 seconds looking at a job description before deciding...