Candidate Experience Articles

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    Should Candidates Be Rejected for Typos? Or Resume Gaps? Or Leaving Their Resumes at Home?

    May 4, 2021

    Imagine you’ve spent the last two weeks screening candidates and have found someone who seems perfect for the job. You bring them in to interview and they blow your expectations out of the water. Then, as they’re leaving, they punch someone in the hallway for absolutely no reason. In that highly improbable scenario, no one would question your decision to...

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    8 Ways Companies Are Making Their Remote Candidate Experience Stand Out

    April 6, 2021

    In the age of social distancing, providing an exceptional candidate experience may look a little different than it used to. With in-person coffee chats, on-site interviews, and lunches with the team no longer an option, many companies are finding new ways to make their candidates feel valued or inventive ways of re-creating these familiar interactions from afar....

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    How EQRx Uses Professional Superpowers to Pair Candidates with the Right Jobs — and Win Their Hearts

    January 20, 2021

    EQRx doesn’t believe in following the pack. The biotech startup was founded with the mission of #RemakingMedicine by developing innovative new drugs at lower costs to benefit patients and society. To find people who would resonate with this mission, EQRx took a similarly innovative approach when designing its career site — creating an interactive Professional...

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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....

  • 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...

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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...