Recruiting Tips Articles

  • 5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

    May 6, 2019

    Imagine you were trying to convince someone like Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk to join your company (just go with me on this). Knowing that they’re busy people who must be inundated with messages, the vast majority of which they don’t read, you wouldn’t dream of sending them a boring, templated, predictable email. No, you’d pull out all the stops to...

  • 8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

    April 1, 2019

    Over the past 40 years, I have reviewed at least 30,000 resumes and LinkedIn profiles and personally interviewed over 5,000 job candidates. After tracking the subsequent performance of hundreds of these people, it became apparent that there were clues in the resume and work history that accurately predicted the likelihood the person would be successful even in...

  • How to Avoid Common Recruiter Fails, According to Stacy Zapar

    March 28, 2019

    Before you continue reading, get ready to cringe — and maybe laugh at yourself. Because according to industry leader Stacy Zapar, every recruiter is guilty of at least some of the mistakes on this list. Yes, even her. A “self-proclaimed recruiting nerd,” Stacy is the founder of The Talent Agency, a recruiting consultancy and R4R search firm that helps companies...

  • Candidates Must Answer Yes to These 10 Questions Before You...

    March 19, 2019

    Whether a person will accept a job offer, reject it, or back out later should never come as a surprise. Any surprise factor can be...

  • The 7 Questions That Will Take Your Reference Calls From...

    February 6, 2019

    What question do you always ask when checking references for someone you’re considering hiring? Let’s say you’re going to hire a...

  • How to Build a Personal Brand That Will Impress Even Oprah

    January 10, 2019

    When you hear the name Oprah Winfrey, several things spring to mind: her “favorite things,” her book club, and most importantly her...