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Category: Hiring Tips

8 Things You Must Know When Working With a Recruiter or Choosing A Staffing Firm

So, you have decided to make a career change and find a new job. Suddenly you find yourself spending an innate amount of time searching job boards, talking to former colleagues, tweeting members of trade associations, networking with personal contacts and hoping that you will see the perfect job posted online, or that someone you know can suggest something terrific for you through their own circles.

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Building Job Search Momentum

Like many of life’s endeavors, it takes a certain amount of momentum to really get going. As a college student, my least favorite part of any class was always the beginning. I didn’t have a firm grasp of what was expected and I wasn’t yet in the groove as far as assignments and studying. I always went through a bit of a learning curve to get a feel for expectations though once I had that knowledge, it was generally smooth sailing until the end of the semester.

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Screen IN, Not OUT

There’s an old parenting tip that advises catching a child doing something good, instead of bad. It’s based on the premise of using positive reinforcement to change behavior, versus ruling by fear and negativity. Hiring can be a little like that too.

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Managing Your Skype Interview

Get your webcam ready – it’s the newest “must have” item in your job search toolkit. Screening prospective hires online saves employers time, distance and money. The Skype interview gives the interviewer a chance to gauge body language, reaction time, communication skills and gain a visual impression for quickly evaluating a candidate and deciding who moves on to the next step and who does not.

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