Category Archives: hiring strategy

The Ultimate Key to Job Interview Success: Chemistry

Professional Chemistry

In a world where the building of relationships are vital to our professional success, what does it take to get to win a job interview? Chemistry.

That’s not to say that you don’t need some basic skills and/or experience for most jobs – but usually by the time you get to the interview, you’ve been screened for that at least to some extent. But before you can get to any of that, there has to be a feeling that you would be a match for the company as well as the particular department interviewing you.   

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10 Things Recruiters WANT You To Know About Them

Recruiting 101

As corporate recruiters, we hear the misconceptions about who we are and what we do for a living. We want to set the record straight.

And since we are the ones that will ultimately be the person who decides to give you a job offer or not, so please take notes. Here are 10 things you probably don’t know about corporate recruiters… but you should…   

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What Job Seekers Should Know About Current Hiring Trends

Hiring Trends

Many hiring trends come and go, while some others recruiters tend to stick to forever. There are trends with the skill sets of candidates being hired, the means used to hire, and even the steps actual hiring process. To increase their success, job seekers should be aware of these trends.

To get an expert view on current and future hiring trends, we asked Christa Shapiro, a Regional Vice President with Adecco Staffing US, for her thoughts.   

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Current Hiring Trends: Here’s What Job Seekers Must Know

hiring trend

Most hiring trends and recruiters’ preferences come and go, while some tend to stick around for what seems like forever. These trends may include candidates’ skills sets, the means recruiters use to hire, and even the steps in actual hiring process.

In order to have the best possible chance to hear “you’re hired!” candidates must know the current preferences and trends…   

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Trending: Employers Making Job Offers… on Social Media


Just imagine: You’re browsing the usual: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Boom! Up pops a notification from an employer asking, “Will you join our team?”

We spoke with a couple of hiring managers (including Bankey’s boss) who have extended an offer on social media. Read on to find out why a manager would offer a job so publicly…and what can you do to be wooed!   

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5 Ways to Beat the Summer Hiring Slump


There is some truth to the rumor that, for many companies, hiring does slow down from June until the end of August. However, this is less about the needs of an organization slowing, or a seasonal hiring freeze going into effect. The simple truth is that many people take vacation time in the summer, and that often complicates the process of coordinating interviews, team meetings, and other administrative approvals needed to bring on a new hire.

You might be tempted to wait until September to pick your search back up… don’t!   

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