Tag Archives: recruiters

The 5 Qualities That Make You an ‘A’ Player Candidate

5 Qualities Expected of Top Candidates

For many companies, hiring the best and the brightest is not an option — it’s an absolute necessity. They are all working from the same playbook: “Only hire ‘A’ players.” Of course! Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make a company successful?

So… how can you be recognized an a top performer? As an ‘A’ player?   

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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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Why Recruiters Ask The 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions

Toughest Job Interview Questions

During a job interview, there are five questions you must absolutely be ready to answer.

Why these five? Because recruiters and hiring managers have come to count on them as the best possible way to gauge your confidence, passion, sincerity and knowledge of the role for which you’ve applied as well as the mission of the company…   

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Job Search Stalled: What You’re Doing Wrong On LinkedIn


In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative.    

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5 Traits Recruiters Look for When Finding Passive Candidates


It is no secret. In these times, no job is permanent. If a public company has a few bad quarters, you are dispensable. If the economy starts going south, the company “has to make difficult decisions”. Believe me when I say to you, it is in your best interest to always be a passive candidate.

What is a passive candidate? You aren’t really looking for a job, but are always open to looking a great opportunity…   

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6 Steps to a Cover Letter Recruiters Will Actually Read

Send a Cover Letter a Recruiter Will Read

Despite all the work you put into it, your cover letter may not get read. Recruiters just don’t seem to want to take the time, at least until your resume passes their 6-second test.

But what if the recruiter does go to read your cover letter, and it isn’t there, or is done poorly? Now, you’ve wasted an opportunity to impress… and you immediately go to the “no, thank you” pile on the recruiter’s desktop…   

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