How To Effectively Use Texting As Part of The Hiring Process

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The vast majority of businesses are now using texting as a part of their hiring process. Texting is a lot like email: it’s a fast, informal way to connect with a candidate. Most people today prefer to get a text rather than a call. It’s unobtrusive, doesn’t put them under the gun, and lets them… Read more »

6 Tips to Hire the Right Person for a Technology Position

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Hiring for technology jobs is a challenging task. With the market as competitive as it is, and so many new technologies emerging, it can be difficult to really zero in to the employees that are going to stay for the long haul. Here are a few ways that you can tell whether a candidate is… Read more »

Is Your Job Resume Too Long? Why the Length Matters to Interviewers

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First of all: it’s not the end of the world if your resume is longer than a single page. But having a resume that’s too long can dramatically reduce your chances of interview. Apart from a few niche industries, the average resume should be no longer than 600 words. Here’s what you need to know.  How Long… Read more »

How To Interview Like A Pro

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The rules of job-hunting sound pretty simple, don’t they?  Make sure your resume is free of typos and fluff, showcase your achievements and credentials in an elegant cover letter, and wait for the interview requests to come rolling in.  If you are well-qualified for the job, you may feel pretty confident until the phone starts… Read more »

Tempted to Lie on Your Resume? Here Are Some Better Options

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In a recent article, it was reported that 1 in 3 job applicants lie on their resume. Are you one of them? Speaking as a manager, discovering false information on a resume is sufficient reason to reject a candidate outright. Before you include false information on your resume, consider the following: Employers know that life… Read more »

Is Your Body Language Speaking Louder Than Your Words?

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We tend to focus on words in job interviews and important professional meetings. Body language and nonverbal communication, however, play an essential part in our ability to achieve our goals. For maximum positive impact in these high-stakes business situations, it’s important to master these 4 areas: 1) Personal appearance. While it’s not necessary to dress… Read more »

Honesty and Organization is “Key” in Your Job Search

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Two Roads Professional Resources Technical Recruiter Crystal Romero shares some advice on the importance of communication and organization during your job search. When working with recruiters, it’s important to be as direct and honest as possible to avoid embarrassing situations both with the client company and your recruiter. One example is keeping track of where… Read more »

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

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Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, “Do you have any questions for me?” is almost always a waste of time. Thought so. The problem is most candidates don’t actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by… Read more »