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3 Things to Never Say During an Interview

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no secret that there is an art to interviewing. Gone are the days of circling a “Help Wanted” ad in the newspaper, listing your qualifications to the manager and landing the job on the spot. Becoming a highly effective interviewer takes practice.

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting The Job

BlueWave Resource Partners

The interview went well. You confidently answered all of their questions. You dressed to the nines and brought extra copies of your resume. And yet…they didn’t hire you. Why not? How is that possible? I did everything right! As a recruiter, day in and day out, I work with strong, sharp, and very well-suited individuals. They’re perfect on paper, present themselves well in an professional setting and heck, from afar, they could be considered one of those purple squirrel unicorn things.

A Letter From Your Recruiter

BlueWave Resource Partners

Dear Reader, I could create a whole separate post about the stigmas, assumptions, bad experiences, and myths surrounding recruiters. Maybe when I have 53 hours to set aside. But what I want to discuss today are our intentions. And perspective. From the recruiter seat.

How To Prevent Interview Exhaustion

BlueWave Resource Partners

Interviewing over and over again can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. Whether you are going through multiple rounds for one position or running through a bunch of first interviews, the more interviews you do, the more likely you are to become worn out.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Looking For A Job? Clean Up Your Social Media

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s 2019. We all have social media accounts. If you’re anything like me, social media is an outlet for goofy nonsense with your friends, coupled lightly with news updates and old Facebook groups from high school.

Struggling To Hire? This Could Be Why…

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no surprise that hiring is difficult. Mixing together qualifications, urgency to fill, culture fit, budget, etc. it becomes a very complex and frankly crazy process sometimes. As a hiring manager or company owner, there’s a good chance you’ve had difficulty filling a job (or several) and at some point, you probably had a moment where you literally just thought “ WHY IS THIS SO HARD? ”.

Putting In Your Notice 101

BlueWave Resource Partners

You got a new job, congratulations! That’s always exciting. Now you’re faced with the infamous conversation: putting in your notice. If done incorrectly, putting in your notice can be awkward and scary.

The Most Common Interview Mistakes Made By Companies

BlueWave Resource Partners

The interview process has a purpose. Otherwise, we would simply hire people from their resume, right? Companies need to validate a candidate’s skillset and qualifications for the position, first and foremost.

Ask A Recruiter: Scheduling Job Interviews When I Have A Job?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Great question. With unemployment rates at a staggering low , hiring managers and recruiters are struggling to find talent now more than ever. It used to be that the “Best of the Best” were employed with exceptional companies, but now it’s basically everyone.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Why You Shouldn’t Tackle Hiring Alone

BlueWave Resource Partners

Hiring is hard. Building a team is hard. In fact, nobody said it was easy. But here’s the thing: so many companies think it is. Finding talent is a skillset and one that not everybody has. Figuring out what works is more than just checking boxes on experience. It’s the art of blending skills, intuition, and understanding a company environment in order to produce a successful individual. Putting these pieces together into a professional creates what makes a successful recruiter.

Ask A Recruiter: I’m Definitely Overqualified. Why Won’t They Hire Me?

BlueWave Resource Partners

This is a sticky subject, but something that I’m very passionate about. As a recruiter, this is a difficult conversation to navigate unless you have an open and honest relationship with your candidates. Far too often, people will reach out to recruiters (or apply directly) for jobs that they are severely overqualified for; ie. a VP of Sales applying to an entry level business development representative.

Working Remote: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no secret that companies are migrating to flexible work schedules for employees, including flex hours and more specifically, working from home.

The A to Z Guide to a Smart Job Search

BlueWave Resource Partners

Because everyone loves a good list that uses the alphabet, am I right? A – ATS: Companies use these databases to collect resumes and candidate data. If applying online, keep keywords in mind to optimize your resume and make it easier to search. .

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Ask A Recruiter: What’s The Difference Between Contract And Direct Hire?

BlueWave Resource Partners

GREAT QUESTION. For job seekers, this can be a new and sometime confusing conversation to have, especially if you’re used to a regular salaried position. It’s becoming more mainstream for companies to utilize contract employment, especially with sales and development roles. There are benefits to contract and direct hire, for both employers and candidates. But let’s break this down further: Direct Hire.

Get Your Linkedin Together, People.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Gone are the days of looking in the “Wanted” ads for a new position. Job boards are still going strong but it’s safe to say that Linkedin has risen to the top for job seekers and employers as a medium to connect. Linkedin is not only a job hub, but a social network.

Taking An Actual Break During Lunch: A Concept

BlueWave Resource Partners

The average number of hours we have in the work week. Some people even more, but let’s take 40 hours for argument’s sake. Seems like a lot of time, would you agree? Almost two full days of work activities, and let’s be honest and say that we are NOT all working those full 40 hours.

Ask A Recruiter: I’m Not Interested In The Job Anymore. Now What?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Let’s set the scene: A recruiter reaches out to you about a new opportunity that was never on your radar. It seems fascinating and you hear them out. Sure enough, you decide to move forward with the process and interview with the company… Long story short: It was not what you expected. You didn’t connect with the team. The job wasn’t what you thought it’d be. You’re just not into it. Now what? — Communicate. Well duh, Devan. No, not duh.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

No Call, No Show? No Job. Anywhere.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Picture this: You have an interview scheduled with Company A. You were really excited about the position in the beginning, but after having some time to research and think about the opportunity more, you decide you are no longer interested. What do you do?

Give A Recruiter 5 Minutes, Here’s Why.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Does this sound familiar? *1 1 New Message*. “Hi Mark, I came across your profile and thought you’d be a great fit for a Marketing Director role with one of my local clients. Do you have 5 minutes to hop on a quick call, would love to share more information! Thanks,” — Would you answer this? Would you give them 5 minutes? Speaking realistically, most people would not give this message the time of day. If anything, chalk it up to a quick “not interested” Ok.

Saas Sales: How To Hire

BlueWave Resource Partners

The Saas (Software As A Service) industry is growing like a wild fire. Companies are evolving their offerings to a subscription-based service and it has completely changed the game withing software sales. As with any industry, the lifeblood of a Saas company is their sales team.

Dress to Impress. Just Not a Suit.

BlueWave Resource Partners

“What should I wear to my interview?” is becoming a more and more common question. It used to be commonplace that an in-person interview meant dress to the nines, full business suit, with all the bells and whistles. What’s changed? Companies!

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Hiring Managers, Don’t Blow Your Interview.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Locking down an interview is hard enough; wouldn’t we all agree? Either one of two things usually occur: 1.) You apply for the job independently, follow up and follow up, and by golly, someone shockingly responds to you and wants to set up an interview! You are working with a recruiter that has done everything in their power to present you in the best light, talk you up, coordinate schedules, and land you that moment you’ve been hoping for.

Ask A Recruiter: Why Can’t You Tell Me The Name Of The Company?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Ah, good question. Let’s put this into context for everyone: {Opens inbox on Linkedin}. Recruiter: Hi Molly! I hope you’re having a great day! I’m working on a Sales Manager position with a technology company and your experience really aligned with what they are looking for! Would you have some time to speak more about the opportunity? Candidate: I might be interested…what’s the name of the company? … Candidate: Hello?

Developing Your Personal Brand On Linkedin

BlueWave Resource Partners

Linkedin is one of the most powerful networking and job search tools right now. Not to mention it’s FREE! Linkedin has become a hub for career success stories, new clients & partnerships, and a wonderful community to meet likeminded individuals.

The best recruiter is not always the best manager!

Greg Savage

Perhaps the most common mistake in Agency recruitment. The biggest biller is promoted to lead other recruiters. It can work, but mostly it is a disaster because the skills and competencies required for success are so different! VIEW VIDEO. Short and strong.(2

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Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

Recruiters. You must ask this one question.

Greg Savage

The biggest cause of recruiting screw-ups is recruiters making assumptions. And we make them every day. So much angst and wailing over things gone wrong, and the unfairness of it all! All blamed on ‘bad luck’, flaky candidates and fickle clients. But it’s not bad luck at all. It’s bad recruiting.

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30% of Agencies report a decline in profit. Here is why.

Greg Savage

2018 was a great year for the recruitment agency industry in Australia and New Zealand. 95% of recruitment agencies reporting to Staffing Industry Metrics made profits in 2018, leaving just 5% of firms trading at a loss, the lowest and best result in 7 years.

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A Great Candidate Experience Cuts Costs and Increases Revenue

ClearCompany Recruiting

In a candidate-driven work environment, first experience that delights is everything. A whopping 78% of candidates note that their experience as an applicant is an indicator of how much the company values its employees. With such a strong statement, how can the ultimate hiring process be optional?

This is how to turn open orders into money

Greg Savage

A recruiter with 12 open orders does not spend one-twelfth of her time on each order. We understand that, right? The truth is that not all job orders are created equal — some are far more ‘fillable’ than others.

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Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

Wait! What? In-house recruiter turnover is worse than Agency?

Greg Savage

Recently I published some confronting data from Staffing Industry Metrics where Recruitment Agency staff turnover in 2018 was estimated at 47%, an horrific number, and one that prompted this blog from me.

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