Many job interviews begin the same way: Your interviewer asks, “Why don’t you tell me a little about yourself?” It’s an extremely important and disarmingly dangerous question. The answer can lose you the job or set you up to win the offer. Career columnist Martin Yate explains how to answer that question the right way.
A job candidate’s relationships with direct reports can reveal important clues about his or her character and management style. Here are some questions to ask the references of your next candidate for a people manager job.
It’s been a very stressful year for most recruiters as they navigate the ongoing pandemic, according to the annual Recruiter Nation survey from Jobvite.
Despite the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on the U.S. workforce, some parts of the economy are still frantically searching for talent to meet business demands. And they’re getting increasingly creative about how to engage with potential employees in an era of social distancing.
An employer’s willingness to negotiate benefits packages with current and prospective employees can make all the difference when it comes to retaining and hiring talent. Benefits negotiations can be difficult, however, with a range of legal, tax and regulatory issues involved.
Women, trying to be likable, may downplay accomplishments and not paint a full picture of their accomplishments. Men generally exude more confidence. Hiring managers and HR should be aware of these tendencies and try to probe deeper with self-effacing job applicants.