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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Summer Internship Finder, 6 Tips for Success in Your New Position

If you are a summer internship finder preparing to start your new position, check out six tips in the following post to help you achieve success.

Often I think back to an internship experience I had last summer. I remember the projects I worked on, the day-to-day processes I learned and improved, and why I felt summer internships were a good experience for me, and for my career. How was I able to turn a low-key internship into one of the most

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Validating Your Candidate Testing by Past Results Monitoring

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of candidate testing in the process of employee recruitment has become increasingly important. As more online jobs become available, and HR recruiting becomes more prevalent, it will become increasingly important to increase the validity of such tests. How do we do this?

In schools, testing is considered valid if it tests what it is supposed to test and reliable if it tests at different intervals with similar results. So one way to test both the validity and reliability of test results is to view former results and compare them. This not only will tell us a lot about how tests fared from one year to another, but it also offers a chance to scrutinize the test in more detail and decide which items to throw out. (more…)

Posted March 14, 2014 by

8 Critical Characteristics Interviewers Are Looking for in Applicants

Job candidate talking to an interviewer

Job candidate talking to an interviewer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you are applying for a job and submitting a resume it is helpful to know what hiring managers and interviewers are looking for. If you have that information, you can make sure that those characteristics show up on your resume and address them in an interview. Here are eight of the most critical characteristics that interviewers are looking for. (more…)