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Posted July 31, 2013 by

5 Reasons You Didn’t Get That Job Offer — and What You Can Do Next Time

Woman with sad face showing thumbs down

Woman with sad face showing thumbs down. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

So you landed and then aced the interview for the job you know you are perfect for. Then came the letter — or phone call or email — with the news that you didn’t get the job you know was meant for you. The rejection missive may have provided a specific reason you didn’t get the job (“Another candidate’s qualifications better fit our needs”) or a more general one (“We have decided not to hire you”). In either case, it’s likely that you didn’t get the full story. Once you’ve recovered from your initial shock and disappointment, it will behoove you to perform some soul-searching to ascertain (a) why you (probably) didn’t get the job so (b) you can avoid it from happening in the future. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2012 by

How Recruiters and Hiring Managers can Help Candidates Make an Informed Career Decision

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Candidates are decision makers too. Patty Van Leer of NAS Recruitment Communications understands that.  I had a chance to speak with Patty at Taleo World.  I asked her what we can do to help candidates make a more informed career decision.  She offers three clear suggestions on what can be done to the candidate experience.  Click PLAY below and hear what she has to say.  Then scroll down to read more. (more…)

Posted July 24, 2012 by

The 5 C’s of Fostering Strong Working Relationships

Teamwork provides a foundation for business success. Teams, when managed properly, maximize each individual’s strong points while minimizing weaknesses. Of course, creating productive teams isn’t as easy as it sounds. Strong working relationships need five basic ingredients for success: Communication, Collaboration, Culture, Creativity and Commitment. Each of the five Cs builds on the previous one, to form a complete structure which fosters teamwork and relationship building. (more…)