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  • Ask Your Job Candidates This One Interview Question to Learn if They Are Worth Hiring

    In this modern day of technology and information at our finger tips, asking generic widely used interview questions will not yield the desired results in evaluating a candidate. Ask unique questions that a prospective applicant couldn't have Googled the best answer to prior to the interview. https://lnkd.in/gmhvhZx

  • How Internships Replaced the Entry-Level Job

    Interesting article however we'll agree to disagree over whether Internships have replaced the traditional entry level job.  A college graduate's first job out of college is always entry level generally speaking. Having an on point substantive internship that was on par with what an entry level position would do certainly gives the applicant a leg up against other competition that doesn't have internships or at least quality internships.The take away from this article is without a doubt internships are a critical piece to getting the level of job you desire right out of college. https://lnkd.in/gV8s6nD

  • Here’s how you can predict the job performance of a potential hire

    The methods of candidate evaluation in this article seem to be to cold and robotic but it proves there are many different schools of candidate evaluation. The employer must decide which is best for them based on hiring needs and record of success. The article does indirectly relate to how a candidate presents themselves when applying for a position.  The candidate shouldn't concentrate their strategy on any one aspect of the process.  Don't spend to much time and expense on a resume that will "catch the eye" of the Recruiter or hiring manager.  A resume that describes your experience as a Nuclear Physicist doesn't mean you are a Nuclear Physicist.  While testing shouldn't be the only factor used to evaluate if a candidate is a skill fit or not, it does help individuals who just aren't the best interviewers. Testing also assists the Talent Management team in weeding out candidates who can talk the talk but not walk the walk. Candidates should not frown on a process including some skill testing in their evaluation, like employers should not rely on subjective interview feedback that may have opinions tainted by implicit biases. The hiring process works best for everyone when it is a well balanced process that includes objective and subjective components. https://lnkd.in/gTHNmgg

  • The Simple Interview Trick That Will Get You The Job

    Interviewing is no different than having a conversation with someone you are just meeting.  It is nice to make the person feel like you are truly interested in them, the company and the job. If you get an interviewer off their script and distracted then you control the interaction/interview and can direct it to your advantage. This is a rather simple technique but very effective.  Generally the simplest solution tends to be the best.  https://lnkd.in/gmS_4bf

  • Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

    This line may be from a deodorant commercial but it is 100% appropriate when discussing this topic.  NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!   If your feeling vulnerable and insecure because of a lack of success in your job search then before going to an interview or attending a networking event stand in front of your mirror and talk yourself into feeling confident.  Keeping affirming how good your are and how any employer would be lucky to have you.  Say it over and over until you believe it and give yourself a fist pump and smile.  Then you know you are ready.  Bottom line is if you don't believe it then how will anyone else. Make sure you are prepared and organized.  Being both will give you natural confidence that you are as ready as you can be. Now go out there and get that job. https://lnkd.in/g3YcPek

  • 3 Marketing Strategies That Can Also Be Used to Attract the Best Employees

    In this day and age with an unemployment rate around 4% it is more important than ever for organizations to strategize how to get the top talent attracted to their company and then keep them. It is not rocket science or curing cancer it is just common sense.  Treat people how you would like to be treated and then sprinkle in some creative ideas. It is essential for organizations to make employees feel like they have a voice and that it is not just heard but recognized as important.  The employer doesn't have to implement everything but at least make the employee feel that their ideas and input are important to the overall success of the organization whether it comes from the office services department or a VP. https://lnkd.in/eAK6Fnp

  • How To Deal With Excruciating Silence On Job Interviews

    "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the ____ up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."  Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction. Awkward silences can be challenging but there are ways to turn them into your advantage and successfully doing so may just indicate you've found your next employer. When in an interview if you can see the interviewer is making notes then sit confidently in your chair and wait for the interviewer to stop writing.  Asking questions about the company or the interviewer them self is also a good way to bridge the silence.   Doing your research about the company and when possible the people you are meeting will always provide excellent filler material to talk about.  Measure the speed of your speech and don't rush your answers.  Take your time and speak with confidence.  NEVER fidget or make small talk that will come off as rambling. Embrace the silence as another challenge and you will come out better for it. https://lnkd.in/gXN8v3s

  • Why Rich Millennials Aren't Investing

    Pathways Personnel primary focus maybe finding you temporary or direct hire employment opportunities but we are also concerned about you as a person.   Shying away from sound long term investments will only hurt your retirement planning.  Seek guidance from a professional money manager whose strategy aligns with your goals.  None of us want to work forever and all of us want to enjoy our retirement years.  Proper money management is the key to both. https://lnkd.in/g5SRZMs

  • Why Rich Millennials Aren't Investing

    Employee retention/turnover leads the way again. In the age of LinkedIn, social media and the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 this is a never ending battle. Employers are continually coming up with unique perks to entice potential employees but much like buying technology these new perks quickly become out of date and yesterdays news. Something like a dog chasing their tail. It is a what have you done for me lately mentality that exists today. Employers need to find top quality candidates who are more concerned with building and developing with the same organization over the long haul. Some might say these candidates are purple unicorns and these days those people are probably right. https://lnkd.in/gwi7UDQ

  • US jobs report ‘tepid,’ but temp penetration rate holds at record high

    Pathways Personnel doesn't see this as bad news at all.  It indicates a still strong job market especially for candidates that have strong resumes with stable employment.  It makes sense that job growth would decrease somewhat with the unemployment rate being at historical lows. https://lnkd.in/gX2wSH8