Part 2: Hiring in a Tight Market- Why You Should Move Quickly

Hiring fast in a tight market

Last week, I discussed the challenge of hiring in a tight market and why waiting to make a decision may be the right strategy. However, there are always opposing sides of each argument, and in this case, we see that there are also very compelling reasons to move quickly in a tight market, when the right candidate surfaces.

As in every case, it’s very important to remain selective and to stick to your guns when looking to retain top talent. However, there is a point at which a decision should be made, and pulling the trigger at the right time may avoid a number of unforeseen downstream obstacles. Continue reading

14 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

Phone Interview

Interviewing is never easy– it takes time and can be stressful.  The first stage of the hiring process is usually a phone interview.  Phone interviews can be tricky, especially since you aren’t able to read your interviewers facial expressions and body language during the call.  It’s also easy to underestimate the importance of a phone interview.  Many people dismiss it as trivial parts of a long job search process…don’t!  A phone interview is actually the most important step because without success, you’ll never get to the next step or land the job.

Follow these Tips for a Successful Phone Interview to help you succeed or improve your chances: Continue reading