The Three Questions You Should Ask In Every Phone Screen

Earlier this year I talked about asking a candidate about their commute on the blog. It was a point of discussion, because there were some dissenting agreements over whether or not commute was important to discuss during a phone screen with a candidate. Here I am writing about it, thinking how I argued “for” asking […]

by Kate Weimer • February 6, 2018

What’s In A Candidate’s Commute?

One of the perks of working on a recruiting floor is hearing various stories about candidates, hiring managers, and all the hiccups and successes in the hiring process. It’s also a great opportunity to ask for advice from coworkers when I have the chance to dip my own toes into the recruiting process. As a […]

by Kate Weimer • January 25, 2018

Dating Apps Supposedly Ruined Romance Forever – Are We Now Handing the Hiring Process to Them?

Back in 1995, launched itself onto the world wide web, and singles running Windows 95 on their 8 megabyte PCs had their first taste of online dating. 20 years later, the landscape of online dating had exploded as the concept of being “online” evolved with mobile devices. While was (and is currently) still […]

by Kate Weimer • January 19, 2018

Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?

It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]

by Kate Weimer • October 13, 2017

3 Real Reasons Why Specialty Recruiters Beat Out the Competition

Generalized recruiter or specialty recruiter—the age old question. On the one hand, you might think a generalized recruiter would be better. They can handle anything you throw at them! IT? Got it. Healthcare? No problem. Manufacturing? They can do that too. But then on the other hand, you may think a specialty recruiter would be […]

by Kate Weimer • October 6, 2017

The Secret to Overcoming Unconscious Biases When Interviewing Candidates

Face it—when you hire someone, you’re judging them on a multitude of characteristics: what employers they’ve worked for, what experience they gained from those employers, how they answer your questions, the tone of their voice, the outfits they’re wearing, the way they do their hair… Yeah, that’s right, and you know it. You’re totally judging […]

by Kate Weimer • August 31, 2017

How to Build a Referral Campaign That Will Take Your Pipeline to the Next Level

One of the most sure bets on finding the perfect candidate to fill a role is via a referral. Rather than relying on you and the candidate finding each other, there’s a middleman who can bring the two sides together, confirming on both sides that this role is a great fit for the candidate, and […]

by Kate Weimer • August 6, 2017

What Should You Be Looking For When Asking Candidates, “What Do You Know About Our Company?”

There are some interview questions that come standard, regardless of the position or company that a candidate is interviewing for. What is your past experience? Why are you looking for a new opportunity? What is your biggest strength and weakness? And then, of course, what do you know about the company? This standard question can […]

by Kate Weimer • July 28, 2017

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace […]

by Kate Weimer • July 25, 2017

Find Talent On Twitter With This FREE Social Tool

If you didn’t catch our last blog post about the power of Crowdfire and what it can do for your personal brand/follower reach, here’s the gist. Crowdfire has awesome, FREE growth features for virtually anyone with less than 3,000 Twitter followers – so recruiters and talent pros can stack their audiences with industry gurus and […]

by Emily Kocoloski • July 10, 2017