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Preparing for the Scary Internal Interview

Internal interviews can be scary, even if you’ve worked for the same company for years. After all, you don’t want to upset your current supervisor or fellow workers. Luckily, there are ways to sufficiently prepare for an internal interview without the fear of ruining your reputation within the company. Try implementing the following tips during your interview.

Research the Position You Are Applying For

The Key to Getting Better Candidates - Writing Better Job Descriptions

Writing a captivating and compelling job description is your first step toward finding the right candidate. Unfortunately, many employers are intimidated by job descriptions, and even more do not understand their importance. Despite this widespread lack of understanding, a well-written job description can help you attract the talent you need to expand your company and prosper. Try keeping the following tips in mind when writing your next job description.

Basic Components of a Job Description

A How-To Guide on Explaining Employment Gaps

Does your resume have gaps in employment? If it does, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, employers tend to frown upon long gaps in unemployment. This can be disheartening, especially in the thick of a difficult job search, but there are ways to explain these gaps and still get the job you want. If you have had several breaks in employment, try keeping the following techniques in mind during your next interview.

Provide the Actual Reason Behind Your Break From Work

Give Your Resume a Makeover With These Tips!

If you want to land the job of your dreams, you need to write a resume that differentiates you from other candidates and showcases your unique talents and abilities. Writing a resume can be difficult, but with just a bit of effort, you can create a professional resume that attracts the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. If you are ready to polish and perfect your resume, try following the tips below.

Create Your Own Resume Template

Reference Checks — What You Need to Find Out

So, you think you’ve found a rock-star candidate who’ll be a great fit for your company. Before making the job offer, be sure to do a reference check. Checking out a candidate’s references is a quick but highly effective way to gauge how a candidate will perform once hired. In addition, the reference can provide you with an in-depth look into the candidate’s professional values.

Asking these questions will ensure you are getting the most out of this cost-effective screening tool:

What did the candidates average workday look like?

Don’t Let Your Employees Walk Out the Door!

A great team culture, career advancement and quality of leadership. These are a few things managers argue over that employees value most about a job. One thing is certain —losing a top-performing employee, no matter what their position, can cost a company a pretty penny. Scrambling to fill the position can result in disorganization and a loss of valuable company resources, so it is important for companies to take their employees’ satisfaction seriously.

Is Social Media Killing Your Chances of Getting a Job?

Social media allows for a wide range of personal and professional connections, and naturally employers are utilizing these sites as a way to determine who you are and what you bring to the table. More often than not, people feel more liberated behind the keypad than they do in person, so they tend to post content in a casual manner. Social media was designed to build an online presence as insight to your character, so when employers are looking to hire, they will take to Twitter, Facebook and the like to ensure your values and attitude align with company values.

3 Different Kinds of Interviewers and How to Handle Each

Congrats! You put together a great resume, got the attention of the hiring manager and landed an interview. That’s great news, but don’t stop there! If you really want to land that job, you need to do your homework and prepare for your interview. That preparation should include learning more about the company, preparing talking points and an elevator speech, and doing some research on who will be conducting your interview