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5 Critical Tips for Crushing a Phone Interview

Posted by Robert Harvie on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In this difficult employment market, recruiters and key decision makers are putting much more of an emphasis on phone interviews in determining who moves forward in a more in-depth interview process. These days, phone interviews are unavoidable as it saves decision maker's time in identifying true, top candidates.

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6 Unusual Interview Questions and What They Reveal (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 5, 2019 9:58:51 AM

Often times, hiring managers turn away from asking traditional interview questions to gain greater insight into candidates. While you never know exactly what questions will be asked, you can expect a few unusual questions that may throw you off.

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Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Hiring Process

Posted by Madison Norman on Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In recent years, organizations have been utilizing and taking advantage of artificial intelligence to alter their hiring process. This has resulted in changes as to how candidates are discovered, reviewed and even interviewed. As a job seeker, it is important to understand how these technological changes can affect the hiring process to ensure that you are prepared and well-adapted so you land your dream job.

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How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question: What is Your Greatest Weakness?

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The interview question job seekers dread and hiring managers love to ask, “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” is almost always inquired during an interview. We get it, it’s an uncomfortable question to answer! No one wants to talk about their flaws to someone who they’re trying to impress. From an employer’s perspective, your answer can determine if you will be an asset or liability to the prospective organization. Even though candidates dread this question, you can almost guarantee in some shape or form it will be asked during your interview.

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Our Staffing Experts Answer What to Expect When Temping

Posted by Madison Norman on Nov 8, 2018 10:56:49 AM

Have you ever considered working in a temporary position? Many individuals have questions about what these positions entail, how long they will last and what to expect.

We turned to our experienced Temporary Division at JOHNLEONARD and asked Senior Consultant, Elyse Gonsalves and Recruiter, Niamh Concepcion, six frequently asked questions candidate's pose about temporary work. Elyse and Niamh are providing valuable insight into these questions as their combined experience yields the perspective of both the employer and employee. Take a look at what our professionals have to say and gain a clearer understanding of temping to see if it’s a right career move for you!

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How to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs

Posted by Madison Norman on Sep 18, 2018 9:53:35 AM

While some may be intimidated by the thought of career fairs, these events are set up to provide valuable opportunities for students to meet with prospective employers and learn more about their companies, hiring processes and openings. Even if you are not exactly sure which career path you would like to take, career fairs allow you the chance to ask employers, from multiple different fields, questions concerning their work. Follow these eight significant tips so you can get the most out of attending a career fair.

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First Impressions: 101

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Sep 6, 2018 10:46:12 AM

Have you ever wished you could get a first impression “do-over”?  Well, unfortunately, you can’t.  As Will Rogers said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. There are numerous published studies stating how quickly we make judgments. Regardless of the number of seconds, the bottom line is, it’s fast!  So fast, in fact, that we have no control over it.  Because we can’t control it, the most important thing to do when meeting someone for the first time is to have a plan and set goals to ensure you make the best first impression. 

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The Interview is Over, Now What? 10 Things You Need to Do (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 30, 2018 9:32:41 AM

After you breeze through your interview, don’t forget the steps that follow. The post-interview process is crucial because it can increase your chance of getting the job over another candidate. Watch our video below, that highlights 10 essential things you should do within the minutes, hours, and days after your interview, to ensure your position as a top candidate.

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Consultants Answer 6 of the Hardest Interview Questions

Posted by Carly Cohan on Jul 24, 2018 10:36:50 AM

There are certain questions everyone hopes to avoid during an interview. No matter how many interviews you’ve had, you never quite get comfortable responding to those tough, sometimes awkward, questions.

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Strategies to Get Hired as a Recent College Graduate

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jul 17, 2018 11:24:56 AM

Congratulations, you’ve graduated college! Now that you have retired your cap and gown, do you have a job? As your student loans sneak up on you and the stress of the real-world sets in, the post-grad job search can be intensely discouraging. Many of us are all too familiar with this frustrating feeling. Know that you’re not alone and you’re not out of luck! Below are strategies and resources that will help you stay on track with your job search and land your first ‘adult’ job.

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