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10 common hiring mistakes

Sure, I’d welcome to the team a Computer Engineer with great communications skills, but STEM grads aren’t especially known as clear communicators. Yesterday I read an article called “What High-Quality Job Candidates Look for in a Company.” The piece contrasts the job and

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How to Hire Rock Stars

Imagine that you run a start-up: no website; limited funds; no brand recognition, no HR experience. How are you going to attract and hire the best? Have you ever struggled to fill a job opening on your team or in

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What’s more important to employers: excitement or experience?

Many a hiring manager has been forced to choose between two qualified (or, if he or she is lucky, outstanding) candidates, and sometimes the situation goes like this: Candidate A personifies excitement, and will attack the role with energy and

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Three questions an interview should answer

While the actual interview will cover a variety of subjects and include many questions, it’s just a comprehensive mechanism to answer three basic questions. Years ago, I read an article in Forbes that said that an interview, from the interviewer’s

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Interview Lessons from Subway

Needing to get caught up on some reading and reviewing for my team, I worked from home yesterday.  With apologies to my friends over at Quick Sandwiches (my preferred sandwich destination), I went to a Subway nearby to pick up

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Becoming a Better Interviewer

I don’t particularly like conducting hiring interviews.  Thinking about it, there are two main reasons: They take time They require me to meet other people in (what I consider to be) an unnatural circumstance On the surface, and perhaps below

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