Articles about Hiring

job search

This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume

Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.

Success

These are the 50 companies where you are most likely to be promoted

You can like the company you work for, but do you think you will be able to grow as a professional there? Do you see opportunities within the company you'd like to pursue or do you feel very siloed? After all, 90% of Millennials say that moving up in a company and annual raises are the main components that would keep them at the same company for 10 years.

Resume

What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume

In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.

Hiring

Why you shouldn’t contact a hiring manager before an interview

The hiring manager (who should be the key interviewer) is typically very busy and doesn’t have the time to coach you on your interview. There is also nothing in it for them — so you’re burning their time. They may be recruiting for several different positions at once and have a healthy candidate pipeline for each.

Interview

How to overcome awkward silence in an interview

We’ve all been there: You’re in an interview and everything is seemingly going well. Then, suddenly, the conversation hits a lull. Do you speak first to fill the awkward-feeling silence? Do you wait for your interviewer to lead the way? What body language do you express?

Office Life

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent study suggested a reason why, saying that average employees' performance ratings do not indicate future performance.

Job Search

Your interviewer looks bored … Now what? How to handle 5 awkward interview situations

Hiring isn’t easy, and interviewees often forget that there is a real person on the other side of the table. That’s why what’s always stood out to me is a candidate’s ability to treat the interview as a conversation, rather than a high-pressure game show. But sometimes, no matter how well prepared or personable you are, things can go wrong.

Leadership

Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things

Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.

resume

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

Job search

Do recruiters read cover letters?

The answer may surprise you.

Technology At Work

A.I. is redefining the meaning of ‘human’ in human resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming the modern human resource department by providing a variety of new data-driven tools.

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

Hiring

4 behaviors of toxic employees that you can catch in the interview

Recruiters, you might want to think twice about a job candidate who acts this way during the interview process. Toxic employees could cost your company financially and emotionally.

Interview Tips

5 qualities to look for when interviewing potential new hires

There is nothing more important than hiring someone who not only is good at what they do but who also meshes well with the rest of your employees.

News

An Apple alum wants to help white-collar workers find hidden jobs

ExecThread is a members-only job board site for executives. Once you get approved, it lets other on its platform anonymously share job leads.

News

Johnson & Johnson’s new hiring platform promises not to leave job applicants in the dark

Johnson & Johnson's job application platform Shine hopes to bring candidates transparency by letting them see where their applications are in the process.

Advice

4 reasons to include your team in your next hiring process

Teams can be made or broken by a new hire. Here's why you need to include current employees in your next hiring process and how to do it right.

News

Want to never get fired? Move to these countries with super-long job interviews

The longer it takes to get hired, the more likely it is you could get to stick around for a while.

Hiring

10 traits of quality finance candidates that are ready for hiring

If you're hiring, the best finance job candidates have these traits and qualities. Learn what they are and how to represent them on your resume to stand out in your job search and get hired.