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Asking For Negative References In An Interview

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Oct 26, 2015 9:51:00 AM

It is almost automatic for a candidate to include a list of references when applying for a job. These references will most certainly give a stellar review of said candidate, insisting that they will be a valued member of your team and that you cannot pass on the opportunity to put them on your payroll. Some references might be more honest than others, listing some faults of said candidate but they will usually follow that up with how the candidate worked and overcame any faults. These people were picked as a candidate's reference for a reason.

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Tags: interview questions

The Purpose Of Exit Interviews

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Oct 19, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Employees who have resigned from a company have one last, very important gift they can give their employers. That gift the break room microwave. No, I'm kidding (although that would be nice, and think of the recommendations they would get from their boss and coworkers down the road!). That last important gift is an exit interview. Why an exit interview? I recently asked that question, and a few others, to Tonya McGriff-Stice, whose job title is Program Manager, Talent Acquisition for PSCU in Tampa. 

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Tags: interview tips, employee relations

The Advantage of the 3 Email Rule

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Oct 12, 2015 2:41:00 PM

Quick question: How much time do you spend during an average work week on emails? I'm imagining the answers range from "a lot" to "too much." Fear not, as you are not alone. A study outlined in the Washington Post says that 28 percent of our work week (11 hours) is spent on emails. Why is this? Probably because email is so convenient. With busy schedules, it can be easier to email back and forth with someone rather than to meet with them in person or have a phone call.

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Tags: Office Life

The Dreaded Reply All Email

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 25, 2015 10:02:00 AM

We've all been there with that dreaded Reply All button. Some of the scariest moments of many people's professional careers have happened right after hitting that button. The realization that hundreds, possibly thousands, of people will now see something that you intended for one person's eyes only. This is just one of many email blunders that can cause embarrassment and possibly hurt your career.

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Tags: Office Life

Job Fair Resume Tips

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 17, 2015 1:42:00 PM

In our last blog, we looked at how pre-planning will help you get the most out of a job fair. Your pre-planning should include knowing the route to the event, making sure your clothes are appropriate, having a rehearsed elevator pitch, and coming equipped with plenty of copies of a great resume. Your resume should be free of typographical errors, that's a given, but there a couple of other important things to keep in mind when handing out your resume at a job fair.

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Tags: resumes, job search

How To Prepare For A Job Fair

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 14, 2015 10:41:00 AM

If you are in the job market, job fairs are a great way to get in front of a lot of different employers at once. With only a limited amount of time to visit with all those employers, it is best to prepare for a job fair beforehand, to devise a plan of action. Hiregy's Orlando team recently attended a job fair, and saw first hand what worked (and what didn't work). Check out these tips before you attend your next job fair.

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Tags: job search

What Is The Best Temperature For Your Office?

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 10, 2015 2:28:00 PM

When it comes to the temperature in your office, are you a Nelly, or a Clover?

The Nelly's amongst us are always complaining how it's so "hot in here". They roll up their sleeves, fan their faces with a manila folder, and are constantly standing on their desks checking to make sure the vent is pointed in the correct direction. 

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Tags: Office Life

George Costanza's Interview Mistakes

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 8, 2015 10:23:00 AM

We can sure learn a lot from a show that was about nothing. In Seinfeld's 9 seasons, Jason Alexander's George Costanza held many jobs, including sitcom writer, manuscript reader, hand model and real estate agent. George is what we might refer to as a Job Hopper. Having so many jobs means George went on a lot of interviews, with varying results of success.

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Tags: interview tips

7 Advantages To Using A Recruitment Firm

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 2, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Finding a valuable employee can be a time-consuming process. There is a job description to write, resumes to review, schedules to arrange, and interviews to conduct. This whole process takes time, and, as the saying goes, time is money. Your money. An easier option than taking this whole process upon yourself is to hand over the reigns to a recruitment firm for your staffing needs.

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Tags: hiring, staffing FAQ

How Long Should You Wait Before Accepting A Job Offer?

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 28, 2015 8:26:00 AM

How long should you wait before accepting a job offer? If it's your dream job, then about a millisecond, enough time for your brain to get the message to your vocal cords to create the words "I accept". When the job duties, pay, commute, and everything else that makes up your job commitment all align, then there should be no time wasted. Snatch that baby up.

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