5 things about a candidate

5 Little Things That Can Tell You A Lot About a Candidate

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We hear from numerous studies that interviews are not a valid indicator for an ideal match between candidate and job. We agree with many of these sentiments, it should be the interview, with an assessment, background checks and references to help you make that final hiring decision. But in the interview and around the screening process you can find 5 little things that will tell you a lot about a candidate …

13 Life-Saving Tips for Remote Working Moms

Catherine Recruiting

Being a mom is already a tough job. Add in your responsibilities as an employee, however, and it can sometimes feel like it never ends. The Job Crystal crew is made up of many moms from all different walks of life who have had to adjust to working and raising their little ones at the same time. Here are our …

3 Ways to Wow at Your New Job

Catherine Recruiting

Getting the job is one thing but making sure you stick out the probation period is your next challenge. Starting well is key to making sure you hold onto your new role, so here are 3 ways to wow in your new job. 1. Start positively This may seem obvious, but one of the easiest ways to make a good …

Should I Apply if I Don’t Have the Experience?

Catherine Recruiting

We’ve all been there – you see the perfect job in the perfect location for the perfect salary. Then you read further down the page and see that they need 3-5 years of experience when you only have 2. Your first reaction might be to just not apply, but don’t count yourself out yet. Sometimes experience is negotiable if you …

Navigating Mental Illness at Work – My Story

Catherine Recruiting

There are times in your life when you just know something is wrong. That was me at the beginning of this year. I realised I was spending more time stressing about work than I was achieving anything at work. I would have bouts of uncontrollable crying. Scariest of all were the days where I didn’t want to get out of …

11 Vital Interview Questions to Avoid Hiring Mistakes

Catherine Recruiting

As tough as it is to be an interviewee, much less is said about the difficulties of being an interviewer. How do you, in the short time you have with the candidate, decide if they will be the right person to hire for your company or not? Not hiring correctly can be a costly exercise, so here are 11 important …

7 Qualities Everyone Wants to Hire

Catherine Recruiting

Job seeking is intimidating. How do you know exactly what a company is looking for and what to highlight on your CV and in your interviews? There are thankfully some universal traits that all hiring professionals are looking for. Here are 7 that every recruiter is looking to hire. 1. Perseverance Recruitment is an expensive process and hiring a new …

7 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

Catherine Recruiting

As if searching for a job wasn’t stressful enough already, we’ve heard stories recently of several job scams that are making the rounds. At best these scams are ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes that don’t ever pay off. At worst you could find yourself paying money for a job that doesn’t exist or even in some terrifying cases, being trafficked. It’s important, therefore, …

5 Things Candidates Wish You Knew When Hiring

Catherine Recruiting

The recruitment process is a daunting one. For hiring professionals, it means screening countless CVs, interviewing numerous candidates, and often doing this for multiple roles at a time. It can be easy in the process to forget that on the other side of the application is someone’s career – something that will likely have an impact on almost every area …