"I was placed in a month." - Halima Rust | Candidate Spotlight

Catherine Recruiting

Our journey with Halima began in 2015 when we put her forward for a Technical Test Analyst Role at DOS. “I was going through a hectic time in my life. My dad’s health wasn’t good at the time, I had just lost my mother, and the company I was working for announced that they would be closing. The Job Crystal …

7 Tips for Overcoming Confrontation Anxiety

Catherine Recruiting

7 Tips for Overcoming Confrontation Anxiety There are very few people who enjoy confrontation – they’re called difficult conversations for a reason. Unfortunately, they’re also an inevitable part of working with other people. If you’re someone who tends to shy away from the awkwardness of confronting an employee or co-worker, these 7 tips are good starting point for overcoming that …

7 Tips for Acing That Video Interview

Catherine Recruiting

With social distancing practices still in place, video interviews are becoming the norm for recruiters and employers alike. It can be intimidating to look into a camera and treat it like a face-to-face interview, so here are a few tips to make it easier: 1. Make sure you have all the meeting detailsWhen you are invited for a video interview, …

5 Ideas for a Creatively Thriving Team

Catherine Recruiting

In a world that’s changed overnight, it’s never been more important to have a creative and innovative team around you. As Ed McCabe said, “Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” A bounty of fresh ideas or a lack thereof could be the difference between your company swimming or sinking …

5 recruiting myths we don’t believe any more

Sasha Recruiting

As in every part of society, myths and legends exist – we recently saw a study of some recruiting myths which aren’t accurate any longer. See below the top 5 recruiting myths: The strongest interviewees always make the best hires – often interviewers mistake confidence for capability. However, if a person can sell themselves it often means they are good at exactly that, selling themselves …

On a scale of 1 to 10, how weird are you?

Sasha Recruiting

Over the past two weeks we have been running a social media campaign with our team, showcasing the most different, funniest and strangest interview questions we have heard being used (or at times have used ourselves), and we thought we would share them for a good laugh. So please enjoy our top 10 ‘different’ interview questions: If you could have any superpower, …

How to be a lie detector during an interview?

Sasha Recruiting

When you’re hiring a candidate for a potential role at your company, you hope that they’re truthful in the interview. Unfortunately, the majority of people embellish their answers. While some of these overstatements may be harmless, others might cause you to make a hiring mistake. To get to the truth, a suggestion is to start every interview by asking the candidate …

Do you hire well?

Sasha Recruiting

Steve Jobs said, “Hiring the best is your most important task.” Verne Harnish, author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits (a must read), says you should hire so well, that one person should replace three people. How much quality time do we put into finding the ideal person? Do we create a job specification with the same care we use to create a …