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Candidates - The #1 Thing That Sets You Apart in an Interview by Katie McConnell, CPA, PHR

Posted on 20 August 2017

This article was found on LinkedIn.  Written by Katie McConnell, CPA, PHR - Hiring & Consulting Practice Leader at CliftonLarsonAllen

I get asked all the time about what a candidate can do to stand out. I get frequent requests to review resumes and provide input on how a candidate can make themselves stand out. So much emphasis is placed on a document that is reviewed for a total of maybe five minutes (three minutes by your typical recruiter and maybe...

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Why a limited time exclusivity is in your best interest

Posted on 15 August 2017

Candidate exclusivity: Why it’s cool for candidates

The candidate gets 100% of our attention. If we agree to work in partnership, we commit to finding appropriate interviews and will do so within an agreed time frame The candidate gets bespoke personalised service; Regular contact, access to exclusive jobs, real-time updates and ‘our after hours number’.  The candidate does not have to ‘do the rounds’ of recruiters, wasting time visiting recruiters, taking time off work, being kept waiting etc. etc...

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Pesky applications & tests

Posted on 02 August 2017

In the last few months’ things have changed. Please help me figure it out.

I mail people (yes, I bulk mail these) but all the recipients have been vetted, so the mail IS relevant. I mail because I think calling is intrusive. Is it?

Some respond politely and some not so politely (Those not so polite are removed from future mailings. Would not want to associate myself with people who don’t have manners). Some don’t respond at all. That I can live with. Life is busy and...

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