The interviewer asks, point blank, “what is your salary requirement?” And there you are, trying to present yourself as forthright, easy to work with, and clear about what you need. It’s a tricky business, refusing to answer without looking rude, unprepared or both. With thoughtful preparation, a little online homework, and careful scripting, you can navigate your way through these discussions masterfully.
As employers seek to improve the culture fit and success of their new hires, we are seeing a shift away from an emphasis on hard skills in favor of a closer focus on soft skills.
Hard skills are the technical, specific abilities which can be taught. Soft skills, on the other hand, are generally more subjective and elusive, referring to personal and interpersonal qualities and characteristics. The advantage with soft skills is that they give employers a deeper insight into their potential hire.
Below you will find some of the most important soft skills to consider when recruiting for your next vacancy:
Recruiting has evolved significantly in the last decade, and the ways people search for jobs have changed dramatically. Today, most Americans own smartphones and job searches via mobile device are one of the most popular ways to find your next job. In fact, Global job board Indeed estimates that at least half of all job searches are now carried out via mobile devices.
You might be asking yourself: What Job Search Site Is the Best?
Reveal a Job Candidate’s True Capabilities
Productive employees are the lifeblood of every business, but how do you assess their performance levels? Do they understand your goals and expectations? Are they meeting their personal objectives?
You get a call from a headhunter. Or a friend mentions that their employer is hiring. Maybe you’ve just been keeping your ear to the ground, daydreaming about a new job. And that new job pays more money.
What does Minnesota's cold snowy spring have in common with Accounting and Finance in the world of job searches. Unfortunately, a lot. A still sluggish (although warming) economy, a surplus of qualified candidates and a dearth of openings in this market have left many people making that long sighing sound.
Starting a new job is a reason for celebration which usually energizes and motivates us. We often prioritize the title, compensation, location and responsibilities. If it ticks those boxes, many professionals don’t give much consideration to the three principal reasons a job doesn’t work out.
At SkyWater Search, we are often asked about the legal status of pre-employment tests and background checks. The fact is that companies are entitled to carry out pre-employment assessments provided that they are not discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin or religion. They must also be properly administered.