Tim Snell

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5 Ways Hiring Managers and Executive Recruiters can Work Better Together

Posted by Tim Snell on 10/21/19 10:10 AM

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We’re On the Same Team, People!

As unemployment rates and other economic indicators continue to gain strength, this is a particularly exciting time for the employment industry. It’s also a time of increasing competition for top talent. Attracting and hiring strong candidates takes more than a solid salary and benefits package. It takes a strong employer brand. And more importantly, it takes a hiring team that can seamlessly – and convincingly – project that brand to every candidate, every step of the way.

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Why Learning To Code Could Be Your Best Route To A Job In The Future

Posted by Tim Snell on 9/30/19 11:11 AM

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Why A Specialist Recruiter Will Improve Your Hiring Process

Posted by Tim Snell on 8/29/19 1:27 PM

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Working with a recruiter can frequently prove beneficial to under pressure HR departments and employers as an integral part of their ongoing talent management strategy. Here, we outline the benefits a specialist, reputable recruiter can bring to the hiring process.

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6 Tips For Hiring IT Staff In Minnesota

Posted by Tim Snell on 7/29/19 10:46 AM

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Finding qualified, available IT candidates in today’s competitive Minnesota jobs market is a challenge facing many employers but is it your company’s attitude towards hiring that’s impacting your ability to source talent?

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How To Pass The 6 Second Resume Test

Posted by Tim Snell on 5/27/19 12:37 PM

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As a candidate, you’ve probably gotten plenty of advice on how to get your resume past the ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems, those AI-powered screeners most employers and recruiters use these days).

That’s all very useful. But how will your resume fare in the next round? How do you survive the human scan?

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Pulse Check: How Healthy Is Your Workplace Financial Wellness Program?

Posted by Tim Snell on 9/18/18 12:38 PM

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A New Study Suggests that CEO’s and Business Owners Can’t Answer that Question

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The 8 Worst Mistakes in Salary Negotiations

Posted by Tim Snell on 3/24/16 2:39 PM

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The longer you’ve been job hunting, the sweeter it is when you hear the words, “we want to extend an offer…”  Yes!  You’re in the final lap of the race.  But it’s not over yet.  So don’t lose your focus now.  It could end up costing you, big time.

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10 Questions You Should Never Ask During A First Interview

Posted by Tim Snell on 3/4/16 9:13 AM

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You know the three rules of job interviewing:  1. PREPARE, 2. PREPARE, 3. PREPARE.  But as you gear up for a great first interview with a potential employer, you may be so focused on what to do — that you may not give enough thought to what not to do.  During your first interview, you’ll likely be asked if you have any questions.  No matter how well you may have answered their questions, it is equally important that you ask your own questions masterfully.  The interview is an audition.  And asking questions is your opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, your ability to ask insightful questions and conduct yourself intelligently during high-stakes meetings, your knowledge of the company and the industry, and your career priorities.  It is also a moment fraught with risks and potential pitfalls.  Before your next interview, do your homework, write down your questions, and be sure you avoid the kinds of deal-killer questions we’ve listed below.  

What does your company do?
Never, ever ask your interviewer for information that you’d already know if you had bothered to do a few quick online searches.  That said, if your intention is to better understand the specifics of how the company functions, ask your question by prefacing it with what you do know about them.

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