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How To Sell Yourself In A Job Interview

How To Sell Yourself In A Job Interview

We surveyed our recruitment experts and asked how can a candidate best “sell” himself or herself during the job interview. Here is their advice…

“So many people out there have no idea what they want to do for a living, but they think that by going on job interviews they’ll magically figure it out. If you’re not sure, that message comes out loud and clear in the interview.” -- Todd Bermont, Business Leader & Author

 
 
 

Hudson Featured As One Of The Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Companies in Recruitment

Hudson Featured As One Of The Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Companies in Recruitment

Hudson has ranked #4 in the world on LinkedIn’s 2015 list of 25 Most Socially Engaged Companies in the Recruitment Industry.

The winners were announced October 7 at Social RecruitIn London, an industry conference for search and staffing professionals whereby attendees share best practices, prized insights and top trends in the recruitment industry.

To come up with the rankings, LinkedIn looked at a range of metrics including social reach, employee engagement and interactions, talent brand and content marketing power on LinkedIn. Company Page followers, employee activity on LinkedIn, and use of company status updates were key factors in driving social engagement.

 
 
 

The Job Interview: Making a Successful Entrance

The Job Interview: Making a Successful Entrance

Everyone knows the expression, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

Not only that, but experiments conducted at Princeton University suggest interviewers size up candidates in the blink of an eye, forming an impression in one tenth of a second – and not significantly altering that impression even when they’ve had more time to speak with them. Great to know if you hope to work 40 hours per week with the person you are about to meet.

The good news is that you can employ some psychological and behavioral tactics to help ensure that first impression is a good one. Next time you interview, try these tips on for size:

 
 
 

The Job Interview: Prepare for Success

The Job Interview: Prepare for Success

The perfect company has reached out to schedule an interview for your dream job.

If you’ve made it to the interview stage, you almost certainly possess the right skills to do the job. Job interviews matter A LOT, and your opportunity to stand out from the (similarly qualified) pack will be by demonstrating your will to succeed and showing that you are a good cultural fit with the company. As the Roman philosopher Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Here are some tips to help you prepare as much as possible to get your “lucky” break.

 
 
 

Digital Transformation: the Disruptive Impact on your People

Digital Transformation: the Disruptive Impact on your People

Whether we like it or not, we’re living in a world of digital transformation. Or perhaps the phrase “digital disruption” is more appropriate.

Many of us conduct our financial affairs online, never visiting a bank branch. We stream our entertainment when and where we want it. We buy our groceries, clothing and gifts online, forsaking the mall for the tablet or smartphone.

For many organizations, digital transformation/disruption is about the impact of digital technologies on their brand’s value proposition, its core systems and processes and how it engages its customers. It opens up a realm of possibilities of understanding and influencing customer behavior. In short, for many organizations it can be truly transformational.

 
 
 

Having trouble keeping good staff? 5 ways to hire people who stay

Having trouble keeping good staff? 5 ways to hire people who stay

When managers are asked to define the most challenging part of their job, the answer, regardless of the industry, is often, “Finding and keeping good people.”

Recruit well and both the company and your team will reap rewards; but get it wrong and there are costs for all involved, be that time, money or morale.

For those of us in the recruiting business, it’s often easy to see where well-meaning employers go wrong.

Often, the problems begin far earlier than you’d expect. When employees quit before they’ve even had time to hit their stride, the problem is often one of unclear expectations from the outset.

 
 
 

Q2 Middle Market Job Search Activity Bucks Typical Recruitment Trends

Q2 Middle Market Job Search Activity Bucks Typical Recruitment Trends

In the third edition of Hudson’s Job Seeker Pulse, which analyzes the actual online job search activity of Fortune 100 and Middle Market company employees, Middle Market job seekers displayed some unexpected and though-provoking behaviors during Q2 2015.

The popular belief is that outside of industries dependent on warm weather (such as construction, hospitality or tourism), recruitment and job search cycles slow down during Q2 as everyone gears up for summer.

 
 
 

You Had Me at Hello: Making a Good First Impression at a Job Interview

You Had Me at Hello: Making a Good First Impression at a Job Interview

It is said that Will Rogers once remarked, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Richard Branson says he tends to make up his mind about people within 30 seconds of meeting them.

The bottom line is that first impressions are lasting, and nowhere is this more relevant than in the job interview room.

While interviewers use many methods to assess candidates, it pays to make an effort to impress from the moment you walk in the door. Here are some tips to help you work your magic from the first hello.

 
 
 

Is it Time for a Career Change?

Is it Time for a Career Change?

Are you feeling bored, burned out or just indifferent in your current job? A complete career change may well be the answer to your work life blues.

In my line of work, people often ask me whether it’s possible to make a career change. The answer, of course, is yes, but the key is knowing where to start and how to get there–smartly.

Three Things to do Before you Change Careers

There are three crucial things to do as you ponder a career change…

1. Reflect and Research Ask yourself:  What do I like about my current job, and what do I not like? What am I aiming for? Is it greater job satisfaction, more autonomy, an opportunity for learning or a desire to do something more meaningful?

 
 
 

To Email, But When To Email… That Is The Question!

To Email, But When To Email… That Is The Question!

When I entered recruiting, one of my first lessons was about timing. I was told I had to make my calls first thing in the morning, send my emails in the afternoon and post my jobs late on Friday afternoon. At first, I accepted this advice without question. But over time, I began to wonder if there was any data to back up these assertions. I was told time and again that recruiting was, “nothing but a numbers game.” Like Marcellus, I began to think that, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. “ Hamlet (Act 1, Scene 4)

As it turns out, I was right, kind of. As it relates to emails anyway, “Though this be madness, yet there’s method in’t.” Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2)

 
 
 

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