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How Social Media Changed the Hiring Process

thuff007
Show of hands, how many people remember when getting hired was all about putting your best foot forward during a face-to-face interview and hoping they liked you? Or when an interview was the first opportunity you had to make a good impression? These days, when the hiring manager says, “tell me about yourself” she probably already knows more about you than you think.
How Social Media Changed the Hiring Process

Top 10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Candidate

amy_edwards88
Picture the scene: you’ve advertised for a new employee, conducted the interviews and selected who you think is the ideal candidate. Their first week of work rolls around and it goes without saying that you’ve got high hopes.
Top 10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Candidate

PR Firms: How Do You Know It's the Right Fit?

ginidietrich
Communications is not a science; it’s an art so it’s very difficult to put data around hiring a firm. But if you like the people, like their philosophy, and they do all of the things listed in this post (and can prove it through case studies and references), you’ll have a good match.
PR Firms: How Do You Know It's the Right Fit?

Are You Ready to Hire a PR Firm?

ginidietrich
I was in a meeting the other day with the executives of an organization that is right on the tipping point of success. But when we asked what they do differently than their competitors, the silence was deafening.
Are You Ready to Hire a PR Firm?

Why Sales Onboarding May Not Be Right for Your Company

lbsalz
All of the onboarding in the world cannot fix poor sales hiring practices. The expectation, when onboarding a salesperson, is that the right individual has been selected for the role. When companies cannot skillfully make selection decisions, the onboarding benefits become a pipedream.
Why Sales Onboarding May Not Be Right for Your Company

How Social Media Affects Your Job Search

ginidietrich
We get to know people online first and then, if we think they might be a good fit, we do the in person thing. Then they get to go through the formal interview process and take a writing test. By the time they’re hired, we already know where they’ll fit, how they’ll fit, where their strengths lie, and how others on the team will fill in for their weaknesses.
How Social Media Affects Your Job Search

Am I Too Old For Social Media?

Samuel Junghenn
"The problem is, though, business owners are making decisions on whom to use as their “social media expert” based on age. I couldn’t think of a more ridiculous way of making a hiring decision."
Am I Too Old For Social Media?

Building a Great Social Media Team

Deborah Sweeney
Social media is so much more than just plugging products on Facebook – it’s about maintaining a conversation, building organic relationships, and making sure the social media department isn’t veering off course and one person can’t shoulder that responsibility alone.
Building a Great Social Media Team

Blow This Popsicle Stand: Insights from the SXSW Tech Career Expo

JakeWengroff
Job fairs are usually known as events with less-than-impressive employers recruiting for less-than-desirable positions. This was not the case at all. Apple, Dell, Google, Salesforce.com and other notable tech, media, startup and other digerati -- about 70 companies present -- were out in full-force.
Blow This Popsicle Stand:  Insights from the SXSW Tech Career Expo