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Behavioral Interview Questions (With Examples)

The behavioral interview is the best tool for predicting success in the hiring process. In the hands of an organized hiring team, behavioral questions virtually guarantee a successful hire. Once an effective candidate pool has been established, a strong hiring team...

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Creating an Effective Candidate Pool

Your company needs to hire. Bill in purchasing knows someone who is looking. Not exactly the right fit, but Bill can vouch for him, after all, they have “ hung out” several times. After a cursory interview Bill’s friend is hired. Hopefully you have never worked for a...

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The Misfire of a Mis-Hire

The secret to your business’ success is also your greatest challenge: hiring the right people.  The right team can create a kinetic spark, and take your business to the next level.  On the other hand, on-boarding someone unsuited for your company’s vision and values...

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The Value of Working with a Recruiter

  Should you work with a recruiter? Ten hour workdays. Back-to-back-to back meetings. Looming deadlines. Sound familiar? When your current job keeps your hands full, it can be challenging to reach for that next rung on your career ladder. You don’t have time to check...

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How to Prepare for a Successful Interview

This article features the expertise of John Davis, a professional recruiter with over thirty years of experience in the Atlanta market, 19 of those with Accountants One. There’s a lot to consider as you prepare for a job interview.  Here, Accountants One recruiter...

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Reference Checks Are Worth Your Time

Recently, I was interviewing a Controller exploring new opportunities.  She had been with the same company for many years, and I asked her about references. She replied, “just look at my LinkedIn testimonials.  Those should be fine as references.” I had to tell her...

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The Impact of Corporate Culture In Your Hiring Process

You’ve found a terrific potential new hire for a key role within your company.  Her skill set checks all the boxes required for the role you’re eager to fill.  Salary is amenable, and her references check out.  But even before you consider adding anyone to the team,...

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Five Tips for a Successful Candidate Interview

Tip #1: Script out your questions If you’ve done any interviewing at all, you know that feeling of suddenly realizing you’re almost out of time, and you haven’t gotten through a quarter of the areas you had planned on covering. You may have had a delightful...

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MATCH Now Available as an Audio Book!

MATCH is now available as an Audio Book. Visit this link on the audiobookstore.com to download an unabridged copy. The interest in MATCH has continued to grow since it came out in 2011. In my discussions with readers I have come to believe that this increased...

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On-Boarding with BBQ. Delicious!

I spend a good deal of time working with companies on their on-boarding strategies. In my experience few are good at this step in the hiring process. This is a shame, because on-boarding is a critical part of the retention equation. Recently, one of our clients did...

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Dan Erling