Hiring

Screening Applicants the Modern Way

There are few joys greater than offering an amazing job to the right candidate. Unfortunately, getting to that point can be incredibly time consuming. Managers and recruiters can spend hours sorting through cookie-cutter resumes and interviewing so-so applicants before finally finding someone who appears to be the perfect match. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks to technology, there are lots of new methods to help hiring professionals pre-screen applicants so they can…
Job Search

Designers: Get Noticed & Get A Dream Job

There’s no way around it: the job hunt can be tough. You might get lucky and find the right fit early in your search, but for the majority of job seekers this is a long and strenuous process of applications and interviews. Do Your Research Before sending your application for a new and exciting role, make sure to do your research on the company. Delve into their website, taking time to learn about each of…
Hiring

Planning Effective Interviews

Hiring new employees is a big decision. There are anxious moments when you realize you’re responsible for another person’s financial well-being, and that any hiring decisions affect your well-being and that of your company. There are benefits too, and they’re huge. When a person signs on, they’re saying “no” to other opportunities and saying “yes” to helping to make your dream a reality. That’s a big show of faith. Additionally, when you’ve got another person,…
Job Search

The Secret to Amazing Interviews? It’s All In the Job Posting

Getting an interview is exciting after submitting countless resumes. That is, until the panic sets in. Job hunters looking to show up prepared to an interview should look no further than the original job posting. Most employers carefully craft these descriptions and use them to frame candidate performance and fit. With the job posting in hand, use these five tactics to wow interviewers and get the job. Look for keywords If you want the job…
Hiring, Startups

How to Define a New Role at a Startup

As a startup founder or team lead, you already have a lot on your plate. Growing the business and keeping it running on the day-to-day is hard enough without throwing hiring into the mix. When it does come time to hire, it can be difficult to gauge what your team needs. This is made even harder when a startup is young or lacks a defined company structure. Defining a new role is the first step…
Hiring

How to Spot a Superstar in a Stack of Applications

Hiring has never been tougher. Thanks to the rise of job boards and sites like LinkedIn, employers now receive hundreds of applications for positions ranging from entry-level graphic designers all the way up to CEOs. Missing out on top talent is a costly mistake – not only will it slow your organization’s growth, but you can be certain your competition is waiting in the wings to sign the best and brightest to their team. Here’s…