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OMG! What am I going to do with all these resumes?

Raise your hand if you enjoy reviewing and screening resumes.  Keep your hand up if you believe that you are good at it.  This means that a high percentage of people you select from the resumes actually meet your expectations in your interviews.  If your hand is still up, congratulations!  There is no need for…
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Why is it so Difficult to find the right candidates these days?

Have you ever struggled to source the right candidates for your positions?  Do you ever find that you receive plenty of applicants, but not the ones you are looking for?  If you answered “Yes” to both of these questions, welcome to the club!  This is a challenge for most organizations.  You’re not alone. Okay, now…
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Writing job descriptions that INSPIRE- Part 2

I wrote a blog on the issue of job descriptions where I discussed why the traditional format is not very effective. (In case you missed it, here it is: http://jumpvine.net/writing-job-descriptions-inspire-part-1/)  Now I will share specific recommendations on how you can create inspiring and effective job descriptions. Okay, here we go: Focus on what the audience…
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Writing job descriptions that INSPIRE- Part 1

How many job descriptions have you read in your life?  Go ahead, make an estimate.  Many people have read hundreds.  How many of these job descriptions (JD’s) did you feel were inspiring?  How many helped you understand what is special about the company or the job itself?  Most people when asked this question simply smile…
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