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Don’t Be a Turkey When Interviewing Candidates!

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This year, many recent hires may be giving thanks they were able to take interview questions that were staler than last year’s apple pie and knock them out of the park like the Astro’s George Springer.

To avoid looking like a turkey, here are a few questions that savvy recruiters and hiring managers may want to drop from the interview menu.

After Breast Cancer: How to Handle the Gap on Your Resume to Get Back to Work

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As the next and hopefully final phase of your journey with breast cancer begins: the return to work. Others may have fought the disease while still on the job. You, on the other hand, needed months or years off to undergo debilitating cancer treatment. Or maybe you were caring for a loved one fighting the disease. In either case, your Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) benefit ran out, you quit or lost your job, and now with a good prognosis, you are ready and eager to get back to work. Time to update that resume and hit the job boards.

Except the break created a lengthy employment gap on your resume that sticks out like a sore thumb. Will your hiatus guarantee you’ll automatically be eliminated from the competition to get a job for which you’re ideally suited? Should you try to hide or come up with creative excuses for your time unemployed?

Why Even Ask? 4 Interview Questions You Should Retire

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It’s easy and convenient to continue asking job candidates interview questions you’ve used in the past.

However – are you starting to hear the same answers from multiple candidates, or find the answers aren’t helpful to you in separating the best from the rest?

If so, you might consider these alternatives that we’ll in this blog article.

4 Cool Benefits of Using Video for Initial Interviews

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Phone or in-person interviews for first-time meetings with job candidates are just so 20th Century.

Today, it’s just as easy – and may be quite a bit better for you, your company, and the candidate – to use video for the initial interview.

Consider: It will take the same amount of time as a face-to-face or voice-only meeting, but using Skype or Facetime for the initial interview offers a number of significant benefits to HR professionals.