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Who needs a marketing portfolio? The answer may surprise you.

James Hornick - Partner, IT & Digital Recruiting One trend we are seeing across many clients in Hirewell’s Marketing practice is the desire to see a marketing portfolio, and not just from design/UX candidates. Hiring companies are asking to see portfolios across all areas of marketing, and this trend is fast becoming the norm. A strong resume and LinkedIn page are no longer cutting it for many companies. Hiring mangers want to see work samples,...Read On >

Hirewell's VP of Recruiting Shares His Interview Tips & the Best Questions to Prep and Practice (Part 2)

Bill Gates - Vice President of Recruiting Congratulations! You've made it to the interview, a time when you and the hiring company have the opportunity for mutual assessment. The key ingredients for a successful interview are preparation and performance. Boost your confidence before your next interview by reviewing the preparation tips below and rehearsing the sample questions out loud. Preparation Do your homework. Research the company, the opportunity and the interviewer. Review your work experience...Read On >

Hirewell's VP of Recruiting Shares His Best Interview Tips (Part 1)

Bill Gates - Vice President of Recruiting A variety of things can make or break an interview, and few of them have to do with your resume. Interviewing is not a mystical process, but most people simply don't do it enough to be comfortable in the situation. However, with a little preparation and mental evaluation of the circumstances, you can turn a nerve-wracking situation into a new job. Follow these tips below and set yourself...Read On >

How to approach compensation conversations during the interview process

By James Hornick Partner - IT & Digital Recruiting The candidate whose primary objective in looking for another opportunity is to find a better compensation package often sets off alarms to a hiring authority; and it should. Yet compensation in any new job is important. Money is why most work and one certainly doesn’t want to leave money on the negotiation table. The question from an employer, “What will it take to bring you on...Read On >

How much equity to offer employees

Matt Massucci , Managing Partner and Co-Founder Attracting and retaining top talent is almost always the difference maker between success and failure, sluggish or rapid growth and ultimately good and great companies. Like most start-ups, you will likely need to provide equity as part of the compensation package since cash can be scarce during the early days. But how much is enough? Although there is not a cookie-cutter answer, the practices described below can help...Read On >

Extending an offer: five best practices

You wrote a perfect job description, interviewed excellent candidates and are ready to extend a job offer to the top contender. If you think this is the easy part, seasoned managers and recruiters will tell you otherwise. Almost 60 percent of hiring managers were told “no thank you” after offering a candidate the job over the course of a year, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey . Another recent study estimated that 35 and 50...Read On >

The post-interview thank you note 101

The post-interview thank you note is a small but essential step in the interview process. It doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be sent, and when the competition is tight, not doing so can cost you a job. Check out our thoughts on the rules and what your note should include, then review our other interview follow-up tips. Handwritten notes can be effective but they can also be late or worse, not...Read On >

Hirewell's tips for effectively following-up after an interview

Immediately Following the Interview As soon as you are able after an interview, send a short, polite thank you note to each person you met during the interview process. While handwritten notes are a nice touch, an email is perfectly acceptable. Using your notes, take the opportunity to support the statements you made in the interview on how, specifically, you will add value to the company and position. Add any significant information you may have...Read On >

Preparing for the Phone Interview

Before we dive, check out these great high level tips for effective interview preparation . In case the interview will be a behavioral interview , check out our post on how to prepare, general topics and sample questions. It might be easy to take a phone interview less seriously than a traditional one-on-one, but the truth is, you should prepare as much or more. Here are Hirewell’s tips and advice for nailing a phone interview:...Read On >

The behavioral interview: how to prepare, general topics & sample questions

What is the purpose of behavioral interviewing? Companies that utilize behavioral interviewing have predetermined the skill sets they require for a particular position. These skill sets could include: decision making and problem solving, leadership, motivation, communication, interpersonal skills, planning and organization, critical thinking skills, team building and the ability to influence others. Below is advice on how to prepare and sample questions to practice. When you're done, check out our general tips on effective interview...Read On >


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