A good sales pitch will tell a good story. Numbers and statistics are important when doing business, but being able to infuse the facts with an inspirational narrative and a persuasive argument is much more memorable to a potential customer. A salesperson also has to have a demeanor that convinces someone to trust them.
Fear and panic, college semesters cut short, and thousands of employment opportunities out the door. COVID-19 has caused drastic changes on an international scale economically, politically and socially. A cancelled internship just meant that it was time for a new challenge: to better the world while bettering myself. Along with three of my friends from the University of Michigan, who were also out of work and looking for new opportunities, we set out to find something. Through one of our past internship and work with TAMID, we became connected with myInterview: an online video interview platform based out of Israel.
#socialdistancing. Just a few days ago, nobody was aware of this now-crucial term. Despite the current period of uncertainty, LinkedIn and other platforms are filled with "we're hiring" posts. Life - and work - must go on.
A guide for fast-growing small-medium businesses
This guide will cover:
- Why relying on resumés alone to screen candidates is a bad idea, and how video interviews can help
- What criteria to use when choosing a video interview provider
- At what stage in the recruitment process you should use video interviews
- How to communicate with candidates about a video interview
- What to ask and how many questions to use
Want more creative questions to ask in your next interview? You can access our full report on the 25 Questions you should be asking in an interview here.
Whichever side of an interview desk you’ve been on, you will know that there are good questions and bad questions, but when it comes to finding the candidate that would thrive within your organization – the right questions are the right answer. Here are 5 (out of 25) questions:
Millennials, Generation Y, Echo Boomers … call them what you will, you can’t ignore them.
That generation – those now in their twenties to mid-thirties – already accounts for almost half the US labor force. And yet, according to a 2015 survey, the majority of companies confessed to having difficulty finding and retaining millennial talent.
Whether you’re looking for the star candidate from hundreds of applications, or hiring in a sector where competition for talent is huge, you need recruitment processes that help you succeed: help not only find the right candidate, but do so quickly.
Traditional recruitment strategies – paper resume reviews and in-person interviews -
In 2013 an Italian university conducted a study called Searching for a Job is a Beauty Contest. The study sent out 11,000 identical resumes with a range of pictures attached. The results were startling 50% of attractive Italians and only 17% of unattractive Italians were called back. Resumes sent without a picture had a 39% call back rate. This is great news for those blessed by the heavens but disappointing for those whacked with the ugly stick.