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How a Simple Test Can Change Everything for You.

For years, we have been hearing how validating people based on their resumes is ineffective and should be replaced with pre-employment psychological tests or gamification. Adding a gamification element in recruitment brings real results. One of the examples of gamification in recruitment is Google Code Jam, Google’s largest programming competition. Gamified tests usually create job simulation experience and assess candidates’ skills and how they would deal with the work-related tasks. But could pre-employment psychological tests bring better results than gamification or gamified tests and do they really work? Pre-employment Psychological Tests Pre-employment psychological tests are a scientific group of questions that, […]

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Are You The Victim of Fake Linkedin Profiles?

“Thanks” to sites like ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, spotting a fake profile picture is harder than before. Luckily there are articles like Which Face Is Real? or How to recognize fake AI-generated images that will help you to learn the difference and spot a fake profile photo within a few seconds. And if you spend enough time on site WhichFaceIsReal.com, which lets you test your ability to distinguish AI-generated profile photos from genuine ones, you will be able to spot a fake profile in no time. LinkedIn has a fake profile problem Microsoft’s social network also has a big problem with fake LinkedIn profiles and it is not getting […]

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Why You Should Never Take a Counter Offer

Companies are always keen to retain their top employees, so you are likely to be presented with a counter offer if you hand in your resignation. Deciding whether or not to accept a counter offer can be difficult in the thick of it. You are faced with a tough choice and you don’t want to seem ungrateful. And maybe you are reluctant to take it as you do not want to leave your comfort zone as changing jobs could be stressful and you do not want to deal with that. When you resign, there are a number of underlying reasons […]

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The Truth about Psychological Testing in Recruitment

For years, we have been hearing how validating people based on their resumes is ineffective and should be replaced with pre-employment psychological tests or gamification. Adding a gamification element in recruitment brings real results. One of the examples of gamification in recruitment is Google Code Jam, Google’s largest programming competition. Gamified tests usually create job simulation experience and assess candidates’ skills and how they would deal with the work-related tasks. But could pre-employment psychological tests bring better results than gamification or gamified tests, and do they really work? Pre-employment Psychological Tests Pre-employment psychological tests are a scientific group of questions […]

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Do You Really Want To Be Judged By A Machine?

In today’s world, where everything is controlled by technology, it is impossible to consider recruitment without mentioning machine learning or Artificial intelligence (AI). It is not necessarily a negative thing because we live in a technologically advanced and exciting time. But don’t you think everything comes with drawbacks? There are a plethora of AI tools available that control everything from interviewing candidates to hiring them. Many companies use AI interview systems as gatekeepers to assess their applicants before candidates even have a chance to speak with a human. Of course, these tools come with many benefits, from saving time to […]

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The Truth about ATS Friendly Resumes

In 2019, I was preparing for my SourceCon presentation and I spent more than six months learning to understand how the big corporations were using their resume databases (ATS), how the candidates were selected and invited for an interview. I had dozens of avatar resumes that I was submitting with several customizations, to tailor the best resume that would get me an invitation to an interview. I started with that because I saw that several career coaches and so-called career coaches (and people with a huge network on LinkedIn) were selling jobseekers “ATS Ready templates” and giving them false hope […]

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Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Full Stack Recruiter

Everything in our lives starts with an impulse, the impulse leads to the decision, and decision leads to a result. My first impulse almost a year ago was a quote from Maya Angelou: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” During our lives, we expand our knowledge to be better in what we do. And that’s why I spent the last few years trying to understand how to improve my sourcing and recruitment knowledge and even beyond that. I spent a little fortune on various training programs, events, and books to […]

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Are you a good Sourcer? Can you prove it?

Recruiters and sourcers are crucial for finding and attracting talented employees. A skilled recruiter/sourcer could fill an open role twice as fast as the average source, and his/her work has an impact on an organization’s overall workforce.  A skilled sourcer also brings the right knowledge into the company, and the team acts as an example for the team and pushes other team members to be better at their work. They are responsible for staying abreast of industry trends, reaching out to potential employees, and maintaining good working relationships with hiring managers.  However, hiring a sourcer can be quite tricky. When […]

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Why Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

A company’s culture can vary across different locations and departments. But there’s one thing they all have in common if our managers or our colleagues are creating a toxic and depressing environment for us, we are unproductive. On the other hand, if our work environment is positive and filled with excitement, our production is higher than ever before. Evidence proves that a positive work culture results in more productivity and profitability for companies. It boosts employee engagement, which in turn increases business outcomes. It has been shown that businesses that are highly engaged experience up to 40% less absenteeism and achieve […]

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Protect your work from being stolen

Writing an article can take a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks if you do research on the topic that you are planning to cover. As an author, I often stumble upon my articles across the Internet that were used without my permission. Sometimes, it’s just a couple of passages without giving me credit or it’s a translated article that is shared as another author’s “original work”. The worst is when people copy the whole text. When I use software to check blogs for stolen materials, it usually detects many instances of plagiarized text in their […]

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