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Interview Advice

Phone Interviews Automate Technical Recruiting!

Strategic Search Corporation are specialists in technical recruiting and engineering recruiting.

Today’s executive recruiting tip is phone screen first. You can quickly gain a lot of valuable candidate information from a properly structured phone interview. This can save your interviewing process a lot of time and money!

With proper structured phone interviews your team of both: a) internal management recruiters … Read More


Improve Interviewing With Open-Ended Questions

interviewingMany companies have problems recruiting R&D, engineering, scientific, IT and technical talent. As I have shared previously, there is a lot of psychological, human resource and recruiting research available demonstrating that the use of open-ended questions tends to elicit more information during interviewing. Especially when applied towards gaining more useful … Read More


Interview Question To Improve R&D Recruiting

During our 25 years of existence, our technical recruitment firm has uncovered many secrets to uncovering more useful information from candidates. The normal tendency of candidates is to only provide a modicum of general information. However, to gain more and better information it is important that you both: a) ask … Read More


Hiring Picking Up: SHARPEN INTERVIEWING SKILLS!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, 195,000 jobs were created in June, which is a sign of solid improvements in the labor market. Added to last month’s BLS figures, 370,000 new jobs have been created during the last two months! Furthermore, anecdotally, I have noticed that many … Read More


I’ll live on WGN Radio Saturday, December 29th between 12:30 and 1 p.m. CST discussing a new outplacement model to help the multitudes of displaced workers.

If you get a chance, I’ll be live on WGN Radio on Saturday, December 29th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. CST (720 on the AM dial) discussing a new, lower-cost alternative (10% of the cost) to outplacement for displaced workers, called World2Work™

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Three Pronged Approach To Landing a Job

Recently, I have been bombarded by requests by friends, family and clients to help them find a job. Unfortunately, there is no secret to landing a job especially with this terrible economy with the real unemployment (including those who are involuntarily working part time because they cannot find a Read More


Fed Chairman Says Economy And Jobs Picture Bleak!

Fed Chairman Bernanke delivered a bleak assessment of the U.S. economy to lawmakers on Tuesday, citing a slowdown in economic activity this year and a stubbornly high rate of unemployment. Bernanke provided no new direct clues as to whether the central bank would take fresh steps to support the fragile

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How To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person

What Is The Cost Of Hiring The Wrong Person? You don’t want to find out. Instead, I recommend taking an investigative approach to interviewing.

For some ideas, please go to my 9th Commandment Of Recruiting video. at http://www.strategicsearch.com/technical-recruiting-tips/ and click on 9th (below) to view the video. The caveat … Read More


Special Event: Saturday, August 20th

I would like to invite you to an extraordinary event that can benefit you and your colleagues in several ways. On Saturday, August 20th starting at 10 a.m. I have arranged a special symposium showcasing two experts well versed in applying SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to job hunting and recruiting. Read More


Despite A Spike To 9%, Recruiting Picking Up Steam!

Today’s unemployment rate of 9% came despite gains of 244,000 non-farm jobs in April. After falling 1% over the past 4 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a .2% jump to 9%. However, many sectors showed job gains including manufacturing (+29,000 jobs), health care (+37,000 jobs), leisure and … Read More