How to Kill Your Chances of Getting the Job (video)

How to Kill Your Chances of Getting the Job (video)

June 29th, 2017

There is a ton of interview advice out there on what to do in an interview, but what about what NOT to do? What about those interview no-nos that can kill your chances of getting the job? Watch Marketing Recruiter Catherine Lund break down 5 things NOT to do in an interview, and what to do instead.

4 Guaranteed Ways to Tell a Candidate is Lying in an Interview (video)

4 Guaranteed Ways to Tell a Candidate is Lying in an Interview (video)

April 28th, 2017

Spotting interview liars can be difficult — (in most cases) you’re meeting the person for the first time, and nervous behaviours can be quite normal in an interview setting. Unfortunately, when candidates lie in interviews, it can really slow down your hiring process, as you spend time and resources on additional interviews, reference checks, and so forth, only to find a red flag close to the end of the process.

What is Topgrading? A Headhunter Explains (video)

What is Topgrading? A Headhunter Explains (video)

October 21st, 2016

Topgrading, developed by Dr. Brandford Smart, is one of the best screening methods on the market. In fact, it’s the go-to technique for some of the top companies in the world, including GE and Microsoft. Click below to hear Sales Headhunter Rhys Metler break down what Topgrading is, and how we at IQ PARTNERS use it to help identify the best candidates for our clients.

5 Go-to Unconventional Interview Questions Headhunters Ask

5 Go-to Unconventional Interview Questions Headhunters Ask

August 30th, 2016

A tech CEO contact of mine always puts his phone on the table during the start of an interview and sees if his candidate does the same. If they do he casually asks them about their phone and phone choice, to break the ice but also as an opportunity to understand how they make decisions as well as their approach to technology.

5 Things Candidates Should STOP Saying in Interviews (video)

5 Things Candidates Should STOP Saying in Interviews (video)

August 26th, 2016

Are you tired of getting to interview stage only to be turned down? There are some common answers to interview questions that tend to make recruiters and hiring managers cringe. We’ve narrowed down the top 5 things candidates should STOP saying if they want to differentiate themselves from the pack.

How to Describe a Weakness in an Interview with a Recruiter

How to Describe a Weakness in an Interview with a Recruiter

August 20th, 2015

“I’m working on getting better at presenting to large groups of people by presenting to my team every week. It’s getting easier, but to be honest it’s always been a challenge for me, which is a lot of the reason I went into this field… I was the only sixth grader I knew with a deep passion for Excel spreadsheets.”

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

July 2nd, 2015

As IQ PARTNERS grows we are conducting more and more business internationally, and with that comes increasingly frequent Skype interviews. Having seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to Skype, here are 6 tips to ace a Skype interview with a headhunter.

The Best Interview Technique There Is

The Best Interview Technique There Is

April 23rd, 2015

So you’re looking to hire a new team member. You (or your HR department) have screened candidates and identified the top players in the industry, and now it’s time to interview. Your mind may drift toward strategies you’ve used in the past, or what you remember from being interviewed: “What are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses” or “tell me about a time…”
Stop. There’s a better way.

Interview Do’s and Don’ts: How to Land the Candidate You Want – Part II

Interview Do’s and Don’ts: How to Land the Candidate You Want – Part II

February 10th, 2015

Last week I wrote about the Do’s and Don’ts of How to Land a Candidate, with tips like be prepared, be visionary; don’t be casual or negative. To take it a step further, I want to be specific about what to say and not to say to land that top candidate.