4 Videos to Watch Before Your Next Big Interview

By ATR International |   Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 06:56 AM

We've all been there. You found the perfect job at the perfect company. You are the ideal candidate to fill the position and now you just need to convince the company of the same. So you spend hours putting together a customized resume that proves it. You submit your resume,  Make it through the phone interview, and now it's time for the all-important in-person interview. You really want this job. So you study the company's website, maybe take a look at their competitors, review the industry, and read through all of their reviews on Glassdoor.

You are all set. But you're still nervous. Really nervous.

What can you do to calm your nerves and set yourself apart from the competition? These 4 Ted Talks have the answer.

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Be a Problem Solver in the Workplace

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 06:58 AM

Encountering problems is an everyday occurrence when it comes to the workplace. In every industry and every company out there inevitably has a business problem that needs solving. Some problems are big and involve the company’s product while others may be of the more mundane, day-to-day variety, but they both affect productivity and business success. Often times, it is much more effective for an organization to take a solutions-based approach to solving work problems instead of focusing on the problems that need to be worked on. This is why it is important for employees in the workforce to focus on coming up with solutions to problems rather than focus on all of the problems the organization is currently facing.

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Addressing This One Issue Helps You Hire The Best Talent

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

If you’re trying to hire an IT professional, you probably know already that great talent is harder than ever to find, and many in demand professionals field multiple offers. In a competitive marketplace, any delay in making an offer to a candidate can result in losing that candidate. Efficiency is always a good goal but it’s especially critical in your hiring process, and grows in importance as the labor market tightens and competition for talent increases. This is true whether you are hiring to fill a permanent or contingent position.

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Plants, Pets, and Thermostats. Optimizing Your Workplace for Productivity.

By ATR International |   Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 06:30 AM

Whatever the design of your company’s workspace – cubicles, open floor plan, office with a door – there are studies that suggest that some very simple things can make it better. They can improve your mood, and your productivity. They might help you become the best coworker ever.

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The Job Interview - Everything You Need to Know About Body Language

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Our body language can significantly influence the impression that we make. How we stand, or cross our arms, or where we look when speaking all sends subtle (or not so subtle) messages. In fact, studies show that perhaps as much as 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and about 40% is vocal (tone of voice, speed and volume), while content, what you are actually saying, is a mere 5%.

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This Is The Font To Use For Your Resume

By ATR International |   Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

A few weeks ago, Staffing 360 published, 9 Absolute DON'Ts for Your Resume, which included the advice “Don’t use an unusual font.”  We’ve also covered this topic in our ebook, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job, in the resume section. 

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6 Pieces of Advice for Job Seekers Directly from ATR’s Experts

By ATR International |   Thu, Aug 07, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

It’s not easy looking for a new job. Who better to give you advice than people who work with job candidates every day – our recruiters! They spend their time helping people to write better and more effective resumes, research companies, and prepare for interviews. Staffing 360 talked to our team of recruiters, as well as talent sourcers, account executives, and others, and as you’ll see below, they are full of helpful tips gleaned from years of experience.

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MBE Suppliers: It's More Than Providing A Great Service Or Product

By ATR International |   Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

As I’ve discussed before, MBEs trying to become preferred suppliers for large corporations need to be aware of the many qualifications that these companies consider when choosing who to do business with. To a certain degree, being able to provide the product or services that they are looking for is the easy part, certainly it’s only the first step. Companies have other criteria that they consider important like financial stability, ethical behavior, environmental impact, fair hiring practices, and a host of other things that could negatively impact them if their suppliers were not up to their standards.

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6 Surprising But Effective Ways To Make A Great Hire

By ATR International |   Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:32 AM

Making great hires is often viewed as a bit of an art form, when what we’re really looking for is a recipe for success, a proven process that works. Companies often bring in a number of candidates, interview them, make a “best guess” hire based on the team’s input, and hope for the best. But it doesn’t have to be this subjective. There are fact based studies and long term trends that can make hiring more straight forward and objective.

1. Industry experience NOT required
ATR International has been hiring and training recruiters and account managers for over 25 years. And what we have found is that industry experience is often a negative predictor of success, not a positive one. The reason is that candidates with staffing industry experience are often not happy or successful in what they are doing and think moving to another company in the same industry will help. It usually doesn't. The best approach is to hire for ability, past success, and problem solving abilities. Next, train them yourself and educate them about your industry and you will have much better luck.

2. GPA is meaningless
Google collects data on, and analyzes nearly everything that goes on within their daily operations. This includes their hiring process. And what they found is that a correlation between GPA and an employee’s on the job performance simply does not exist. In other words, a candidate's performance at school is completely unrelated to how they will perform at work. The reason for this is that it takes a different skill set to be successful at school than it does to be successful at work. Read about it in more detail here

3. Facebook? Yes, Facebook
Facebook is often used as a resource to screen out job applicants who are spending their nights getting drunk at the local watering hole or making questionable “social” decisions. But a new study by a trio of universities has found that Facebook can be used to predict success on the job as well. Researchers at the three universities used 5 personality traits, conscientiousness, emotional stability, agreeableness, extraversion and openness. New hires who received the highest scores from independent evaluators of their Facebook presence in these categories received the highest scores in relation to their job performance 6 months later.

4. Problem Solving
A thirst for knowledge and an ability to solve problems is a proven key for a successful hire. But these traits are often not teased out in an interview. Ask questions like these to get at a candidate’s natural ability to solve problems:

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Lessons From The Top IT Employers

By ATR International |   Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

As we have talked about many times on this blog, finding and retaining IT talent has been, and for the foreseeable future will be, one of the most pressing business challenges for employers. The challenge has become so great that offering perks such as free gourmet lunches, five figure referral bonuses, and time to work on pet projects have become common place. So it is only natural that Computerworld would rank the top IT places to work.

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