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Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web

Recruiting Roundup: This week Glassdoor.com releases it’s annual list of oddball interview questions for 2013, the worst interview mistakes by candidates, iRecruit customer Signal 88 Security was featured on the A&E TV’s Reality Show Be The Boss and more.

iRecruit Customer on A&E TV’s Be The Boss
iRecruit customers Signal 88 Security appeared on an episode of A&E TV’s Be The Boss this past weekend. The new reality show is a competition-based series that pits two employees of a franchise-based company in the battle of a lifetime, competing for the chance to become the owner of their very own franchise.

How Candidates Are Finding You
Wondering what’s the best way to get the word out that you’re hiring? Track the candidate’s referral source in iRecruit. Knowing and tracking this important information can help you plan your advertising budget for the year ahead and make informed choices.

The Worst Recruiting Mistakes
Late last year, I checked with my recruiting friends (yes, I still have a few left) and colleagues as to what they thought were the worst recruiting mistakes that companies make. What they said is below. What do you think are the worst?

“Hey Honey, What Are We Having for Dinner?” Job Candidates’ Biggest Interview Blunders
Have you ever had a job candidate call his or her significant other during an interview to casually inquire about that night’s dinner plans? CareerBuilder’s annual study on the most common and outlandish job interview mistakes, conducted among more than 2,600 hiring managers and 3,900 workers across the nation, found a litany of cringe-worthy mistakes made during interviews — dinnterview etiquette (yes, I just made that up and immediately regret it) being just one of them.

Glassdoor’s Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions For 2013
Not sure what to expect in an interview? Be prepared – for anything. According to the Q4 Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, one in five employees plan to look for a new job in the next three months assuming the economy stays the same or improves. So, to help you prepare for tough and sometimes wacky interview questions, Glassdoor has combed tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year to compile its list of the Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013.

How NPR finds talent on a tight budget
Social media has helped National Public Radio to win talent away from employers with bigger recruiting budgets, talent chief Lars Schmidt says. The Twitter handle “@nprjobs” is used to post job openings and information about what it’s like to work at the organization, Schmidt says, noting that he devised the hashtag “#nprlife” to help employees share tidbits that reflect NPR’s culture.

iRecruit Webinar Dates January 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for January 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database.
We have weekly webinar demos scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (US). Or contact us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a webinar at your convenience.

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About iRecruit
iRecruit is a web-based applicant tracking software designed to provide any size of business a cost effective, affordable and simple way to handle their recruiting process online. iRecruit provides you with your own career center that will allow your applicants to select the position they are interested in, and apply online through your website!

Weekly demos, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (Register Today), or call us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a demo at your convenience.

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