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Recruiting News Roundup

This week’s top recruiting news from around the web: 

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What Recruiters Are Tweeting, Retweeting, and Reading
A company called Leadtail put together a report for us on just that. Leadtail studied 310 U.S.-based recruiters (about half in house, about half from agencies) from March 21 to June 20 of this year, totaling 55,576 tweets.
11 Interview Questions You Wouldn’t Think to Ask–But Should
Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you’ll get answers that will give you insight into what the candidates really bring to the table.

Housing Market Has Influenced Creation of Over 200,000 Jobs
Thanks to a recovering job market, the U.S. housing market is enjoying a resurgence, which in turn is leading to even more job creation. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) indicates that as home prices and sales begin to inch up again, several industry segments tied to the housing sector have experienced encouraging job growth over the last 12 to 18 months.

Employers Seek Candidates with “Soft Skills”
They can get good grades, earn a diploma and breeze through that campus rite of spring, the job interview. But college graduates still might not land a decent job.

Bizarre interview questions: Do they really work?
We’ve all read about them: The strange interview questions that companies throw at candidates just to see how they respond. The real question: Do those bizarre questions actually prove anything? Two recent write-ups look at the pros and cons of the bizarro interview questions trend to see if they’re useful at all during the interview process.

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