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How to Prepare for a Startup Job Interview

While preparing for a job interview at a startup can be a daunting task, it can lead to employment at the startup, which can be quite rewarding considering its unique work environment and flexible culture.
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Ideas for a Great Employee Referral Program

We often talk about referrals as part of the gospel of good recruiting. The benefit of hiring through referrals is manifold. Of course, one of the most important reasons to do so is because it gives you an added guarantee of the value of a potential recruit.
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5 Tips For Recent College Graduates

College is a time for personal growth, both educationally and socially. Graduating from college is a major milestone in a person’s life and a big step forward in developing their professional career, but college doesn’t always translate directly to being successful in the job market. How can a recent college graduate make the smoothest transition possible from the academic to the professional world?
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How to Test for Soft Skills in a Candidate Interview

Creating a team that will grow and develop your business can be a challenging task. You need to find a balance of practical experience, a good fit for your company culture, and the necessary soft skills in employees. But what are soft skills and why are they important to your business development?
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How to Hire for a Job Position You Do Not Understand

A recruiter's job is essentially in the name, hunting for talented potential employees. But it goes beyond that: you need to take time to determine who is the best fit for any given position.
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6 Ways to Attract and Hire the Best Talent For Your Startup

Whether it's fundraising, product development, or growth, creating a strong team for your startup is one of the most important things you will do. In startup recruiting, attracting and hiring the best talent is critical to your success. But how can you accomplish this?
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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Remote Employees

In the world of startups, there are a number of difficulties related to growing a strong and well-functioning team. Emerging startups typically deal with limited capital and resources, so hiring a large team of in-house employees is generally not feasible.
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5 Creative Ways to Use Email Signatures

Have you ever spent time crafting an email that hits all the right points, is easy to read, and has a clear message, only to come to your email signature and think, 'why do I even bother having this?'
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How to Write Effective Recruitment Emails

As someone who is always on the lookout for new talent to join your company, you will likely have to write cold emails to recruit candidates, continue the application process by drafting a candidate interview invitation email, and unfortunately turn down applicants with rejection notices. These are so common that many recruiters keep email templates for each occasion.
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Behind the Scenes: An Introverted Headhunter

An introverted headhunter seems like an oxymoron, and that’s exactly what it is. Read on to find out how this seemingly unlikely combinator works in the context of your ability, preferences, and passion.
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