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Happy Holidays from the Continental Search Team!

Happy Holidays from the Team at Continental Search! Take this time to celebrate all the positive things in your life; your family, your friends, your faith, and your accomplishments. Remember to reflect back on your personal and professional year, thinking about all the great things that you’ve done and planning for those that you will do.

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Hiring a Skill Set Rather Than a Record of Success

If you need an oil change, you don’t need to engage someone with a great track record in auto mechanics. You simply need someone with the core skills, the tools, and enough experience to get the job done. The reason you don’t need a great mechanic with a rich history of success is because your involvement with this person is transactional. You’ll be involved with them on a very limited basis.

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Behavioral-Based Interviewing and the STAR Approach

By Dan Simmons Behavioral-based interviewing is designed to help ensure more targeted and more successful hires.  Although a resume is what initially catches the eye, it’s the characteristics and behaviors the candidate possesses that should ultimately dictate whether or not they’re hired. The first part of the behavioral-based interviewing process is to thoroughly evaluate the […]

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10 Steps To A Successful Partnership With Your Recruiter

By Dan Simmons Recruiters are key partners when searching for top talent.  Communication, accurate information, and timely follow-up are important factors in acquiring top talent. My experience has taught me that the more consistently companies follow these recruitment strategies, the more successful they tend to be! Selecting a Recruiter AND a Partner: This person will […]

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10 Steps To A Successful Partnership With Your Recruiter

Have you ever wondered why one organization is more successful using recruiters than others? Recruiters are key partners when searching for top talent. Communication, accurate information, and timely follow-up are important factors in acquiring top talent.

My experience has taught me that the more consistently companies follow these recruitment strategies, the more successful they tend to be!

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Know Your Company’s 30-Second Story

(By Dan Simmons) As the job climate begins to improve applicants have more opportunities from which to choose, and that’s why companies just like you must actively recruit candidates and show them that you are the employer of choice. More importantly, you need to be able to communicate this throughout the entire interview process. How […]

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