Mind the Gaps

Gaps on resumes have been a conundrum since the advent of resume writing. In order to avoid a lag between jobs, or a spotty job history, many applicants stretch months or even years on their resumes. Some take out the months and leave the years, to make it appear that...

The fine art of reference checking

Checking your candidates’ references gives you a glimpse of how other people view the candidate both personally and professionally. It validates your first impression and a gives you insight on your candidate’s past performance. Getting the right information...

Know who you are hiring

Not long ago, we conducted a pre-employment package for a candidate for a large corporation. It was for a business development position. The candidate’s references were positive, he seemed to have a proven track record. His criminal report came back clear. It was time...