Your application has been submitted. Interviews are finished. Now you wait.
If you are lucky, you will receive a job offer. But, after receiving and accepting that offer from your soon-to-be new employer, have you ever asked the question: “Why was I hired?”
In my almost 20 years of working
Have you ever applied and interviewed for an internal position where you left the interview feeling that the hiring manager already made his or her decision and your meeting was more of a “check the box” activity? That’s what we call the courtesy interview.
Some organizations have policies that
Most organizations conduct background checks of some variety. There are many different checks that can be conducted:
- Criminal history: Examples include arrests, felonies, convictions, and sex offender registry. They can be run nationwide, statewide, and by county. The typical company will only go back seven years, but some will check
Organizations need to improve their hiring processes. The job market shifts over the years, but currently we are in a candidate’s market. This means that companies are struggling to find top talent and candidates are getting multiple job offers.
Due to this reality, everyone who is involved in the
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