Interview Prep Sheet from Lindsey Bartlett, Executive Recruiter

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There are so many different types of interviews. There is the standard type of talking across the desk, the lunch interview, the panel interview or one that is conducted over the phone. Don’t take this time with human resources or the hiring manager for granted. Smith Hanley Associates’ Market Research Executive Recruiter, Lindsey Bartlett, has… Read more »

Interview Checklist – Prepare, Onsite and Post Interview

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Some of these tips may seem overly obvious, but it never hurts to have an interview checklist.   Prepare Research the company! This is critical. You are not expected to know everything about the company, however, you will be expected to discuss and ask intelligent questions about the company. Review their performance in the marketplace…. Read more »

Best Job in America for TWO Successive Years – Data Scientist

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In 2017 Glassdoor proclaimed Data Scientist the #1 job in America. Smith Hanley not only shared this with you in a blog but did an infographic as well. History repeats itself in 2018 with Data Scientist again in Glassdoor’s top spot.   Glassdoor ranks positions through a combination of job satisfaction, median salary and number… Read more »

Good and Bad Answers to the 4 Most Common Interview Questions

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Yes, practice your answers to 40 common interview questions. Yes, there will be quirky interview questions that will probably justifiably confuse you. But realistically the majority of interviews will really touch on the four questions below. Good answers to these interview questions will get you the job offer. Bad answers will eliminate you from consideration…. Read more »

How to Get Noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn

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You’ve decided to conduct a job search but can’t seem to get any traction with recruiters. They aren’t calling you and you can’t seem to find the ones that specialize in your area of expertise. Here are three tips for getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.   1. Looking for Opportunities LinkedIn makes it easy… Read more »

Why the Best Candidates are Turning Down Your Job Offer

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With everyone pressed for time sometimes the interview process gets short shrift. In this candidate driven, low unemployment marketplace, it pays to reassess your hiring process and make sure simple changes that could be made aren’t costing you top-notch candidates. Your Interview Process is Disorganized Cancellations, rescheduling, gaps in the in-person interview day all send… Read more »

Why LinkedIn is Important Even if You Aren’t Job Hunting

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ComScore’s June 2017 ranking of the top 50 multi-platform properties has LinkedIn as #16! Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon are #1-5. This is pretty heady company for a professional networking site. It highlights the value of being on this site for more than just job hunting. Professional Networking There are reasons to reach out… Read more »

No Longer Legal to Ask Salary History in a Job Interview

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The most dreaded question in a job interview, “What is your current salary?” is now off limits in 4 states, 3 large cities and 1 U.S. Territory. California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico and New York City, Albany and Philadelphia have legislation that bars employers from asking about a job applicant’s pay history. The National… Read more »

Smith Hanley Offers New Career Options for Actuaries

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Actuarial Science continues to be a dynamic career choice. Smith Hanley Associates experienced 40% actuarial placement growth in 2017 due to the addition of some new and exciting clients in unique applications and unique industries, as well as growth in our core consulting and carrier business. Before we flip the calendar page to 2018 we… Read more »