HFR Blog

What Should I Do With My Life? 3 Important Questions To Consider

Have you recently asked yourself, “What should I do with my life?” For several years, our answer has been to urge people to conduct what we call an “Area of Destiny” analysis. Very simply, an AOD analysis impels people to seek a career at the intersection of two questions and their answers: What am I uniquely good at? [&hellip
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Clues That Will Help You Assess Your Interview Performance

Body language What kind of body language was the interviewer showing? Was he or she leaning toward you and nodding frequently? Did the interviewer smile warmly or appreciatively when you were answering? Was there a good amount of active eye contact when either of you was speaking? Did the interviewer look at you more often [&hellip
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8 Characteristics to Demonstrate in an Interview 

At HotFoot Recruiters we strongly agree with the 8 points below, and share this belief with each of our clients. Decision makers from several notable companies were recently surveyed and offered the following as their 8 most popular responses for what they want candidates to demonstrate in an interview. 1.    I wish candidates were more [&hellip
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50 Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – even the downright weird. To [&hellip
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If You Don’t Succeed, We Don’t Succeed

Candidates we present to our clients are always qualified. So why do some candidates fall short? In some cases, candidates fall short because they are resistant to apply our recruiter’s suggestions. It is important to remember that a major advantage of working with a staffing firm in a job search is the detailed information we can provide on what the [&hellip
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Trust Us, Write a Thank You Letter

According to a survey by online job-matching service, The Ladders, 75 percent of interviewers said that receiving a thank you letter from a candidate affects their decision making process. It is crucial that your thank you letter is written within 24 hours of the interview (while you are still fresh in the interviewer’s mind) and sent via email [&hellip
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The Last Impression Matters

Consistent feedback from our clients and recruiters verifies the importance of having a great first impression in interviews. With that said, we also know the last impression is equally important. Try these four techniques that helped some of our candidates leave a lasting impression: Ask good questions. Put the research in ahead of time so [&hellip
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What to Research Before Your Interview

You might be a natural, but even the best can blow an interview with the smallest mistake. If you don’t do proper research and put in the time before the interview, your unpreparedness could easily make the wrong impression. The following are 6 areas you should research before your interview: Company Mission and Vision A [&hellip
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Don’t Lose Your Will to Work

Your alarm has just gone off. You reach out and almost instinctively find the snooze button without a problem. It’s time to go to work. But wait, why are you not moving? It seems like your “get up and go” left without you. You could have lost your will to work. This attitude is detrimental to [&hellip
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Most Hiring Managers Say Soft Skills are Just as Important

A majority of employers believe that soft skills (less tangible traits associated with one’s personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (abilities that are learned to perform a specific job function and can be measured, such as operating a computer program).  CareerBuilder’s survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers [&hellip
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