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What were the most popular posts on Undercover Recruiter for 2014? Find out here! #URTop15

It’s that time of year again – as Christmas gets closer and 2015 looms, we take a look back at the last 12 months of fantastic content here on Undercover Recruiter.

You can find the rundowns from 2011, 2012 and 2013 here before getting stuck into this year’s hall of fame.

Want to join the Undercover family and post in 2015? You can find the Guest Post Guidelines here – so get in touch!

So, without further ado…

Top 15 of 2014:

15) 21 Secrets to Nailing Your Next Job Interview by CollegeAtlas.org

14) Can Recruiters Work from Home and STILL Be Successful? by Lysha Holmes

13) 10 Reasons Why Your Job Interview Went Wrong by Monica Wells

12) 5 Questions You Must Ask a Hiring Manager During an Interview by Robyn Melhuish

11) 10 Things You Should NEVER Put on Your CV by Career Savvy

10) ‘How Telling Personal Stories Can Help You Establish Trust‘ by Jeff Newman:


Jeff Newman takes us on a private journey to explore why sharing a private thing is a great way of establishing trust, of getting to know someone more intimately and achieving as much transparency and better communication from hiring managers and candidates in the recruiting world. Read ‘How Telling Personal Stories Can Help You Establish Trust’ here.

9) ‘How to Answer the Top 5 Most Stupid Interview Questions‘ by Lesley J. Vos:

Lesley loves going to job interviews, so much so that she actually considers them as improvisation or creative impromptu rather than an exam. You can never be sure what they’ll ask you, and moments can become the subject of jokes and memories for a long time to come. Read ‘How to Answer the Top 5 Most Stupid Interview Questions’ here.

8) ‘10 Things Recruiters Can Do Before 10 in 10 Minutes‘ by Lisa Jones:


All recruiters want more time – they want to improve their reach, they want to be smart and innovative but they get into work and go all the way through to 5pm without doing anything. Lisa Jones suggests a new routine they can take on to get 10 things completely before the clock strikes 10am. Read ’10 Things Recruiters Can Do Before 10 in 10 Minutes’ here.

7) ‘What are the Top Interview Questions to Practice?‘ by Jennifer Young:

Not every job interview will be the same or follow a set format, although there are some frequent questions that pop up time and time again. In this, Jennifer Young gives the top five most asked interview questions and some tips to help you answer them appropriately. Read ‘What are the Top Interview Questions to Practice?’ here.

6) ‘Are Your Selfies Affecting Your Chances of Getting Hired?‘ by John Feldmann:


When applying for a new job, you always think to remove any drunk or inappropriate photos from your social media accounts – as they can send a negative image to recruiters and headhunters. Not just one, but the dozens of mirror pictures on your profile – John Feldmann asks what damage can they do? Read ‘Are Your Selfies Affecting Your Chances of Getting Hired?’ here.

5) ‘True Confessions of the Hiring Manager Reading Your Resume‘ by Tanya White:

7 seconds – that’s how long Tanya gives every resume. You’ve got seven seconds to show that it’s worth an employer’s time to continue reading. They say it’s the little things in life…including these little resume tips, and that seven second window to stand out. This article is a list of what a business leader is thinking about when reading your resume. Read ‘True Confessions of the Hiring Manager Reading Your Resume’ here.

4) ‘34 Crucial Tips You Must Remember for Your Next Job Interview‘ by College Atlas:


Job interviews are always nerve-wracking – you have to remember answers to questions, what to wear, how to act, who to speak to – so College Atlas have put together this handy guide with 34 of their most important interview tips. Read ’34 Crucial Tips You Must Remember for Your Next Job Interview here.

3) ‘How to Find Hidden Jobs with an Easy Google Search‘ by Maebellyne Ventura:

The majority of jobs are now available online to job seekers everywhere, however advertising on job boards and social networks is a major cost. As a result, companies try to minimise these costs and improve employer branding at the same time by maintaining their own careers/recruitment sites. Maebellyne gives top tips for finding hidden jobs using a simple Google search. Read ‘How to Find Hidden Jobs with an Easy Google Search’ here.

2) ‘17 Things You Should Never Ever Include in Your CV’ by Zoey Smith:

Don’t you wish your CV was so perfect that the moment a recruiting manager goes through it, he decides to hire you? Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process and you are racing against the odds to land that desired, much badly wanted job – and writing a great CV is vital in this race. Read ’17 Things You Should Never Ever Include in Your CV’ here.

 

1) ‘How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job Interview’ by Erik Episcopo:

Congrats to Erik Episcopo of Resume Genius for his fantastic piece about answering ‘Tell Me About Yourself?’ in a job interview – it got your tongues wagging here on the site and on social media and ended up being the most popular posts of the year. You can read ‘How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job Interview here. Congrats again Erik!


About Laurence Hebberd

Senior Account Manager at Link Humans, a recruitment marketing agency.

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