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July 2017
Companies that hire professionals with CUSTOMER FACING responsibilities often look for candidates with warm, positive, energetic, and welcoming personalities. The first phone interview is a crucial gate for the candidate to pass before being further considered. This can be punishing for the more introverted, shy, or technical candidate because their sincerity, value, and integrity may...
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Xtra Effort is proud of Bill Skirkey who took first place – in his full ROAG attire sponsored by Xtra Effort! (see his left shoulder) – at Worcester’s George Street Bike Challenge Move over Chris Froome and Team Sky of Tour de France, Bill Skirkey of ROAG/Xtra Effort is the new sheriff in town 🙂...
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Xtra Effort recently had a few different clients reject qualified candidates because the candidates did not include any enthusiasm for the employer. The client hiring manager or internal recruiter would ask the candidate, “What is motivating you to want to speak to us today?”  The candidates would then talk about escaping an unfavorable status with their...
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  Today, I received this reply from a potential candidate. I am not sure if I should feel like a pain in the neck and/or a recruiting savant.  As long as there is strong alignment between his background and the Xtra Effort client need, I can feel good about the process … and hopefully the...
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