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How to Choose Between 2 Great Candidates

Hire both! Just kidding. Unless that’s feasible, then stop reading here. If you were hoping to glean insight into how…

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What to Say to a Candidate Reference

Now that you’ve successfully obtained a reference from your candidate, you have to actually call and verify them as a…

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What to do: Candidate Excuses for Giving References

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Why Don’t You Check References?

We’re not trying to dismiss the fact that most companies do, in fact, conduct some kind of reference checking. We…

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You Got a Candidate Reference, Now What?

In the last few weeks we’ve helped you outline the reference checking process. Now that that’s done, consider the next…

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Great Questions to Ask Your Candidate’s References

Checking candidates’ references is an essential but occasionally carelessly completed step in the hiring process. At the most basic level,…