Smith Arnold Partners has years of experience working with companies of all sizes and cultures.
We understand the demands on your time and the steps necessary to bring a new professional into your organization. Allow us to make the following suggestions to ensure an easy entry...
- Use MS Word for your resume. Yes, PDF files look nice, but most employers use tracking software that is not yet compliant with this format.
- After an interview, if interested, always communicate that directly to the hiring manager. If you want the position, don’t leave any doubt in regards to your interest.
- Always be prepared to discuss several professional accomplishment that relate directly to the position you are interviewing for.
- Prepared for all interview styles (behavioral, technical, casual…etc). No matter what happens, you’ll be ready.
- Dress appropriate for the company and position you are interviewing for. When in doubt dress more formally.
- When interviewing, be certain to communicate the long term career potential as well as your short term needs.
- Discuss and or provide an organization chart, so your new hire will understand how they fit into the bigger picture.
- Call your new hire prior to start to provide project materials and to discuss priorities for their first few days, weeks, months.
- Assign a “mentor” or “buddy" to a new hire. This helps new hires get comfortable more quickly and leads to higher productivity.
- Be certain you new hire understands your policies and procedures as a company as well as the direct supervisor.
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