Eric Gaydos

About the Author

Eric Gaydos is the former Buzz Marketing Manager at The Resumator, a SaaS applicant tracking system and recruiting platform trusted by many of the fastest-growing companies in the world. You can also connect with The Resumator on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theresumator.

Is the World Full of Slackers, or Do I Just Suck at Hiring?

It’s easy to make hiring decisions, but it’s significantly harder to make good hiring decisions. Suppose a man named Bob interviews with your company. He seems to know his stuff, and he roots for your favorite football team, so you hire him. Unfortunately, it turns out that Bob spends most of his day…

Three Awesome Examples of Great Job Descriptions

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, readers ask about past TLNT articles they may have missed. That’s why on Fridays we republish a Classic TLNT post some of you have asked about. If your company is struggling to find new talent, is it possible that your job descriptions could be to blame? It’s a question worth asking,…

10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, readers ask about past TLNT articles they may have missed. That’s why on Fridays we republish a Classic TLNT post some of you have asked about. Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working. But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we…

The Anchorman Guide to Building a Recruitment System

To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 18. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013. ******************** Ron Burgundy and his merry band of reporters may have their share of dysfunctions – especially Brick – but together they…

10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 19. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013. *********************************** Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working. But would you know, really, if they…

5 Ways to Uncover a Job Candidate’s Hidden Strengths & Weaknesses

To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 25. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013. *********************************** Recruiting is easy, but talent hiring is tough. When you’re recruiting, you’re looking at concrete facts – the applicant’s work history,…

10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working. But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we imagine the team we didn’t build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious? We can’t, and that’s why recruiting and hiring decisions are…

Killer Ninja Interview Questions: Why They’re Deceptively Revealing

To say that the job interview is a pretty important part of the employee selection process is like saying that denial is a pretty big reason why Donald Trump wears that mangled fur he calls hair. The interview is the most important part of the employee selection process. It’s the only chance you…

Do You Buy the Argument That Gay Men Make the Best Bosses?

Details magazine recently shook up the corporate hiring world when it ran an article entitled “Why Gay Men Make the Best Bosses.” It’s an interesting read. Over two pages, author Danielle Sacks – a straight woman – uses several anecdotes and some statistics from a new book on gay executives to argue that…

5 Ways to Uncover a Job Candidate’s Hidden Strengths & Weaknesses

Recruiting is easy, but talent hiring is tough. When you’re recruiting, you’re looking at concrete facts – the applicant’s work history, experience in the field, education and availability. But talent hiring? That requires you to assess traits that aren’t as easy to measure – things like creativity, integrity and innovation. There’s no simple…

The Anchorman Guide to Building a Recruitment System

Ron Burgundy and his merry band of reporters may have their share of dysfunctions – especially Brick – but together they make a pretty good team. It might sound a little crazy (especially if you’ve seen the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), but the talent on TV Channel 4 Evening News…

The Four Hidden Benefits of Hiring Software

Hiring software can make life in your office a whole lot easier. Why? Because using a computerized hiring management system doesn’t just make finding a qualified candidate easier, it makes everything related to hiring easier. It’s like upgrading your old stick-shift Ford Pinto to a sleek new S-Class Mercedes-Benz. When you start using…

Three Quick and Dirty Ways to Speed Up the Hiring Process

You’re the HR rep, master of your corporate hiring process, and your work isn’t easy. One job posting from your company will bring in hundreds of poorly written resumes and cover letters from job hunters. Sorting through that pile to find the handful of candidates who are both experienced and well-adjusted enough to…

Why the Tech Industry Loves to Hire College Dropouts

It might be the most curious phenomenon in the recruiting world: why do tech companies make room in their employee selection process for college dropouts? Instead of trawling Ivy League schools for the next generation of programmers and developers, some of America’s most profitable tech companies aim much, much lower. But is that…

Is the World Full of Slackers, or Do I Just Suck at Hiring?

It’s easy to make hiring decisions, but it’s significantly harder to make good hiring decisions. Suppose a man named Bob interviews with your company. He seems to know his stuff, and he roots for your favorite football team, so you hire him. Unfortunately, it turns out that Bob spends most of his day…

Three Awesome Examples of Great Job Descriptions

If your company is struggling to find new talent, is it possible that your job descriptions could be to blame? It’s a question worth asking, because your “now hiring” advertisements determine, in part, just who applies for your position. Craft your ads the right way and you’ll capture the attention of talented innovators….

Building a Road Map: The Best Way to Help New Hires Succeed

Achievement is a relative thing; you don’t feel like you’ve achieved something until you feel like you’ve reached your potential. You need to have a clear picture of where you are — and where you can go — to judge true success in a new role. Work with new employees to define their…

Would Your Company Hire Someone Without a College Degree?

Ah, college. That wonderful place where millions of kids flock annually — and then head home 15 pounds heavier, under-slept, and vaguely hungover. But, standard practice implies, better for it. Smarter. More qualified. The National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts that about 1.7 million students will graduate college this spring. PayPal co-founder…