Friday Mar 11, 2016

Communication Tips To Ace Your Next Phone Interview

If you’re looking for a first sign that an employer was impressed with your resume or online application for a job, the invitation for a phone interview might be just it. But now that you’re all set for your call, there are certain limitations you must be aware of and that you need to compensate in order to hang up the phone at the end with nothing but a smile on your face and invitation to a face-to-face interview.

For those who are looking for the secret recipe to a successful phone interview, here are a couple of key ingredients you can include...

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Thursday Feb 25, 2016

How the Mexico team is giving young talent a chance

In my time here at Oracle I’ve had the opportunity of working alongside the wonderful people of Campus Recruiting. When I first started helping them design campaigns I had to ask. “Why should students choose Oracle?” I wasn’t prepared for the answer I got. Because that simple question got me access to a world of wonderful things that the young engineers of the Mexico Development Center are working on.

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Monday Aug 31, 2015

4 Rules of Dating Applied to Your Email Recruiting Campaign

Recruiting talent is just like a game of dating. You do your best to woo your candidate and pique their interest up to the point they are willing to get involved in a new relationship and reach full commitment. It’s all a great mix of good looks, fast attraction and savvy communication. Next time you are crafting recruiting emails for attracting new hires remember these 4 rules of dating.

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Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Now It’s Personal (Although It Should Always Be): Campus Recruitment

One of the things that I think is important and I want our Campus Recruitment Team here at Oracle to be known for is outstanding customer service. When I say customer service, I mean both students and hiring managers should feel they have had a great experience in our campus hiring process. I think one of the keys to providing outstanding customer service is being able to provide as best as we can a personalised experience where the students who are interviewing with us feel like individuals in our process and not just part a ‘campus drive’.

In the campus world this can be challenging at times especially in countries where there is high volume hiring. It can be tricky to create a personal experience when you are hiring for a large number of open graduate roles at one time.

I think Campus Recruitment is one of the areas in the recruitment industry that is just waiting for a change.

We have all seen the proliferation of Social Media in Recruitment over the past 4-6 years. Every Recruiter has a LinkedIn account or uses Twitter or G+ or FB, etc… and some individuals and organisations do it really well. Even in Campus Hiring there is great Social Media initiatives where companies reach out to students and talk to them.

However one thing that has not really changed (and this is a generalisation) is the campus hiring interview process. Do these words inspire enthusiasm to you: “Group Interview, Assessment Centre, On-Campus Drive, Off-Campus Drive, etc...” I don’t know about you but to me these words don’t really sound very personal or individual to students. It almost conjures up images of a factory production line or those long queues you see where the person behind the counter says ‘take a number’.

Campus Recruitment has come a long way don’t get me wrong – companies can share data with and talk to students in so many different ways now it really has become a much more transparent and open process. There are some times such as at IIT’s in India where it really is a bit old school in terms of interviewing with students running from company to company interviewing on campus over the course of a few days but I want students talking to Oracle to have as great an experience as possible (the outcome of getting a job or not is separate to the customer experience).

As students, what are your thoughts? Do you feel like ‘just a number’ when you are interviewing or is there ways that companies can make the process more personalised. Let us know your thoughts.

If you are interviewing with Oracle and have questions, want to talk to us or want to know what it is like working here – email us and we will help where we can. If you can’t reach your local Recruiter in your region email me at david.talamelli@oracle.com and I will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

Wednesday Jul 01, 2009

The Personal Touch, a Recruiters View...by Amanda Gill

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