Christine Bird

Transforming the HR space, one test at a time. Declaring a war on resumes at Plum. Our pre-employment assessments gives you invaluable insight into a candidate before you read a resume.

East Coast girl, full of drive and sass overlaying an internal compassion and exuberance for life. Artist, runner, dog owner who geeks it out to Britcoms.

Can Self-Awareness Help in Job Interviews?

You know how it feels when you land an interview for a job you really want. You've got butterflies in your stomach, you maybe didn't sleep much the night before, but you know adrenaline will get you through the day. Now picture getting into the room where you're waiting with a few other candidates. They're all great 'on paper' candidates, like yourself: similar levels of experience to you,...

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I Need a Raise! How to get What you Deserve

Asking for a raise is one of those things, like doing your taxes, which you only do when you have to. It isn't a fun thing, to ask your boss for more money for the same work, but sometimes you just have to be brave. Corporate war chests, thanks to the recession, are larger than they've been in the past, while compensation hasn't increased much. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Recruiters: Don't Say These 10 Things To Candidates

An interview is a two-person experience. It is may be more likely that candidates will trip up and say something they shouldn't, but they aren't the only ones who can make mistakes. Recruiters and HR managers are equally capable of saying the wrong things when interviewing potential employees. So to help remind you of the "don'ts' when it comes to interview etiquette, the following...

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