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Getting the Best Out of Your Recruiter

On September 25, 2012, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, With No Comments

A client recently thanked us for doing a great job.  So what you might add.  Well, this client wasn’t thanking us for placing a specific candidate but wanted to recognise several years’ worth of work, multiple placements and the part this had played in his company’s success.  It made me…

Generation Y

Much is talked about Generation Y, those born after 1980, and how employers must rethink their approach to recruitment, job design, management and motivation in order to attract and retain these individuals. Generation Y we are told are different, they are not just internet savvy but internet native.  They have…

On the Interview day

On February 9, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By , With Comments Off on On the Interview day

Before you leave  Dress smart (clean your shoes) Clean, neat and tidy hair Remove excess jewellery Aim to arrive approx 15 mins early Take a Copy of Your CV Make sure you know who you are seeing and their position Make sure you have directions / know where you are…

Preparation Before the Interview

On February 9, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By , With Comments Off on Preparation Before the Interview

Research the role Key responsibilities? How is performance measured? Key skills required? Research the company What do they do? Who are their customers? News: recent performance, customer wins, investment? Structure? Who are their competitors? How do they compare? Learn your CV What have you done? Be able to discuss all…

Writing a Great CV

On February 1, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By , With Comments Off on Writing a Great CV

Paying proper attention to your CV will pay dividends. Whilst a good one won’t actually get you the job, a bad one can ruin your chances. It is so important to understand the purpose of a CV; it’s to get you an interview not a job. Typically a CV gets…

Lying on your CV

On September 16, 2009, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, With No Comments

It seems not a year goes by without a media storm about people lying on CVs and job applications.  High profile cases such as those seen on TVs The Apprentice do little to help.  The public is at once outraged and seemingly accepting the “everyone is at it so a…