Category Archives: General Recruitment Thoughts

Recruitment agencies – the truth…

Ok let me start with a bit of context. Firstly, I worked in the recruitment agency business for many years both as an employee and running my own agency, before going in-house. Secondly the blog is intended to give some … Continue reading

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5 tips for the perfect CV

Love them or hate them they aren’t going anywhere. My honest opinion is that places like LinkedIn will certainly change the way people are found and considered, but for now it’s the good old fashioned CV. So I’ve seen thousands … Continue reading

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The time between dark and light

I’ve been thinking a lot about candidate experience recently. Its something that I am trying to improve all the time. As we’re all still in a period of time where employers are struggling to attract the perfect individual who may … Continue reading

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The Killer Questions?

During my career I’ve sat at both sides of the interview table and have also stood outside the interview room with my fingers crossed for the person inside. During that time I have heard and used some clever questions in … Continue reading

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Before and after the BIG interview

There are loads of blogs out there telling you the things that you should and shouldn’t do around your interview, so I realise that some of the points that I’ll make have been mentioned before, but as I’ve been in … Continue reading

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Does a red sports car picture sell you as being a truly fantastic employee?

No, probably not and it never ceases to amaze me how many people don’t think about how they will be perceived. The fact is that social media channels such as LinkedIn are fast becoming the first place that employers and … Continue reading

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The perfect CV – Is there really such a thing?

I doubt there is such a thing as the perfect CV otherwise someone would no doubt have put some kind of copyright around it! I have seen hundreds of blogs giving advice on the perfect CV, but seeing as I … Continue reading

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The death of the traditional first interview?

…Well not quite yet, however the manner and way in which we conduct the 1st interview will change. I know it’s changing in the organisation I work in. You see I am lucky as I work in a technology and … Continue reading

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