Today’s post is short and hopefully sweet.Read More
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It’s true what they say ‘first impressions count’. When it comes to a job interview, being well presented and dressed appropriately is critical. The way you dress and style yourself can make a huge difference to the overall interview, no matter what job or role you are being recruited for. Whether you are meeting a recruitment consultant about a position, or have an interview with an employer directly, you will get to meet the receptionist, perhaps a secretary or other colleagues walking around before the interviewer, and all of them will have an impression of you from what you wear. When you get to meet the interviewer themselves, that very first impression is again going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing, even before you have shaken hands and said hello.Read More
This week’s post from me is a bit of a sanity check. The last couple of months have been manic, applications are up and we’ve seen some frustrations and heard stories beyond…Read More
Many have said it before but that doesn’t make it any less true, looking for a job can be a full time job in itself. Although it can be difficult and frustrating it is imperative to stay as motivated as you can, determined and driven. No matter if it’s your first application or your fiftieth, you need to approach it with same amount of enthusiasm. That’s not easy. Take breaks where you can, use your support network and where possible try and identify a search coach, someone who can help keep up your morale. Approaching your application with a bad attitude, low energy or sense of failure before you start is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Vent your frustrations carefully.
Complaining to the recruiter rarely ends in a good result so vent your frustrations to a third party. Focus on what you are hoping to achieve, jobs are rarely given out of pity and it would not be the best start within a new environment if they were. Focussing upon past rejections could plant a seed of doubt in their assessment of you.Read More
Some form of selection must take place. You will be judged in some way. Only one person will get the job and so winners and losers are created. It’s also subjective. Disagreement over the best candidate will occur and mistakes will be made. How you cope with rejection will influence your attitude.Read More
Senior candidates I know in the Finance & HR fields are seeing some green shoots, with many telling me they are being called by recruiters with more jobs than earlier…Read More
Just pipped at the post? The other candidate was a better match? Had more relevant experience? You were great but the culture not quite right, or just not right now? It’s not you it’s me – sound familiar?Read More
As a child I loved to watch Dr. Who on TV from behind the settee. Even now, I love to snuggle on the sofa with my own kids as they peep out from under its cushions to watch the adventures of the Time Lord. It has certainly stood the test of time for me and yet as a Recruiter, I find time a challenge just as destructive as any of the Cybermen or Daleks Dr. Who has to face.Read More
Not checking the spelling and grammar when we write a letter, article or even putting a CV together is something we all do, and something we usually regret afterwards. It happens too frequently, and unfortunately for me and many other recruiters, people who send in their CV do not check thoroughly for such errorsRead More
My recruitment business is small, specialist and independent. We all pitch in, work as a team, share the washing up and answer the phone.Read More