Posts by Category: Agencies

Mad Dogs, Englishmen And Job Seekers Should Go Out In The Midday Sun!

Ok, so it’s hot. The kids are on countdown for the summer holidays, beer gardens are filling up and the sound of the ice-cream van brings a smile to your face.
Yet although the heat may slow you down, don’t let it bring you to a complete stop.
Even Wimbledon now has its retractable roof to ensure rain doesn’t stop play and you should keep your eye on the ball.
Alright, enough of the dodgy analogies: Recruitment does not stop for summer.

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Mad Dogs, Englishmen And Job Seekers Should Go Out In The Midday Sun!

Get Over It – Leave Your Baggage At The Door

Many jobseekers are looking for a new role to escape their current situation. Stories of bullying, harassment, personality clashes, blame cultures, difficult individuals, poor management and tough team dynamics are unfortunately not uncommon.

Such circumstances are stressful, upsetting and very uncomfortable for most. Yet as a jobseeker you really need to focus on moving ‘toward’ a new position rather than ‘away’ from an old / current one.

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Get Over It – Leave Your Baggage At The Door

7 Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

If there is one common theme I hear from candidates when they are looking for a new role, it is that everyone has both high and low moments, and central to all of this is keeping yourself motivated. Job hunting can be a lonely place a lot of the time, because under most circumstances the fewer people you tell the better. I have met candidates at both ends of the motivation spectrum over the years – people very low because they are unemployed and have been out of work for 6 months or more; and people who are employed, determined to move onwards and upwards with bags of energy, verging on overdrive.

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7 Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

Karma And The Job Search

I am regularly amazed at how small the world is and how smaller it appears to be getting with social media. Everyone has connections.

With this in mind it is essential therefore that you maintain a professional approach when dealing with everyone you come into contact with from receptionists to Director.

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Karma And The Job Search

The devil is in the Detail

Unlike the infamous saying, this post focuses on the positive context of detail, and how adding more information into your CV is the right thing to do, not the wrong thing. As a recruiter, I can receive up to 60 applications to just one job advert in the current climate. The CVs that grab my attention are the one or two page variety that tell me more about an individuals personal interests than work experience, and the longer detailed CVs that have substance in them. So as you would expect, it is the latter that I really give most attention to.

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The devil is in the Detail

Bringing back the Personal Touch

As I mentioned in my last post, the recruitment process today is unfortunately not just face-to-face meetings, they can incorporate personality & numerical tests, company specific tests, online case studies etc. As you are not meeting anyone in person to do these, you need to make it count during the interview itself and leave a good impression afterwards. So how can you bring back the personal touch and make it last ?. Very easily and simply in my opinion, both as a candidate if you have an interview, and as an employer once you have found the right person for your job.

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Bringing back the Personal Touch

With Size 5 Feet? What About Potential?

With everyone’s different visions the ultimate candidate takes on almost mythical proportions. My concern and reason for the post is around ‘potential’. The never ending requirement list loses sight of what the candidate could become and instead through the rejection cull, focuses purely on what they have been.

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With Size 5 Feet? What About Potential?

Job Hopping Through The Recession?

Can you make a decision? Can you commit? Will you always find the grass greener on the other side? Do you know what good looks like to you? Will you sacrifice an increase in salary, better commute or bigger job title tomorrow for the reasons why you are accepting this post today? Are you a risk worth taking? How can I tell?

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Job Hopping Through The Recession?