Posts by Category: Networking

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!

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

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

How Do You Find The Good Recruitment Consultants Amongst The Bad & The Ugly?

Another selection method is the referral. Has someone you know recommended them? How well do you know this person? How do they know the recruiter they are suggesting? Be wary of a general introduction to an agency. Service can vary dramatically from consultant to consultant. Testimonials are useful, but again in what context where they given? When were they given? Are the circumstances similar to your own?

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How Do You Find The Good Recruitment Consultants Amongst The Bad & The Ugly?

I’m Not A Salesman I’m British!

Whenever I prepare a candidate for interview, nine times out of ten they will declare that they are uncomfortable ‘selling’ themselves. Just by presenting yourself in your best light for the duration of the interview, doesn’t mean you will be perceived as the next Max Clifford of self promotion.

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