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
Posts by tag: job seeking
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
“Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
In all of my years of recruiting whether directly, in an agency or as an internal consultant, the candidate’s ‘attitude’ has been the one constant success-determining factor.Read More
The current employment climate ensures that job candidates have it tougher than ever. The recession is arguably still with us, unemployment isn’t going away, and many jobs are moving abroad.
It was in this context that Innovate CV TV spoke to Femi Yusoof, Partnership Manager at Sarina Russo Job Access. As you can see from the video, we discussed a range of issues with the recruitment champion and job search specialist.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
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
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.Read More