For anyone seeking a new role, understanding job descriptions are a key element of interview preparation – alongside gathering company information, researching interviewers background, finding out the style of interview, knowing if there will be psychometric tests etc. Ensuring you have a comprehensive job description from your recruitment consultant or direct from an employer will give you many clues about the questions you are likely to be asked should you be lucky enough to secure an interview.Read More
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Meeting new candidates on a weekly basis is all part of my role, and one topic which always comes up in conversation is “Flexibility”, and more importantly, what it means to different people. I often find people asking me in general terms how they can get access to more roles, and whilst there are tentative signs of an improving job market, nothing can be guaranteed. One of the key areas I discuss with them is how flexible they are really prepared to be about their job search in terms of commuting time, salary expectation, types of role etc, and if they really need to be as strict as what they initially set out on paper. It is always worth reviewing your initial job search criteria, and whether those criteria are still valid one, two or even three months on.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Who cares! I work in Recruitment and I can just barely be bothered! The fact is by understanding some of the differences you can try to widen your consultant network and give you more access to the wider market. Or alternatively tailor your relationships to those you believe best suit your level and chosen field.Read More
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?Read More