All posts written by Jeannette Vermeulen

How to make 2015 the best recruiting year ever

have the best recruiting yearFor most people a new year gives them a chance to wake up new, wipe their slates clean and start again, in the hope of making progress towards those long-held dreams. So with a blank canvas stretching out before you, have you given any thought to your recruitment goals? What do you want 2015 to look like? Now is the time.
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How to avoid lying in interviews

how to avoid lying in interviewsWe’re always stressing the importance of honesty to jobseekers, especially when it comes to their CVs and interviews. But how often do recruiters stray into the world of embellishment and exaggeration in order to secure that perfect person for a role? Withholding information regarding a job or misrepresenting responsibilities and expectations will damage your reputation and lose candidates’ trust. It’s a.
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Top 5 recruiter mistakes

recruiter mistakesThere is a lot of pressure on candidates to always put their best foot forward. Just do a quick search and you’ll find lots of tips aimed at jobseekers explaining how to succeed in interviews and giving advice for dealing with those silly mistakes that hurt employment prospects. But recruiters have just as much responsibility when it comes to interviews. But.
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How to become a successful recruiter

how to be a successful recruiterIn a packed recruiting market, standing out can be a tough ask. You’ve covered the basics and you’ve put yourself out there, but how do you become a go-to name in the industry? Focusing on doing the little things right is a start, but is it enough to ensure success? Here are three key elements that helped some of the top.
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3 ways to boost your social recruiter profile

social-recruiter-profile With the advent of social media, the world feels like a much smaller place. It’s so much easier to connect and communicate with people and it’s undeniably opened a lot of doors. However, the sheer scope of the internet means that you can become inundated with information. How do you pick the good from the bad? And how do you.
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Why you shouldn’t burn bridges in recruitment

burning-bridgesWhen John Donne remarked that no man was an island, he couldn’t have dreamed how apt that would be some 500 years later. In our hyper-connected world where anything you say can, and will, be used against you on the internet, the way we conduct ourselves professionally has become more important than ever. This can be also be applied to.
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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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