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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My first interview – recruiter edition

firs-interviewIt is not only the candidate who needs to be prepared for an interview – recruiters have to know both what they want from a candidate and how they are going to get it. Interviewing is a technique that needs to be developed and refined – changing to suit the candidate and uncover information that may not lie on the surface. We.
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5 things that mobile could change for recruiters in 2014

mobile-changesIn what feels like an incredibly long recession, finally 2014 is looking to bring a much needed ray of sunshine. Indeed, the IRP predicts market “acceleration” and therefore serious growth. Pressures on margins still remain, and competition – it will come as no surprise – is still white hot. Recruiters need to pull out all the stops to remain ahead.
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Strongest graduate jobs market in 2014

graduatesThere’s a collective sigh of relief as this year’s crop of university talent are tipped to have the strongest graduate jobs market in 2014 since the economic crisis took hold. New findings from High Fliers Research claim some of the UK’s biggest employers including Google, British Airways, John Lewis, the police and the civil service plan to recruit a total of.
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Creative recruitment

creative-recruitmentThere is no reason why recruitment should be limited to tradition. Creative forms of content can be used to engage an audience of prospective candidates whilst reflecting the values and image of a particular company. As technology enables more dynamic content, making it that much easier to create and access, there is no reason why recruiting can’t incorporate a style that.
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5 reasons why candidates decline your job offer

candidates-declineBy the time you get to the end of the job application process and offer the position, a significant part of the crucial work has already been done. You’ll want to make sure that the chances of closing the deal are high so that you get your fee and/or the correct candidate. It can be incredibly frustrating to spend time, money.
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UK inflation rate is down to 2%; how does this affect the jobs market?

bank-of-englandNew Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney would appear to have the golden touch as the UK inflation rate is down to the targeted 2% earlier this month. According to reports, the UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell to 2% in December, down from 2.1% the month before. This drop has been helped by.
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5 signs of a great recruiter

great-recruitersRecruitment is a profession that demands a high level of drive, commitment and efficiency. Average recruiters then, don’t tend to stay in this business for long. So, in a world of fine recruiters, what are the signs of a great recruiter? Below are five of their traits: follow their lead to make a good job even better. 1.  They can speak.
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Dos and don’ts of employee referral schemes

employee-referralEmployee referral schemes are a great way to reach out to the network of those you already employ, and can save you a bundle on recruitment agency fees. Better still, you’re likely to get someone who is a good fit with the company and can hit the ground running. With a personal recommendation from one of your trusted employees, you’re less.
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5 things to remember when starting an agency in 2014

agency-startupYou’re clearly the intelligent, self-motivated and highly successful sort. You’ve billed well as a recruitment consultant and lined somebody else’s pocket for too long – It’s time to go it alone by starting an agency. There are so many things to think about and questions to answer. We spoke to Laura who’s done just that to get an idea of what.
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