Recruiter SoapBox: Is it worth going to university to get a job?

News in this week – the U.K. job market for new university graduates has shrunk this year, even though the economy has improved. Outspoken recruitment specialist Mitch Sullivan wonders is it worth going to university to get a job?. Recession-induced nervousness, and massive hikes in tuition fees have spooked many people into questioning the real value of a university.
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Interns from hell – part 2

So part one of interns from hell featured an obnoxious healthcare intern who would rather read a fashion magazine then tend to patients, and a computer programmer who blagged his way into hot water. Part two retells the experience of a negative know-it-all and a complete mismatch between role and personality. He’s Mr. Know-it-all Online marketing and e-commerce is a dynamic and.
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Getting out of recruitment

A steady stream of you have been getting out of recruitment in recent years and there are no prizes for guessing the main reason. Yup, the economy’s direct hit on the UK’s workforce has taken a side-swipe out of the jobs market. As badly hit sectors such as banking and construction have shed their workforce, fewer companies have been recruiting, and.
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More over 65s in work is a boon to our economy

Figures released by the office of National Statistics last month (June) show that there are now over one million people over the age of 65 still working, the highest level since records began in 1971. However, according to David Sinclair, the assistant director of policy and communications at the International Longevity Centre UK, It’s not all good news for the over.
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Training new recruiters

The phrase: ‘We all have to start somewhere’ may now appear hackneyed, but it is true. To get the best out of new staff, you need to put the effort in and then take a step back when the time is right. Getting the balance right when training new recruiters can be hard, if you are too hands-off, a new.
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Are schools providing the right career advice?

Something is definitely rotten in the workplace. On the one hand, we have over a million young people out of work, and on the other the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) tells us that half of companies in the UK have trouble finding staff. The root of the problem may partly lie in the quality of career advice for school-leavers,.
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Interns from hell – part 1

Internships are brilliant ways for young people to step onto the career ladder and get a foot in the door in their desired field. Most interns know that it takes hard graft to create a successful outcome, but these interns from hell had a slightly different understanding of the concept.   Wrong time, wrong place ‘I’m always keen to see young faces wanting.
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5 steps to becoming a great recruiter

It’s a no-brainer. Recruiters who can combine a rare understanding of people with a fierce grasp of commerce are going to have happy clients, well-placed candidates and brisker business. But, worry not. If those qualities don’t come naturally, you can still emulate a skilful recruiter to stay at the top of your game. Here are five steps to help you.
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Recruiter soapbox: John Lees’ reality check for recruitment agencies

Let’s begin positively. Recruitment consultants play an important role. They connect employers with the right people, short-listing effectively and quickly, and offer influence, leverage and reach that individual candidates can’t achieve. I spent over 20 years training recruiters. Every one claimed to understand employer needs better than their competition. They also boasted of exceptional candidate care, knowing that today’s candidate may.
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Sector focus: Sales part 2

Sales sector part 2In the first part of our sales sector focus, we talked about the current jobs market, the competition amongst candidates and which employers were hiring and firing. In this part, we focus on the gender gap and look towards the future to see what the sales industry might look like. Gender wars in sales Although there’s not a massive absence of either.
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