Posts tagged with ‘candidate advice’

Interview advice: Understanding the interviewee

#TheElevatorPitchHiring managers and recruiters can conduct hundreds of interviews between having to go through the experience as a candidate themselves. So naturally, it’s easy to forget how it feels to sit on the other side of the table. Our latest TEI Report focuses on the problems facing interviewees, and uses totaljobs research to provide tips to help.
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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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Maintaining client and candidate relationships

maintaining-client-relationshipsOk, so the appointment has been made. You’ve used all your skills, resources and contacts to find the perfect recruit for your client. Both sides are happy. Job done? Well, not quite… In fact, arguably it’ll never be done if you want to be a razor-sharp recruiter as the best results come about through developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships. In the.
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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEvery recruiter has one. The ‘I can’t believe they said that, can’t believe they did that’ litany of candidates from hell. In retrospect, such tales are often amusing, but such incidents also happen to be time-wasting and heart-sinking. That quality resume´ seemed worth asking a candidate in for an interview but face-to-face, they let themselves – and you – down. Yet.
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Keep your candidates happy after placement

keeping candidates happy after placementAs all recruiters know, that glorious moment of confirming a candidate’s placement is not the end of the road. Unfortunately (and usually very frustratingly) things can go wrong after this point. You need to ensure both your client and candidate are happy, and remain so after the placement. You might imagine that as far as candidates are concerned, surely they’re just.
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How to replace unsuitable candidates

How to replace unsuitable candidatesWe’ve all been there. With the best will in the world, you place a candidate that either the client is unhappy with, or they themselves are unhappy with the placement and all you can do is replace them. Even with the best intentions, the most thorough gathering of information, the most rigorous of checks, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. But.
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Nightmare candidates that you’d never, ever hire

nightmare-candidatesIn a daunting interview situation, it’s not unusual for a candidate to clam up and forget what they were going to say. But in a screening call with a candidate some time ago, Ashley Hever, head of talent acquisition (UK & Ireland) for Enterprise Rent-A-Car got more than he bargained for. “I was asked to call [the candidate’s] mobile,” he explains. .
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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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Five signs your new recruiter is going to be a dud!

It’s a new year and many recruitment companies will be adding staff in anticipation of better times ahead. Good recruiters are hard to find, in the UK and all over the world in fact. So inevitability, recruitment firms (and corporates too, I imagine) will relax their criteria, maybe train more newbies into the industry, and that is no bad thing. But the.
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The five essential elements of candidate control

We often hear talk about “candidate control” but what does it really mean? Obviously you can’t actually “control” candidates.  We’ll always have to work with irrational candidates and clients who refuse to allow a perfectly good match to take place. Nevertheless, if you want to get a successful placement these are the skills you will need:   1. Total clarity on your.
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