Posts tagged with ‘recruitment advice’

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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New to recruitment: 5 things you need to know

new-to-recruitment-5-thingsToo many new and hungry recruitment consultants plan on hitting the ground running when they enter the profession, only to end up falling over their own feet when they become entangled in the common mistakes made by novices. Passion, determination and commitment are not enough to succeed in this intensive field; a concerted plan of action is just as vital.
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The issues with making urgent hires

Urgent hireWhat do we do when we need to make urgent hires, but the candidate we prefer does not have the right evidence on paper? How much can we rely on (the right) competency questions or our gut instinct when no candidate has the desirable track record or experience? Here’s what other recruiters do.   Consider ‘different’ kinds of evidence Just because a candidate does.
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CVs or applications? How do they affect the selection process for recruiters?

There is no doubt that in a candidate rich market the number of CVs and applications that a recruiter has to review has gone up tenfold. With resources tighter than ever, this has led to noticeable changes in the ways applications are matched. The biggest change for the worse is the disheartening regret message: “If you have not heard from us.
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The legal issues of recruitment

Searching for the ideal candidate for a role that needs filling isn’t always easy; as I’m sure every recruitment professional is aware. Skills vary from person to person and I think it’s fair to say that each case is judged on its own merits. How do you make sure that you are going to provide your clients with the best.
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Mobile recruiting

The possibilities for mobile recruitment are endless, and though exciting, I’m unsure that the majority of businesses have completely caught on to the needs of the new generation. I recently had my own wake up call at a college event, where I was asked to support and sit in on a Dragon’s Den style panel to scrutinise and determine the best.
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Promoting your recruitment brand

The founder of Careercake.TV, Aimee Bateman has spent a decade working for some of the world’s largest recruitment companies. Here’s her guide to building an engaging recruitment brand. 1. About us If you want people to really engage with you, then you should tell them your story. I’m not really impacted by the fact that you set up in 1982 and that.
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Tips for part-time recruiters

If you’re new to recruiting, or it’s something you don’t do very often, it can seem like quite a daunting job. From understanding what you’re legally allowed to ask candidates, to ensuring your interview technique gives you relevant information, it all may feel like uncharted territory. So what can part-time recruiters learn from those who find hiring second nature? And what are.
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Too good to be true?

Writing a CV is becoming an art form today and people are investing increasing amounts of time making theirs just right. But sometimes the sales aspect can go a  little too far and at other times not far enough. So how can you make sure you’re neither having the wool pulled over your eyes or binning the perfect candidate? Whether you’re.
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Making your mind up

As some of you may have read previously, I’m not just a recruiter, I also coach my clients, mainly back into employment, and run a CV-writing service as well. One of the biggest debates I have with my clients is about the length of time a recruiting line manager actually spends reviewing their CV before making a decision. I tell my.
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