Preparing for a video interview

video-interviewsHow splendid that technology has brought us far enough that we can video interview candidates anywhere in the world via the internet? Naturally this is much more personal interaction than a phone call and of course it should be noted that it is a huge advantage to actually be able to SEE the candidate that you could potentially be putting.
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Recruiting at Christmas

recruiting-at-xmasDecember is a time for eating too much and having fun; it has never been a time for whipping up a recruitment drive. But rather than winding down, it is fast becoming a gold mine for those consummate professionals who choose to keep recruiting at Christmas. And this applies to all types of business. Even though retail powerhouses like Amazon and.
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5 recruiter mistakes that could have been avoided

recruiter_mistakesWhen it comes to recruitment it can be easy to get comfortable with the system that you are used to and ignore existing flaws that could be easily fixed. There are plenty of ways in which your recruiting process can be tightened up to improve efficiency. Whether you knew it or not, there are many simple recruiter mistakes that could.
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5 ways you can keep your clients happy

keeping-clients-happyAs a specialised recruiter, your job is to make sure that whoever you’re working for is completely happy, otherwise you may not get employed again. Many people who employ recruiters don’t have the facilities within their own team or organisation that you can provide, but as an outsider, it can be difficult to really fit in with what they’re trying to.
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5 tips to building a solid talent pool

talent-poolIf you’ve found yourself wasting countless hours and resources in a bid to recruit for a key role, you’re not alone. No recruiter can guarantee that a top candidate will be on the hunt for a job when a great vacancy comes up – or vice-versa. That’s why the most successful recruiters invest time and energy in drawing up a list.
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House construction activity at a near 10-year high

house-buildingThere’s a rosy hue around the construction industry, following recent reports that it is no longer one of the weakest links in the economy and is enjoying significant growth at last. According to the number-crunchers, the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI for October rose to 59.4, up from 58.9 in September. In short, this means growth, and the highest recorded increase in the.
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Climbing the recruitment ladder

recruitment-ladderIt’s ironic that while you have been spending your working day helping your candidates to improve their career prospects, you might have been neglecting your own progression up the recruitment ladder. As you know, it doesn’t matter how good you are at your job, if your boss doesn’t recognise what you are doing then you won’t get that promotion. In practice, you.
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How can agency experience set you up for in-house recruiting?

agency-in-house Sharpening your skills by working for a recruitment agency seems a wise decision on the path to joining an in-house recruiting team. It is a well-worn route. It is hardly surprising given that the very efficiency of the hiring process is determined by such day-to-day recruitment fundamentals as interviewing candidates, talking to agents, and checking CVs. These are practices to.
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Is this really the golden age of recruitment?

golden-ageUndeniably, technology has changed the face of modern day recruiting. Companies and recruitment agencies are actively using a wide variety of methods to find and attract applicants. These range from online job boards and social networking sites, to Facebook and mobile apps. However, in some cases, employers are able to passively recruit by simply posting jobs on their corporate websites and.
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The pros and cons of the video CV

video-cvIn a saturated job market, making your CV stand out from the crowd can be incredibly difficult. The video cover letter is becoming increasingly common, but there’s a very fine line to straddle between a cringeworthy effort and one that will snare you a dream job. Depending on the employer, and depending on the job, the video CV can be a.
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