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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UK services sector growth reaches 16-year high

mechanicThe UK services sector, which accounts for around 75% of the UK’s economy, ended its strongest quarter in more than 16 years with a solid display of growth in September. The suggestion now is that the economy is approaching the same momentum it had pre-2008. The latest batch of impressive figures came from the Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for services,.
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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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When is it OK to go with your gut when recruiting?

go-with-gutGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to leave emotions and feelings out of the recruitment process, but there are instances when trusting your gut instinct can pay off and lead to a good hire. If you’re recruiting and have three potential employees who fare very similarly – let’s say they have a similar educational background, experience and even are closely matched.
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UK Manufacturing sector grows for the sixth consecutive month

manufacturingThe UK manufacturing sector has suffered long-term decline in recent years, and currently accounts for around just 12% of national output, half of what it was 30 years ago.  However, it remains a crucially important part of the economy, employing around 2.6 million people. So, the continued growth in the sector is great news for the country as a whole.
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Do you have to be an extrovert to be a good recruiter?

do you have to be an extrovert to be a good recruiter The recruitment industry has long-since carried an image of extroversion –typically associated with a confident and forward character in the sourcing of candidates to the preparations for interviews. As technology develops and becomes increasingly ubiquitous it seems to be affecting this focus, as recruiters are no longer required to be as characteristically outgoing. Alternative methods of sourcing candidates have arisen that.
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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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