The most boring interview questions

Recruiting a crack candidate is a tough process, and for many of you the interview stage can be as nerve-wracking as it is for the jobseeker. Worry not, however. If you are a recruiter who finds interviewing and assessing the ability of candidates challenging, we have an excellent solution. Simply make it easy for yourself by sneaking in so many.
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How to advertise a job on totaljobs

With so many people out there looking for work, headhunting can be one of the most difficult parts of recruiting. Ensuring that you’re sourcing the right person who has the skills, the personality and who lives near the company can create a huge headache, and that’s without factoring in any salary negotiations along the way. Online recruitment can take the hassle.
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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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Social Media – Do it properly!

As I may have mentioned in previous blogs, I love social media and how it has changed the game in modern recruitment. I love how accessible it makes candidates to recruiters and vice-versa, but beware, get social media wrong and you run the risk doing a huge amount of damage to your brand. The problem for any recruiter, especially one in-house,.
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Internships

The competitive jobs market and economic depression has led to an increasing number of young jobseekers applying for unpaid internships, which has repercussions for the recruitment industry. Certainly, employers who advertise such vacancies could soon be in breach of the law. With no clear guidance from Government, concerns have been aired in the media about the treatment of interns. In response,.
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‘Unconscious Bias’ in recruitment

You’re biased. And I am too. In fact, everyone is biased. You’re not a human being if you don’t naturally ‘pre-judge’ in some way. So it’s hardly surprising that ‘Unconscious Bias’ and how it can affect the recruitment process is becoming an increasingly important issue. If you think this is something of an overstatement, then consider this: how many recruiters in.
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A guide to online recruitment

Thanks to the internet, the recruitment industry is changing for both the recruiter and the candidate. Because many people are now turning to the internet instead of trawling the streets and newspapers looking for vacancies, online recruitment is becoming a popular option, especially if the vacancy needs to be filled quickly. As well as making job hunting easier, this online boom.
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Expert answers: your questions needed for Matt Alder

Experts predict that within 18 months the amount of mobile web traffic will be greater than traditional desktop Internet access. This creates new challenges for recruitment and talent acquisition as candidates go “mobile first” when it comes to their job searches. Matt Alder of MetaShift is an expert in this emerging field. Post your mobile internet recruitment questions to Matt in.
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Phillip Hodson explains how to enter ‘the zone’

Getting the most out of an interview requires you to have a focused mind and a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve during the process. During the hiring stage, in order to perform at peak level, it is a good idea to clear your thoughts and use breathing techniques beforehand to refocus and enter ‘the zone’. Psychology expert Phillip.
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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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