Posts tagged with ‘recruiter stories’

Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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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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Jose Mourinho: Rehiring someone you sacked

Rehiring an employee that you made redundant is a rare occurrence for many employers, as it usually means admitting mistakes and realising that their sacking was not completely justified. Many employers believe that starting afresh with a new employee is the only way to go, but what happens when you realise that the employee you fired was in fact the.
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The ultimate nightmare candidates

Most recruiters have had the unfortunate experience of interviewing candidates who looked great on paper but in reality turned out to be anything but. However, a little less common – thank goodness – are the nightmare candidates who are just downright odd. These are the guys that might even manage to persuade you during the interview process that they’re a.
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Where you shouldn’t look for candidates

In today’s competitive employment market, cutting-edge employers and recruitment experts like you are looking for the sharpest, keenest and best-fitting candidates out there. To find them, you’ve no doubt been scouring your mind for ever-more imaginative ways to widen your candidate pool. Many of you will have been experimenting, for instance, with the power of technology and social media to deliver.
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Improving candidate treatment

Many recruiters and employers are going to extraordinary lengths to seduce candidates from a wider pool and attract job applications from high-performers, but they do little to woo them through the interview process. There are horror stories of people being put in the dilemma of having to fork out for travel expenses and overnight stays or forgo the interview. Ironically, then,.
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The worst job ads ever

It’s tough, writing job ads these days. On the one hand you have to attract your ideal candidate. On the other you must offend no-one, and expect a barrage of mockery and abuse from bloggers if you make any mistakes or try a little bit too hard to be entertaining. Even worse, if you allow the slightest whiff of discrimination.
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In-house recruitment Vs agency recruitment

I’ve previously worked with some leading brands where I was in charge of running in-house teams, but since moving to the dark side there is one question I get asked at every networking event I go to: “Why won’t the in-house recruitment team answer the phone when I know I have candidates to fill their vacancies, especially as in-house recruitment.
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Candidates gone wild

I was once approached by a lady who asked if I employed men, intrigued by the question I admitted that we did and questioned her on whether it would be a problem. She said it was as she had become involved in a relationship with a previous colleague that had turned sour. I asked if she thought she would inevitably end.
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How jobseekers find a job around the world

When Totaljobs linked up with The Network as a recruitment partner 10 years ago, nobody could have predicted that it would prove such a successful collaboration. In fact, we complement each other perfectly. The Network provides a global recruitment reach that uses local market expertise from companies such as Totaljobs – which as you know has a crack.
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