Don’t Do This When Working from Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, many of us are not using this precious time to indulge in a hedonistic blowout, nope…..instead record numbers of us are keeping things low key and pretending to work from home.   For the unprepared, the uninitiated, and the plain workshy – working from home can be a…

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How to Recover from Being Fired – FAST

As a recruitment consultant I meet lots of candidates who are in the job market because they have been fired.  In fact, one of the things that surprised most when I first joined the industry is how many people are actually being fired at anyone time!  Trust me – it is a very common event.…

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How to Succeed In Group Interviews

Group interviews are widely used in recruitment and yet they remain a marmite experience for many of us.  Some of us thrive in these high pressure, team building/problem-solving environments where the spotlight wanders around the room allowing us to contribute when ready.  For others though a group interview can feel an intimidating experience.  That sinking…

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The Questions You Should Ask an Interviewer

Twenty years ago, it was pretty unusual for a candidate to ask an interviewer many questions during their interview.  Recruitment though has changed!  Now, not only are you invited to ask questions, you will be assessed on the intelligence and wisdom of those questions.  So, what should you be asking and what should you be…

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Ten Reasons to Keep Recruiting In December

December can be seen as a terrible month to conduct recruitment activities.  Everyone is winding down for the Christmas vacation, no one is job searching and employers are waiting for January before things become busy again. I have never been one to just follow the crowd, but as I see it December can be a…

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Recruiting for a Start-Up

Hiring Top Talent For a Start-Up

Hiring Top Talent For a Start-Up I’m not going to shock you by suggesting that finding, recruiting and retaining great talent is the bedrock from which awesome companies grow.  It is one of those statements along with “people are our greatest asset” that no one is going to question.   For a start-up, bringing in…

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How Do You Stop New Employees Ghosting You?

“…I was ghosted this morning…”   Admittedly, not the words I expected when I met with a friend for a beer and asked how he was doing.  He works for a recruitment agency and at that moment he was licking his wounds and in need of liquid therapy.  I may not have been expecting what…

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How To Prepare For An Interview

How To Prepare For An Interview   So, like a relentless Duracell Bunny you have been sending your CV to every corner of the job market.  No job advert, no HR Manager and no organisation has failed to receive your CV – and because you have turbo charged your job search with our earlier blog…

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Why Can’t I Find A Job?

Why Can’t I Find A Job?   Looking for a job is rarely an ego boosting experience.  No matter what stage you are in your career.  No matter how much experienced or how much boundless enthusiasm you possess.  Finding a job can be a challenge.  Job seekers face knockbacks and rejection in an unforgiving job…

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