Should You Hire A Worker With A Bad Reference Or No References?

Should You Hire A Worker With A Bad Reference?

As a Hiring or HR Manager, you’ll know the scenario: after a frustratingly difficult and longer than expected candidate search you finally ace the brief.  You find the dream candidate for your role; someone who has the right skills, drive, and personality to suit your business.   Cut to the admin bit…Job offers, contracts of…

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How Do You Find a Job During Lockdown?

How Do You Find a Job During Lockdown?

I originally wrote about how to find a job during lockdown back in April 2020 when the UK had begun the first lockdown.  I was motivated because, despite lockdown, candidates were making contact and asking that fundamental question – “How can I find a job in lockdown?”   We have all probably lost count of…

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How Do I Find a Part-Time Job After Lockdown?

How Do I Find a Part-Time Job After Lockdown?

How to Find a Part-Time Job After Lockdown Part-Time work opportunities are hard to find and even harder to secure. I look back to the recession in 2007-2008 as being one of the most significant moments to hit the part-time job market. Overnight part-time workers and their roles were cut from the economy. Business’ was…

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Zoom Interviews – A How To Guide

Zoom Interviews – A How To Guide

The New World   With first acknowledgement that the last few months have been an extremely difficult time for employees and employers and The Recruitment Lab sends best wishes to everyone out there. If this time is going to have any sort of productive legacy though it could well be in the profligacy of the…

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How to Get a Job After Being Fired - FAST

How to Get a Job After Being Fired – FAST!

As a recruitment consultant I meet lots of candidates who are in the job market because they have been fired and need a job fast.  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…

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How to Succeed In Group Interviews

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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How To Prepare For An Interview

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?

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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