Maximising your brand – screening candidates

Did you know that we also manage volume recruitment response on behalf of clients? We can sift through voluminous CVs and short-list those for screening Respond in a personalised manner to those that are not successful at application and screening stage Present all the candidates to be progressed to 1st stage interview with useful indicators[…]

Maximising the success of your recruitment campaign and building an enduring candidate experience

Maximising the success of your recruitment campaign and building an enduring candidate experience In the current candidate driven market, companies really do have to up their game in how they manage the recruitment process and by extension the campaign experience. Whether that is managing recruitment campaigns directly, or using 3rd parties such as recruitment agencies.[…]

First and lasting impressions at interview

First and lasting impressions at interview Recently I have had feedback from 2  separate clients about 2 candidates that didn’t get any further than first stage interview. This was of course 90% due to their performance in the actual interview situation, but one of the more standout comments fed back, was that on both occasions,[…]

Managing recruiters and simply getting the job you want

Managing recruiters and simply getting the job you want This is the follow-on to a post I wrote here in February, about the folly of companies who are hiring and treating job candidates (also potential customers and advocates of their brands) with disdain and utter contempt in some cases! This is a companion piece, but[…]

CV templates – get in front of the Hiring Manager and past the robots

CV templates – get in front of the Hiring Manager and past the robots After reading (at a conservative estimate) 10-15 CVs per working day over a 20 year period, it’s safe to say, I have seen some excellent ones and some not so good ones. Sadly the poor ones outweigh the stand-out ones, which[…]

Bringing good manners back to recruitment

Picture the scene – you are frantically sending out multiple job applications per day, crafting a cover note for each, tweaking your CV to highlight your pertinent experience relevant to the job you are applying for – and you get nothing back, if you are very “lucky” – an auto-response, acknowledging your application. As a[…]

Interviews – preparation & actual meeting!

Interviews – preparation & actual meeting! Interviews – I don’t think there are many people that wholeheartedly embrace interviews, even those that purport to love them, I think that’s either a foolhardy or slightly off-key attitude!  Even those that are practiced interviewers, will admit that they aren’t really a fan of them, if they’re very[…]

It’s the little things, not just the CV & interview – you are being scrutinised!

It’s the little things, not just the CV & interview – you are being scrutinised! When going through a job application process, it’s easy to think that as long as you send your bespoke CV, with bespoke covering letter, for the positions that you believe you are amply experienced and qualified, that’s all that matters![…]

The CV – yes that flimsy piece of paper that gets you the interview!

The CV – yes that flimsy piece of paper that gets you the interview! Much has been said about the death of the CV, that we are moving towards vlogging, podcasts or such mediums to advertise our wares! I think we are a long way from that stage!  The amount of CVs that I see[…]