Category Interviewing

Do you have a Rubbish Resume?

Why do you think they say a recruiter spends just 6 or 7 seconds for an initial screening of a candidate resume/CV? I think it has a lot to do with the fact that most of them are rubbish! Place any job advert online and wait for the avalanche of garbage! Applications from unqualified candidates […]

Are you an Out of the Box Thinker?

“Out of the Box Thinker” – this is a phrase used often in advertisements, job specifications and during search assignments, but is it just another cliché or is it something real to be discovered and nurtured? According to the various dictionaries it means “to think differently, unconventionally and look at an issue from an outside […]

Employers – 6 tips to get the best from your Online/Video Interviews

With all the various video messaging options available these days via computers and smart phones (Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Snapchat, Facetime, Zoom and more), online/video calls are becoming mainstream and accessible to all, so can form a useful addition to your interview and selection process. Skype is still often the first choice for businesses looking to […]

What You Need To Know Before Your Next Job Interview…

The job of a manager in the hospitality industry is never done. An increasing complex environment, the 24/7 nature of the work, the digital age driving the necessity for instant response or action, health & safety, budgets, staff counselling, endless administration, oh and I nearly forgot, guests…need I go on? Whether it’s the GM or […]

Dear Applicant…

In my quest to make our industry a better place and following some recent (and more frequently occurring) signs of inaccuracy in candidate resumes and applications, I have written an open letter, pleading for applicants to read and react…Potential employers might also take note for future reference! Dear Applicant Thank you so much for sending […]

How to Ace your Video Job Interview…

Video job interviews were once the only ‘go to’ method for remote interviewing, where, for logistic or cost saving reasons, an employer would conduct all or part of the candidate screening process via systems such as Skype. Today video calling has become mainstream with a myriad of options available to everyone. Most people have access […]

Simple steps for effective candidate selection…

Conducting selection interviews can be a time consuming and frustrating process and let’s face it, most managers both hate interviewing and generally are not very good at it as they don’t interview frequently enough to develop the necessary skills.I once read that interviewing will only give you the right candidate 14% of the time, so […]

Is poor etiquette killing your job chances? 

It is with passion that we, recruiters, read through resumes that come across our desk. This is especially true when seeking candidates for a very specific job which is proving difficult to fill and where quality candidates are as rare as a diamond without flaws. There are many ‘rough diamonds’ out there and available, but […]