Category Interviewing

Details, Details, Details…

I think we have all fallen foul of the grammar police from time to time; I think we all occasionally forget seemingly incidental facts in our daily conversations; I think we all have bad hair days…but if you don’t get these things right when job hunting, you can probably forget that perfect job. Forget about […]

Do’s and Don’ts to Make Recruiters your Friends, not Foes…

Recruiters have always received a fair amount of abuse and criticism from job hunters, particularly when the candidates do not get selected for a job that ‘they think’ they are an ideal fit! A quick google search will uncover lots of opinions including, that recruiters are “trash”, “scum” “liars” “useless” or perhaps the recruiter “ghosted […]

Resumes, Recruitment and the Tedium of the Fundamentals!

About this time of year, every year, we seem to publish an article about resumes and recruitment. “New Year, New You” type articles abound with advice and instructions to get your resume noticed and in front of a recruiter, or what to say at an interview. An article in the Wall Street Journal last year […]

Don’t become a victim of Resume Fatigue!

When chatting recently with a corporate HR executive from a leading international hotel chain, we got onto the subject of resumes and the enormous volume of poor resumes (CV’s) we all receive from candidates. “Did they learn nothing at school?”, she joked, but more seriously said “resume fatigue is a huge problem for all our […]

The only three questions needed for your next interview…

Most people hate having interviews, but it’s also important to realise that those conducting the interviews probably feel the same! Whether the person in front of you is the HR Manager on his/her 10th interview of the day or the manager or department head who has been dragged away from, what seems like a far […]

The Search for Highlights When Reviewing Job Applications…

When evaluating job applicants, probably the most time consuming, and let’s face it, tedious aspect of the process is reviewing candidate applications. This is the ‘grind’ part of the process where you hope to find that diamond in the rough. Between those that are totally unqualified for the job and those who have just copied […]

Is your recruitment process failing? How poor hiring practice stops you reaching top talent!

I have lost track of the number of employers who complain bitterly about the lack of quality candidates and the difficulty finding people to fill their vacant roles. “There are no good candidates out there” or “Candidates are so unreliable these days” or “We had a great candidate, but they withdrew at the last moment” […]

“I’m Motivated!” and other Words and Phrases you Need to Banish from your Next CV!!!

If you are about to update your resume/CV, now is the ideal time to remove and replace all the banal, cliched and mind-numbing expressions from this important document. Yes, with so much formality in a CV it can be hard to avoid all the dumb and meaningless phrases and expressions, but spare a thought for […]