Category Interviewing

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 […]

Successful Telephone Interviewing – 101!

Telephone interviews are still very common when it is not easy or practical for a face to face interview for some reason.  They are very much the same as having a face to face interview but there are subtle differences that you need to be aware of to make a good impression. Some of these […]

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 […]