Tag Archives: recruitment

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” […]

Are Opinions Worth Listening to?

Throughout my life I have been known to have an opinion about almost everything! I guess that’s the way I was brought up, to speak my mind, and I have done that even when my opinions have not been sought or when they can be construed as being somewhat controversial. In the oh so ‘politically […]

“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 […]

Dreamtime (not a Movie) or a Real-Life Documentary…

Sometimes one comes across candidate emails and resumes and you have to sit back, take a deep breath and wonder if they are part of the real world or live a fictitious life in a parallel universe. It is amazing to see how many people are living a life of ignorance or are completely out […]

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 […]

Putting a value on a resume…

Anyone involved in recruitment, hiring of staff and employment matters generally, understands the work that goes into sourcing, shortlisting and recruiting candidates for a particular position. Drafting job specifications, preparing job ads, reviewing applications, screening candidates, setting up interview times/dates, checking references and for a recruiter, briefing the candidate for his first meeting with a […]

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 […]