What Goes Around…..

I’ve just placed a shrieking, happy, interested & capable candidate into one of my favourite clients. She was also the youngest & the most inexperienced that attended interview. She did her homework & took nothing for granted & got the job. And it’s given me a particularly fine buzz. But I fill jobs all the […]

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I’m an SME & I don’t usually Recruit. HELP!

You’ve built your SME up & now its’ time to get a new Team member / employee & it’s daunting & you may never have done it before & if you did, last time you did it you hated it as it’s time consuming & not your forte AT ALL! Firstly, do remember: it shouldn’t […]

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When there’s nothing more I can do……

I’ve placed so many candidates in 25yrs of recruiting. So many. And I take pride in believing I take the time & the effort to prep my candidates brilliantly. I know my clients so I can, to a degree, anticipate the kind of interview they’ll get & I know they aren’t walking into nightmare scenarios […]

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The Cover Letter. Worth the bother or not?

This week I received the best cover letter to a CV I’ve ever had. And as I’ve recruited for years, I feel pretty qualified to say that. And it made me think. Of all the CV’s I get, how many do cover letters (when I say cover letters I mean emailed docs that come with […]

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Keep Calm. Its only your new job!

Be kind to yourself. Everyone has new job nerves! I’ve placed 100’s of candidates over the years (possibly 1000’s dare I say) & one of my most frequent conversations, especially with younger candidates, is that they MUST give themselves the time & the space in their new job role time to settle in, to adapt […]

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Just how hard is it to break out of making a bad job decision?

I placed a candidate this month who’d had a steady general office admin job for 8 years. Very poorly paid (on minimum wage for all that time & only moved up as she’d hit 21) & had taken what she felt was the right move, into a completely different working arena. Her thought process was […]

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Does your application & CV pass the ‘Yeah & So What’ test?

If you’ve ever been in sales or customer services you might know this test. Tell your prospective customer a fact & if it’s totally irrelevant, it won’t pass the ‘yeah & so what test’. So try & sell a car to a Mum or Dad with 4 kids & keep telling them about the top […]

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First rule of job applications: perfect spelling, English & grammar

We recruit for all sorts of jobs: in the main admin / accounts & office support but we also love the odd quirky job & do a fantastic job with Motorbikes & Biomass engineers. The whole process isn’t really very different as long as you take the time to understand the clients & the differing […]

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Tenacity often WINS the day.

Tenacity, Speed & decisiveness – again – wins the day. This year has been a BELTER. We’ve placed some smashers & some placed fast & easily as they were spotted a mile off & they were whizzy at getting back to us & responding. So once found, it was ‘all systems go’. I’ll bet we […]

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Not all Recruiters are the same!

Lately I’ve seen a little upturn in the trend for ‘Recruiter / Agency bashing’ online & I just wanted to stick up a little for us here. Recruiting is a strangely hard job. I admit it’s not coalmining nor building houses in Siberia; but it’s so hard to please all parties & demands a delicate […]

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