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What is Personal Brand for Candidates and How Does it Work?

We’ve all heard of employer brand and what that can do for your recruitment efforts but there’s also such a thing as a personal brand. This week our panel of experts unpick exactly what that means and why future hires should consider having one. Kerri-Ann Hargreaves Having a strong personal brand is incredibly important. Be […]

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4 Rules for Hiring From the Competition

In my thirty years of helping companies hire from their competitors, I have come to believe in two truths: when the economy is either very good or very bad, the amount of lateral hiring ticks up dramatically. Two other phenomena accompany those truths: both hiring practices and the speed at which a hire goes from hello […]

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Can You Help People and Be Successful in 2020?

Is it possible to be a successful recruiter because you want to “help people” rather than being money motivated? Let me start by setting the scene of when I first became aware that this wasn’t necessarily the norm and that by admitting you are doing it for more altruistic reasons can be perceived as a […]

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Do Recruiters Still Read Resumes?

They used to be the best way for candidates to get noticed by prospective employers, and there were certain rules for compiling them including lots of dos and don’ts. But are they really relevant and should we be bothering with them at all in this digital and social media age where there are far more […]

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Unusual Hiring Tactics

Number 10’s special adviser Dominic Cummings was in the news recently for declaring he wanted to hire an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds to work with the Civil Service. It was not a conventional job advertisement in terms of the language used and didn’t promote flexible working or healthy work-life balance. […]

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12 Things Your Candidate Should Say at Interviews

Recruiters have a whole arsenal of advice for the candidates in their care. But a lot of this advice tends to be negative: don’t say this, don’t shake hands like that. As with most feedback, when critiquing a candidate’s mock-interview it is easier to address what went wrong than to cook up positive new ideas […]

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Flexit: What it Means for Recruiters Post Brexit

It is undeniable that Brexit marks the biggest geopolitical shakeup for generations. It is a topic that dominated public attention last year, with the news agenda eagle-eyed on parliament’s struggle to deliver a unanimously satisfactory exit deal. Similarly, when it came to the end of the year election campaign, the majority of the debate centered […]

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What’s the Best Way to Get Noticed by Recruiters?

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to know about getting hired, but weren’t sure where to look, then fear not. Our brand new panel of experts have an abundance of tips for candidates to share with you. There isn’t much these lot don’t know about getting your foot through the door at your future place […]

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The Recruitment Crisis on the Horizon

53% of employers in the engineering and technology sector say the shortage of engineers in the UK is a threat to their business. And as demand for engineers across the country continues to rise, 6 in 10 employers report recruitment of engineering and technical staff with the right skills the biggest anticipated barrier to achieving their […]