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How to choose a recruitment agency

The difference between an agency who understands your organisation and sends you really good candidates for interview and an agency who just logs the vacancy and sends along any candidate who are roughly in the right ballpark can be measured in £s! Middle of the road...

7 steps to a killer CV

When you’re looking for a new job the first thing you should do is invest some time in giving your CV (or biodata or resume) an overhaul. The CV is a powerful tool and has a number of applications once it’s in the hands of a...

The CV versus the Application form?

When you’re looking for a new member of staff you need to have a means of finding out enough about each candidate to decide if they’re a good enough match to invite for an interview.  For most organisations this means either asking for a CV...

How much does an interview cost?

It’s often said that recruitment is expensive, but have you ever actually costed out an interview?  How much does each interview cost your organisation? Let’s look at the core costs: Preparing for interview Someone has to: Prepare the role profile/job description Liaise with HR or the department manager...

Asking the right questions

Professional interviewers ask good questions and then take note of the answers – and if you ask good questions, you get revealing answers. There are all the usual questions to fill in any employment gaps from the CV, expand on skills and knowledge matches and exploring...

The world is your oyster

As technology spans the globe, technically qualified people come from almost every nationality. As the majority of vacancies find their way online it’s likely that you could have applications from Australia to Zanzibar and every country in between! There is a great deal written...

The Technical Interviews Checklist

Before embarking on an interviewing campaign for a specific job role the smart interviewer will be able to tick all these boxes: CVs reviewed thoroughly – Skills and experience matched to role requirements Employment gaps identified Qualifications and international equivalents checked Questions arising from CV...

From a candidate’s viewpoint…

It’s clear that there are real advantages to the employer in having only qualified and tested candidates to interview, but what are the benefits for the candidate? If you’re looking for a new role it’s tempting to list all the technical skills you have any experience...

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

HR Magazine’s latest revelation is that 63% of people tell lies on their CV.  This worrying statistic is on the rise and the most guilty age group are the ‘young professionals’ in the 25-32 age group. ‘Apprentice’ becomes ‘Supervisor’; ‘Intern’ becomes ‘Manager’; two years of experience...