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Advice For New Recruiters

What do I need to know to starting working as a recruiter? To answer this question, we reached out to the top experts in the world of recruiting and asked...
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Aren’t Recruiters Brilliant?

True story with a purpose. Years ago, I was recruiting for a client in Ayrshire, who needed a Design Engineer.  As per usual I took on the job, quoted our...
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How are your firing skills?

Unfortunately a great many managers, supervisors, and business owners have had to do just that in the past year.  It’s something that defines you as a boss, and a responsibility...
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The ONE secret to successful recruiting?

THIS is the secret to successful recruiting; the best place to find your ideal candidate is where your ideal candidate hangs out.  Kinda obvious isn’t it. These are five ways...
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10 Reasons Why Being a Recruiter is Awesome!

Have you ever met someone for the first time, told them what you do for a living and been greeted with a look as though you have just told them...
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Little White Lies

There is inevitable duplicity built into the entire recruitment process.  Would you advise a candidate to be scrupulously honest, and offer “full disclosure” in a discoverable way online? Lies being...
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Self Employed and Unemployable?

There is a continually repeating “circle of life” in the UK recruitment industry, where its own progeny leave established firms to set up in competition. I know, as I’ve been...
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IF YOU DEFINE ME, YOU NEGATE ME

This phrase is famously quoted in the seminal (in my opinion) movie, Wayne’s World, and attributed to either “Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten”.  It’s not always easy to control how...
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In Praise of Recruiters

As a recruiter of some 30 years now, I have become wearily familiar with my chosen profession being traduced and derided, along with other careers and jobs, such as estate...
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IS YOUR CAREER ALL AT SEA?

A ship at sea relies upon 3 things: propulsion, steering and navigation. Without any one of these it will never reach its destination, cannot avoid immediate obstacles or can only...
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11 Facts You Didn’t Know About Recruiters

How well do you know recruiters? Good? Great? Better than anyone? Well, no matter how well you know recruiters, here are 11 facts about the hiring professionals that might surprise...
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My Favourite Interview Questions

These are typical of the kind of questions I like to ask candidates in interview.  What are your favourite questions? 1. Which sensation do you enjoy the most? For example the...
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