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Has the CV outlived it’s usefulness in the hiring process?

Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why.
The other day a CV arrived in my inbox and after a cursory glance through it of no more than a few seconds, my impression of that prospective candidate had been formed. And it wasn’t good! I replied with a polite, diplomatic email explaining […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |3 Comments

Attitude Sells – Why developing the best attitude is always a winner.

‘ If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!’ – Richard Branson
A number of years ago, I had an interview for a new Sales job in the IT sector. In the run up to Y2K, IT jobs were all the rage […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Success – The Secret is “Giving Up”.

After almost 17 years recruitment experience, I’ve learned that the price of success like most sales jobs is perseverance and persistence. Never giving up until I’ve exhausted all possible options and there are always alternative options. I believe that my success has been built on the back of being persistent even when times/market conditions […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Career Advice, Opinion piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Breaking The Wall – Why January is the perfect time to create a “New You”.

Happy New Year to one and all. But does a New Year automatically mean a “New You”? Or will the 2016 version suffice? Maybe you’re happy with your life and career at present and if so, that’s fantastic. But maybe, deep down there are things you’d like to change and perhaps you’re not all […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How to get the most out of your Recruiter! The keys to a successful relationship.

I’m serious. Outside of family, friends and work colleagues, the most important relationship you should cultivate if you’re serious about career development is with your recruiter. In the past I’ve found that the best relationships I’ve had with candidates and clients have had a number of common characteristics which I believe made them fruitful.

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By |September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Have Courage – Why Bravery is an essential in making any career choice

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear – Anon
It is an oft repeated mantra – “Don’t ever meet your heroes”, the theory being that they’ll invariably fail to live up to the expectations you’ve created in your own mind and that you’ll end […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Soft Skills – The Hard Facts!

Are we guilty of setting up the youth of today for future career failure?
I recently had the opportunity to work with a valued client, looking to hire a junior administrator. Having advertised the vacancy as a “junior” role, I was immediately inundated with a large volume of applicants, many of whom were recent graduates from […]

Hire With Your Heart & Follow Your Gut!

Why Gut Instinct and Intuition are reliable recruitment tools.
The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
― Shel Silverstein

After almost 16 years recruitment […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Career Health Check! Could your career do with an overhaul?

“The longest journey begins with a single step” – Lao-tzu – Chinese Philosopher (604-531 BC)

I recently took my car for it’s by now annual NCT (National Car Test) and the assessors hoisted it up on a lift and prodded and poked at every nook and cranny to ensure it’s road worthiness. Thankfully it passed […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You Job Fit? The factors that influence your suitability and success!

Want to safeguard your career and achieve your true potential? Here we’ll examine how accurately assessing your job fit can have a major bearing on determining your future job satisfaction and career success.

Are you the missing piece in the jigsaw?

Before applying for that job, ask yourself why you’re a strong fit for it […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Uncategorized, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments