Brand “You”: Making sure your message is consistent.

20 years ago, a true sign of a good CV was longevity and no breaks. You found an employer and you progressed through the ranks until you retired with a piece of cake and a handsome timepiece.

… Not today …

Generation Y and Z see things differently. To progress, gain experience, and become a well-rounded employee and human being moving around is not only tolerated; it is celebrated and encouraged. Life experience and grasping opportunities when they present themselves are key features of “you” and your personal brand.

When it comes to applying for a new job, you ...

Posted in Recruitment - 28th February, 2017

From one Working Parent to another : Don’t give up The Search!

So you took time off to raise a family (a brave decision!) and now you want to get back to work. Back to something that resembles the person you were and the bank balance you once had.

One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goal can be finding an employer who empathises with your situation and allows that to play a part in your future working life. You have so much to offer, you just need that one thing. The dreaded ‘F’ word: Flexibility.

I am a BIG champion of flexibility for working parents. Not only because I am one, but most of my friends are too, and I...

Posted in Recruitment - 28th February, 2017

Culture Fit – It’s a two-way thing…

So, that Recruiter calls you and gives you the heads up on THE opportunity you have been hoping for since you began to look for the next step in your career. It sounds great! It’s exciting, it ticks all sorts of boxes and you think it could be the perfect next step for you.

On paper the company looks great: profitable, forward-thinking yet stable, good products and a great reputation in the market. You say “yes” to being put forward, and why wouldn’t you? Well, before we go any further just ask yourself this question:

The Job Description may stack up…but does the Cu...

Posted in Recruitment - 6th February, 2017

Festive job-hunting : 5 top tips

If there is a time of the year when job searching is particularly unappealing, it has to be the festive season. With only ten days to go until The Big Day a lot of people will be taking it easy, but the jobs are still out there and only the minority will keep their search up. The misconception that Companies do not employ towards the end of the year (either they’re too busy / there’s no budget etc etc) really is a myth. Use the Christmas period to your advantage: ensure you are one of the dedicated few and 2016 could still be the year you get your dream job.

Here are ...

Posted in Recruitment - 15th December, 2016

Your perfect candidate is out there; they just don’t know it yet.

If you are struggling to recruit the right talent for your business then you are not alone; this is a common issue for many employers. Happily the reason behind it is very simple: your perfect candidate is probably not looking for another job… yet.

Meet the Passive Candidate

She is happy in her current role.
She is a highly valued employee and excellent at her job.
She is not looking for a new role, but…
… She would be interested in the right opportunity and would be prepared to consider attractive offers.

There is little consensus about the proportion of “pa...

Posted in Recruitment - 9th November, 2016

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