When it comes to applying for jobs, everyone judges a book by its cover. Here’s how to stand out. “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Now there’s a curious notion. If I’m standing in a bookshop and I’m surrounded by books, how else am I supposed to decide? Literally shelves and shelves of beautifully
To Indignity and Beyond – a practical guide to leaving your ego at the door and navigating redundancy Reality checks are never pleasant. The suit that goes from slim fit to bursting at the seams; the haircut that goes from trendy side parting to obvious combover; the marriage that goes from date night to ‘don’t
Some of my recruitment friends tell me proudly that they are ‘ninjas’ or ‘headhunters’ or even ‘gurus’, but I like being a trampoline. Ninjas and headhunters sound great if you’re watching an Indiana Jones film, but it’s all a bit manic if you are trying to talk sensibly to someone about finding a new job.
A cautionary tale of more haste less speed. Life is like a box of recruiters – too many at once will make you sick Picture the scene: it’s 6pm on a Friday and you’re about to log off, when suddenly you get a call to say a key member of the team has just resigned.
Do you tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to your CV? There have been a few occasions where I have had conversations with candidates and they have openly admitted to providing misleading accounts of their work experience. I recall one instance where a candidate had left their
I’m having a particular struggle at the moment with a client who I have worked with for many years, and who wants to reduce my rates by a very significant amount. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a good negotiation as much as the next man, and I’m always prepared to dance, but there
After 16 years of commuting into London I decided to take a step into the unknown and accept a new job that that offered a flexible working arrangement. As an experienced recruiter I’ve spent years negotiating flexible working arrangements for my candidates, but that had always been the odd day or two working from home.
The world of business is changing. Flexible hours, mobile capabilities, remote working, global conferencing, digital meetings, online seminars – sitting still is not the status quo anymore. For some companies, this more flexible approach is key to their very success – now anyone can compete in a global market, network with people across the world,
Working from home, Working from home, I’m working, I’m working from home. Working from home, Working from home, I’m working, I’m working from home. Agencies laughed me out the door, They’d seen it all before, They just know, they’re so sure That I’m gonna throw it away, career blown all away But at home I