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How Do You Approach A New Candidate For The First Time About A Job?

What do you open with when approaching a candidate for the first time, trying to get them interested in the new job your client/line manager has given you? Salary? Opportunity? Location? Company? Project content? And how exactly do you do this? Do you send them job details  via email? InMail? Text? Voicemail? Tweet? Facebook? Do you call […]

My BBC Film: How To Sell Your Skills Online

Last year I was asked by the BBC to make a short film for BBC WebWise – their website for sharing different advice online. The director wanted me to explain to viewers how social media can help people better present themselves, to aid their job searching online. With companies and recruiters now using sites like LinkedIn, […]

Social Media Assumptions Are Costly

Stop Relying On LinkedIn InMails And Use These Contact Methods Instead.

  What would your boss say if you had a 75% failure rate? Would they be happy? Turn it around the other way (in other words, spin it) – you are successful 25% of the time – would that make it anymore palatable? Well that is what LinkedIn sales people are doing – saying that […]

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How are the 76% of employers who plan to hire more staff in 2014 actually going to do it?

  What is happening in the job marketplace at the moment?  We are seeing business growth, business confidence and importantly for the recruitment industry, an increased demand for both permanent and temporary recruits. This is fantastic news for everyone on a whole number of levels.But, before the whole recruitment industry get's carried away with this […]

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How Santander Improved Their ATS Candidate Recruitment Experience

  Picture credit What is one of the biggest and hottest topics in recruitment at the moment? No, it isn’t mobile or social media (although they are a part of it), it is the ‘candidate experience’. (I would argue that the recruiter experience is also a very important (and under-considered) subject, but I shall leave […]

There Is No Excuse For Recruiters Posting Jobs Like This Anymore

  What is THE most important thing to recruiters – you know the one thing they just cannot do without? It shouldn't be a hard question to answer……….. candidates. So, why is it then there are still many recruiters (both internal and agency side) that do their best to try and alienate the lifeblood of […]