Success begins with an ‘I’

28 Apr

Not such a catchy title right? But this is one of the most important bloody blogs I’m likely to write this year… Ask yourself a question… When was the last time you truly innovated at work? We all crave for that point of difference to take to the market, but what is yours? Please don’t […]

Recruiters – don’t crack the sads when it goes wrong.

21 Apr

People eh…they can be very frustrating… especially when they don’t do what you expect or want. And  for recruiters, that can be a nightmare. If you haven’t had someone ‘no show’ for an interview, turn down an offer, accept a counter offer or something similar then you probably haven’t been in recruitment long enough to legitimately call […]

Polishing the Turd…

14 Apr

One of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is trying to polish the turd. I agonised with whether or not I should use the word turd in the title of a professional blog post. It conjures images of… well… turds. And turds aren’t professional right? But as you can see, I managed to get over my […]

Base v OTE

7 Apr

Money is not the first thing that I talk about with a candidate….but obviously it comes up pretty early in the conversation. Makes sense; none of us go to work just for the fun of it…..we expect a bit of money too! “So, what are you looking for money wise, John?” It’s an open ended […]

What Makes a Good Recruiter?

31 Mar

Valid question right? Good Recruiters… really good recruiters are a rare specimen indeed. They possess a unique skill set that differentiates them from others in the industry… and makes them more valuable than Valerian Steel… So what are the traits and skills that define a Good Recruiter? Read on… Consistent Billings – Yes it’s important… […]