Recruitment… If you want to be a profession… act professionally!

16 Oct

I’m pissed off… no pissed off is wrong… I’m… disappointed. Yes… disappointed… that’s it. You see I thought we’d come a long way as an industry… as a profession. I thought that recruiters understood that the pillars of success and respect begin with: Deep network of specialisation Understanding your clients, candidates & prospects. A level […]

Ignore this and it might kill you…..

9 Oct

There is one thing that is unavoidable in recruitment. It is something we all have and it is one of the biggest things that will affect your business and career. It can be good or bad, and sometimes it can be both….   I am talking about your reputation. A lot of people mistake reputation […]

Oh For Christ’s Sake!

2 Oct

Seriously… I just had a recruiter tell me she… or he… didn’t need me to help her… or him… uncover their next opportunity… ahhhh Wrong! In his… or her… own words… he… or she… said. ‘Craig, I’m not sure you know your market that well. I’ve been a recruiter for over 3 years and my […]

Rip up the Recruitment Consultant job spec….it’s out of date.

25 Sep

Over the last couple of years or so there has been endless chat around the recruitment fire camp that things are changing. Depending on who you listen to, we are somewhere between the dawn of an exciting era in recruitment…or the end of the world as we know it. The rise of social media and […]

Recruiter Etiquette 101

18 Sep

I was booked on an early flight this morning. Trouble is, I live about an hour or so away from the airport… so that meant a 4:30am start for me. No biggie. I made it with time to spare… and was milling around the gate with other commuters… It was about 30 minutes before boarding, […]