A roast without the trimmings isn’t really a roast….

When I first stepped (or more accurately fell) into recruitment 10 years ago, the agency that employed me said they were impressed with my sales background and that is why they hired me. I thought that was odd because recruitment is all about interviewing, matching candidates to clients and helping people find a job…isn’t it? I went … Continue reading “A roast without the trimmings isn’t really a roast….”

5 Recruitment Career Killers…

I meet with a number of Recruitment Consultants every week who are looking to move on from their current position, or step up to their next opportunity…  I probably speak with a further 10, or more on the phone…. And, to be perfectly honest I’m lucky if I meet with one a week who I … Continue reading “5 Recruitment Career Killers…”

Recruitment – maybe it deserves a bad name.

The recruitment industry gets a bad rap and whilst a lot of it is unjustified, the saying that there is no smoke without fire has some truth here.  I am proud of being a recruiter and truly believe the job I do is important and worthwhile to both individuals and companies. So I get very … Continue reading “Recruitment – maybe it deserves a bad name.”

LinkedIn Whore…Or, ‘Welcome to the 500+ Club’

So, you open up your email and find this waiting for you… LinkedIn Norman Timbuktu has indicated you are a fellow group member of The Recruiter Network – #1 Group for Recruiters I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. – Norman Timbuktu Hmmmmm… There it is right there…. Should I accept? … Continue reading “LinkedIn Whore…Or, ‘Welcome to the 500+ Club’”

Candidate Exclusivity… I want YOURS

Those of you who have read past posts will know that I am a Rec2Rec…  I source, and place the best recruiters in the market into reputable agency brands… Tough job I’ve got – no seriously, I have a tough job. My candidates are recruiters and my clients are recruiters – oh, and I’m a … Continue reading “Candidate Exclusivity… I want YOURS”

Recruiters – can you answer these 3 questions?

When I first talk to a recruiter who is looking for a new job, I will always ask them 3 questions. The answers separate the good recruiters from the average. They tell me whether a person takes their recruitment career seriously or are just hopping from one job to the next .They indicate whether a … Continue reading “Recruiters – can you answer these 3 questions?”

Recruiters-The New Madmen

Most CEOs realise the importance of securing the best people in their industry. Having the top talent working for you gives you a huge advantage over your competition. Whilst most companies will  have developed a compelling message that they are ‘the’ place to work,  the reality is that majority don’t do much with it. It … Continue reading “Recruiters-The New Madmen”