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Posted Jul 02, 2018
Do you ever get the feeling that life is trying to tell you something? Right now I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that meaningful work is the secret to a long and happy life.
Posted May 21, 2018
The idea of finding your “why?” has been used by many thinkers, from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to the present-day author and speaker Simon Sinek. Sinek’s books “Start with why” and “Find your why” have done much to popularise ideas about the value of finding purpose, whether that’s for individuals or organisations and businesses.
Posted Apr 16, 2018
Recently a client of mine wanted to hire an administrator. We had several candidates booked for interviews, but two cancelled because they had taken another job by the time of the interview. Both these candidates' CVs had been online for only a week, and both were nearly sixty.
Posted Mar 27, 2018
By nature I am a “hurry up” person; I like to crack on with things and used to find people who are detail-oriented and cautious to be challenging to work with. Sarah, a former colleague, was a different personality type: skilled at writing processes, she was great at taking time to review things and to think carefully before taking action. She taught me the value of not letting my emotional response to a situation be my only response.
Posted Mar 05, 2018
Whether the subject is helping yourself to be the best you can be, finding your creative spirit or nailing those elusive truths about management, here are the books recommended by our MD Helen Floor.
Posted Feb 26, 2018
Some advice on getting your CV right - in the amount of time an internal recruiter will spend reading it*.
(*On their second pass, if you're lucky!)
Posted Feb 16, 2018
In our last blog we thought about some actions that anyone can take to deliver quick but small marginal gains in their search for a job. But I'd also encourage you to delve a little deeper. Here are some actions you can take that may take a little longer, but that can help you to be the best you can be in your career. In the true spirit of Kaizen, which we touched upon in the last blog, some of these ideas work best as part of an ongoing project or process of review.
Posted Feb 09, 2018
When we become a jobseeker, we become a competitor, vying with a crowded field of candidates for the same role. The comparison with sport is inescapable, so it makes sense that sport can teach us a thing or two about job-hunting.
Posted Jan 29, 2018
Last Friday I wanted to get away from my laptop for a while, so I printed off some CVs and started calling candidates. I had some lovely conversations and ended the day buzzing, knowing that I’d made a positive impact to my candidates’ days, as they had to mine. How lucky I am to be able to feel that way after a long time in the job.
Posted Dec 13, 2017
For employees and employers alike, the next few weeks are a strange time. In some ways the time flies by, speeded by the daily countdown to Christmas and our preoccupation with buying gifts and preparing to visit or receive family or friends.