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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.
Posted Dec 07, 2017
In our last blog we discussed the idea that social media is now a shop window for job seekers. Here are some more ways to make sure your online presence is working for you rather than against you.
Posted Dec 01, 2017
Not so many years ago, when social media was still new to most people, a lot of hiring managers were squeamish about checking out prospective employees’ social media profiles. Those days now seem oddly quaint.
Posted Oct 30, 2017
Whether or not you're haunted by the General Data Protection Regulation, it's still coming to get you – and there's nowhere to hide! But does it really have to be a nightmare?
Posted Oct 10, 2017
In our last blog I provided a brief guide for new managers – ten rules for managing people that I have learned through experience which, taken on board, could help to smooth your transition into management.
Posted Sep 26, 2017
The need to identify, inspire and coach the next generation of managers is one of the most pressing concerns for any business. Vast resources are invested into it, yet little can prepare new managers for the experiences that await them.
Posted Sep 13, 2017
I never learned more about my own industry than when I was starting my own company. I learned valuable lessons about recruitment itself, and quite a few more about business in general. Being involved in a start-up is both exciting and scary, so I thought I’d share some of my experiences.