Recruiters are not Mind Readers…

I read a LinkedIn article last week that really p*ssed me off. Yes it was another recruiter bashing post… yes it was a poor me candidate rant… and yes it garnered the expected support from job seekers who have had a similar poor experience from the recruitment fraternity… but… it was an absolutely stupid argument. … Continue reading “Recruiters are not Mind Readers…”

Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…

I know… I know… a blatant attempt to increase readers by referencing perceived current pop culture… sue me. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently you will know all about this Pokémon Go™ craze… right? Most of you will have a strong opinion on the phenomenon… varying from how the hell can grown adults … Continue reading “Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…”

Christmas… again?

I’m conflicted. Part of me loves Christmas. The parties, the pressies for the kids, the beaches (apologies to our northern hemisphere friends). It’s a chance to celebrate the year that was and recharge the batteries for the year to come. But the other part of me hates Christmas. Catching up with family you only see … Continue reading “Christmas… again?”

The One Recruitment Skill… to rule them all…

Bit of a furphy really and I must apologise… Turns out there isn’t one skill to rule them all… A little over a week ago I posed that question directly to my LinkedIn network. To my amazement (ordinarily I’m lucky to get a couple of random likes and a comment from my dear Aunty Dorothy… … Continue reading “The One Recruitment Skill… to rule them all…”

Here’s 5 reasons why I won’t represent you…

The recruitment industry is much maligned… sometimes deservedly so, but sometimes we’re as misunderstood as the Terminator… (in all movies after the original that is)… oh… and I’m not for a moment suggesting there are any similarities between the Terminator and the recruitment industry… Candidates don’t like – or trust – most of us. They … Continue reading “Here’s 5 reasons why I won’t represent you…”

You snooze… you lose…

In case you hadn’t noticed… very subtly over the past six months the market has slowly changed. Candidates seem to have more opportunities… clients who went missing are back… and new clients are appearing like flies at a barbie. (disclaimer… I am not for one moment suggesting that new clients are like a swarm of … Continue reading “You snooze… you lose…”

Recruiter Etiquette 101

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, … Continue reading “Recruiter Etiquette 101”

Takin’ them to the edge…

You’ve been there before… it’s D-Day… (well actually it’s today, but let’s not split hairs)… after a painfully long process the offer has finally come through from the client. It’s a good offer… actually a great offer. You got the salary your candidate wanted & a clear career path. The client will invest in professional … Continue reading “Takin’ them to the edge…”

Put your hand up if you’re different…

I just returned from a new client visit… well… given that it is 7:30am, as I sit in front of my sexy little MacBook Air (cash for comments if you’re reading Apple ™ – don’t be afraid to send a newbie my way), I didn’t really just return from a new client visit – it … Continue reading “Put your hand up if you’re different…”

An Open Letter to (*Some of) My Clients…

Dear Mr Client, Believe me, I understand it is a tough market out there. I also understand that you are under immense pressure to cut costs where you can. At the same time I recognise your need to grow your team and to improve productivity – and profitability. It’s a competitive market, and increasing market … Continue reading “An Open Letter to (*Some of) My Clients…”