It’s not about the size of your network…

Some recruiters seem to have a pretty loose interpretation about certain things. They refer to businesses that they have never done work with as ‘clients’. They claim that they are ‘specialists’ in their sector after just a few months of experience. They brand themselves as ‘the market leading agency in the sector’ based on absolutely nothing. They also have some odd ideas … Continue reading “It’s not about the size of your network…”

Stressed? Sleep deprived? Welcome to Recruitment…

Put simply if you are looking for an easy gig – steer clear of the wonderful world of recruitment. We all have things going on in our lives right? Family? Sport? Macramé? Doesn’t really matter what it is… what does matter is that you have your priorities right. For those of us in the recruitment … Continue reading “Stressed? Sleep deprived? Welcome to Recruitment…”

Anyone can recruit, right?

I think the idea of hiring someone is largely seen by most as something pretty much anyone can do. It doesn’t really take a lot of skill or experience, not like being an accountant or engineer. It’s the sort of thing anyone can turn their hand to. A bit like karaoke. Right? Wrong. Most non-recruiters really don’t … Continue reading “Anyone can recruit, right?”

Is your Boss a Psycho?

According to a recent study… (I know it’s very rare that I start a post with ‘According to a recent study…’ Kind of makes me feel smart… well less stupid anyway). Anyway… according to a recent study by Bond University & University of San Diego 21% of Bosses exhibit psychopathic tendencies… as opposed to 1% … Continue reading “Is your Boss a Psycho?”

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…”

social experiment… prank… or just mean?

Earlier this week I did something terrible. I decided to create a fake cv… from a fake candidate and post it on LinkedIn to see what reaction it would get. I call it a social experiment… I’m sure some of the people who wrote provocative comments and privately messaged me with their thoughts might feel … Continue reading “social experiment… prank… or just mean?”

Stressed? Thought so…

Did you know that the recruitment industry is the most stressful industry in the world? That’s right… more stressful than teaching… police work… dairy farming… ambulance driving… hell, it’s even more stressful than the military. I can picture you now… some nodding in agreement… others shaking their heads in disbelief. But I can categorically confirm … Continue reading “Stressed? Thought so…”

Lost your mojo? You’re not alone…

It happens to all of us… and it’s bloody scary. First it’s a little set back… a candidate backs out after accepting a role… or a client calls to tell you they’ve offered to someone else’s candidate… nothing BIG… nothing earth shattering. And then it happens again… you buckle down and remind yourself of the … Continue reading “Lost your mojo? You’re not alone…”

Recruitment advice for my younger self…

‘Run for the f&*king hills!!! I mean it… step the hell away from this godforsaken career choice you stupid… stupid boy! Don’t fall into it… Don’t give it a try… Don’t believe it when you meet that education recruitment consultant who tells you that you would make a better recruiter than teacher… not to mention … Continue reading “Recruitment advice for my younger self…”

5 reasons I won’t pay your recruitment fee

If you have worked in recruitment for any decent amount of time, you will probably have come up against the scenario where a client starts being difficult when your invoice arrives on their desk…. or before then. In my time working as a recruiter I’ve heard a range of excuses. Fair play to some clients… … Continue reading “5 reasons I won’t pay your recruitment fee”