Nigel Coxon
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • United Kingdom
  • Lab Support
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Nigel Coxon commented on Stephen Hart's blog post 'What to do when the client has filled the role'
"I think it's the last point about the current employer that worries me the most...perhaps it's because my background is one of those industries where everybody knows everybody else. it may be dangerous to entrust details to an…"
Apr 12, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Fooling Around with Candidates Everyday'
""A simple "sorry, but no" goes a long way" Not for me I'm afraid. Maybe it's because we work with a largely well-educated and analytical candidate pool by nature (scientists) but just telling them "Sorry,…"
Apr 12, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Stephen Hart's blog post 'What to do when the client has filled the role'
"I'm not a legal specialist either, but you can't be in this business very long without picking up some pointers... From what I know it all depends on the intention of the owner of the information when they pass their details on to you. If…"
Apr 12, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Jackye's blog post 'The Dumbing Down of Recruiting'
""It's unconscionable to send a candidate on an interview never having spoken with them"I'd have this branded on the forehead of any recruiter who ever does it. I make a proud but slightly odd boast to our clients'…"
Apr 11, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Jackye's blog post 'The Dumbing Down of Recruiting'
"Set out my stall first...new to recruitment, but long in the tooth.The recruitment industry suffers from poor perception and I have to take issue with this article, or at least ask a question: Do you really think there are recruiters out there using…"
Apr 10, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Mark Babbitt's blog post '7 Words I Never Want to See on Your Resume'
"Someone once told me that if you'd never consider including the exact opposite of what you typed, don't bother using it. Example "hard working". You'd never think to describe yourself as "bone idle" in a cv, so why…"
Apr 10, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Stephen Hart's blog post 'What to do when the client has filled the role'
"Good advice about getting the start date and calling to make sure they started. "Not all company's will hand over the details but it's always worth asking"...in the UK I think they'd be in trouble with the data protection…"
Apr 10, 2013
Nigel Coxon posted a blog post

Linkedin tries to make me feel special - and fails.

So I assume a lot of people got the "Congratulations! You're profile is among the X% most viewed on LinkedIn  email. I got it earlier this week and my natural suspicion immediately clicked in. I don't trust any email that says "click here for more info" if I'm not ABSOLUTELY sure of it's provenance.However a bit of judicious…See More
Feb 13, 2013
Nigel Coxon posted a blog post

Copy and paste CVs damage your image!

There's a phrase I am seeing way too often;"I have combined full time studies with other commitments. In achieving this, I have shown myself to be hardworking, dedicated and determined in achieving my goals."I'm seeing it so often it's starting to make me yawn and it's colouring my opinion of what might otherwise be a good CV. It tells me the author went to the internet and slavishly copied the advice given there, without even bothering to reword it in any way. That doesn't give me a…See More
Feb 1, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Rob Havey's blog post '“How would you react if I told you that this interview has been terrible so far?”'
"Pam, I'll admit I was being facetious - the point is the "What irritates you about other people" question is in the list twice (and still is I note) with only three questions in between - this isn't the question in a slightly…"
Jan 29, 2013
Nigel Coxon replied to Samantha Turner's discussion 'Lengthy notice periods...'
"You HAVE made the client aware of the notice period haven't you? That's the only advice I could give...make sure your client knows what they are getting. Give them the option to accelerate the early part of the interview process, so they…"
Jan 13, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Knock, knock, who's there... candidate knocking em dead or knocking self out of consideration?'
"I'll be honest I read the first few lines of the linked blog. At first I thought "hey give him a break", because he clearly says "how to tackle it WHEN you see it"...but then in his "tackle the situation head on"…"
Jan 13, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on HRNasty's blog post 'Rude Linkedin Introductions, you just sent one!'
"One thing to consider is the root cause of the problem. We all want something out of Linkedin but need the initial contact to do that. Linkedin makes it hard because it's not really an "introduction" service - in theory to connect,…"
Jan 10, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter}'s blog post 'How to Tailor Your Resume to the Job You Apply For'
"Even if you're not going to tailor as much as Jay recommends, please at the very least make sure your application  has the correct job title and company name on it - and not the ones from the last role you applied for. You may laugh,…"
Jan 10, 2013
Nigel Coxon liked Bruce Rowles's blog post Recruiters: Stop Emailing and Pick up the Phone…
Jan 9, 2013
Nigel Coxon commented on Jorg Stegemann's blog post 'Why Employers Bullshit You In The Job Interview'
"Good advice. My own experiences have taught me to ask better questions at interview. Questions like How many customers contribute to your top 50% of revenue? Do you foresee any problems with your top ten customers? Yes they come across as a…"
Jan 9, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Nigel
Job Title
Account Executive
Company
Lab Support
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
< 1 year
Which industries do you work in now?
Healthcare, Industrial, Other
How many employees in your company?
>50

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Linkedin tries to make me feel special - and fails.

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:30am 0 Comments

So I assume a lot of people got the "Congratulations! You're profile is among the X% most viewed on LinkedIn  email. I got it earlier this week and my natural suspicion immediately clicked in. I don't trust any email that says "click here for more info" if I'm not ABSOLUTELY sure of it's provenance.

However…

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Copy and paste CVs damage your image!

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:47am 0 Comments

There's a phrase I am seeing way too often;

"I have combined full time studies with other commitments. In achieving this, I have shown myself to be hardworking, dedicated and determined in achieving my goals."

I'm seeing it so often it's starting to make me yawn and it's colouring my opinion of what might otherwise be a good CV. It tells me the author went to the internet and slavishly copied the advice given there, without even bothering to reword it in any way. That…

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