Rowena Simpson
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Is it me or is everyone getting a tad greedy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rowena Simpson Mar 30, 2010. 3 Replies

I don't know if I was just having a bad day yesterday, but if I heard one more person say to me that it wasn't worth getting out of bed for less than £400 per day, I swear I was on the verge of…Continue

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Rowena Simpson commented on Matej Valuch's blog post 'Second Wave of Social Media, part 5 –Future belongs to video content. Can you use it in recruiting?'
"I agree that video is certainly on the rise across the net. I too have joined in the fun and produced a couple of short videos explaining how to write a great CV, which are available on my blog. The traffic has been massive, which backs up your…"
May 18, 2010
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Mar 31, 2010
Rowena Simpson replied to Rowena Simpson's discussion 'Is it me or is everyone getting a tad greedy?'
"I'm not exactly sure of the figures but I'm certain it doesn't come anywhere near £400 per day!!! "
Mar 30, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Amy Gardner's blog post 'Cranky Recruiter: Sense of Urgency or Wasting my Time'
"Tend to agree! I recently posted a cranky note in the forum complaining about candidates who tell me it's not worth getting out of bed for less than £400 (UK pounds) per day!! Yes you heard right! And they act all insulted that I've…"
Mar 30, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Chris Thomas's blog post 'REFUNDS'
"I think you know what to do! Stick to your guns, but explain carefully your reasoning for not negotiating and explain your commitment to providing a first class service, and how much work goes into finding the candidate etc etc. With any luck they…"
Mar 30, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Chris Thomas's blog post 'REFUNDS'
"This is really dirty! They have you by the proverbials here, so it's time for you to make an assessment of just how valuable this client is to you. Decide first of all if you want to deal with a client who doesn't stick to your terms and…"
Mar 30, 2010
Rowena Simpson posted a blog post

Short Video on You Tube - How to write a good CV

This is number 4 in a short series of 4 videos I've made giving inside advice on how to write a great CV. Take a couple of minutes and have a look at this one on You Tube where I share some of the knowledge I have with you, and check out the other 3 if you like this one. Click here for the videoSee More
Mar 30, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Rich DeMatteo's blog post 'The 5 iPhone Apps Every Job Seeker Needs'
"Hi Chris, I think sending your audio file to the employer could work or alternatively may put the mockers on your application! However, I think it's a great little gizzmo where you can practice your interview technique, and more importantly…"
Mar 30, 2010
Katy Tynan commented on Rowena Simpson's blog post 'Is now a good time to change your job?'
"Hi Rowena - I think it's a great point that people often forget to explore the options they might have within their own organizations before they make the leap and maybe discover that the grass looked greener from the other side of the fence!…"
Mar 27, 2010
Maureen Sharib replied to Rowena Simpson's discussion 'Is it me or is everyone getting a tad greedy?'
"Unemployment must be way better in the U.K. than in the U.S.! What does unemployment pay in the U.K. and what are the qualifiers to receive it?"
Mar 27, 2010
Tim Collins commented on Rowena Simpson's blog post 'Is now a good time to change your job?'
"You make some good points Rowena. Caution is definitely warranted in this economy. Even across the pond!"
Mar 26, 2010
Annette Figueroa replied to Rowena Simpson's discussion 'Is it me or is everyone getting a tad greedy?'
"I agree. I have had several persons tell me the same. Either that or they don't want to risk losing unemployment benefits, or simply are not interested until they have exhausted all of their benefits."
Mar 26, 2010
Rowena Simpson posted a discussion

Is it me or is everyone getting a tad greedy?

I don't know if I was just having a bad day yesterday, but if I heard one more person say to me that it wasn't worth getting out of bed for less than £400 per day, I swear I was on the verge of asking them to take a reality check!We're in the midst of crawling out of one of the deepest recessions for many years, one in which many people have lost their jobs and homes, businesses have gone to the wall and everyone is feeling the pinch.Ok I know the bankers are still getting their whack, but for…See More
Mar 26, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Keith Robinson's blog post 'Linkedin - Just How Good is it?'
"Interesting article Keith. I think my own experience reflects the research you site. My use of Linked In is based mainly on the search facility. Advertising occasionally brings a useful candidate but in the main attracts applicants who I can't…"
Mar 26, 2010
Rowena Simpson commented on Tim Collins's blog post 'How to Land a Job in 7 Minutes'
"Interesting article Tim, I agree, all the preparation in the world is often wasted when your body language is wrong or an inappropriate comment is made. An interview is an interaction between 2 human beings and one of them is making a judgment which…"
Mar 26, 2010

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Name
Rowena
Job Title
Manager
Company
Giraffe Recruitment
Which best describes your profession?
Sourcing/Research
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Industrial, Utilities, Other
How many employees in your company?
>10
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http://www.girafferecruitment.co.uk
Blog
http://blog.giraffejobs.co.uk
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Short Video on You Tube - How to write a good CV

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:43am 0 Comments

This is number 4 in a short series of 4 videos I've made giving inside advice on how to write a great CV. Take a couple of minutes and have a look at this one on You Tube where I share some of the knowledge I have with you, and check out the other 3 if you like this one.
Click here for the video

Is now a good time to change your job?

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 10:41am 3 Comments

Working in recruitment I read applications from candidates looking for a new job all day long. I am often asked the question “is it a good time to change my job?” and “how likely is it that I could have a change of direction in my career?” The answer to both questions is far from straightforward and is dependent on many factors. In my work I notice the trends in availability of both people looking for a job and the amount of live vacancies available from my clients. In the recent period of… Continue

How many pages should my CV be

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 6:31am 2 Comments

The question of how many pages a CV or resume should be? arises frequently, so I’ve had a google around at advice on length of CV on the web and found that opinions differ. In order to try to provide you with some sensible advice I thought I’d ask the very people who should know how long a CV should be, whose opinions really matter, and those who will be making a judgement on you based on your Curriculum Vitae – the end employers and Human Resource managers. So in order to write this article… Continue

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