I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment. The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).
"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?" I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues. Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…Continue
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Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.
Having arrived in…Continue
It was a year ago when I sat in a conference where I met the legendary Jack Canfield, CEO and Founder of the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" Franchise and Books, and author of many books including "The Success Principles - How you Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be". On that day, I shook hands with Mr. Canfield and got to receive an autograph from this giant among men in my copy of his book, which I received for free as a part of this conference, the best part - I was among fellow…Continue
This is the event you've been waiting for!
Tired of going to a conference, having a beer and finding your picture slapped up on Facebook before you can get the bartender's attention for #2?
Amazed when you find yourself in some sort of important discussion only to find half the…Continue
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First impression thoughts and opinions are an unsightly reality of the society we live in. I’m writing this post because I believe it’s relevant for women to remain continually aware of how much they can and cannot control.
I follow a fun blog called …Continue
In the current climate, you can understand that many people are currently unemployed. These people vary from fresh new graduates, to laid off experienced professionals, to potential go getters from school. However, having more potential future employees around doesn’t change the fact that companies still want the best candidates.
In this day and age of the rising influence of social media and online recruitment, it is understandable that these people’s application process of choice is…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on March 30, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
A Toast To A Great Contributor
I wrote some weeks back about the phenomenal spirit of the recruiting community at large and how it has positively influenced my work and my desire to be a contributing member of that community. I would like to highlight the contribution of one exceptional leader in the field. Kathleen Smith heads up ClearedJobsNet (…Continue
There's always been that one good book or great video that someone kept or refers to when they start out in recruiting. Being that there is so much to chose from out there with mixed reviews.... how does someone like me who is a beginner choose??
So Please, to all the great recruiters that wouldn't mind sharing some advice as to what books, videos, webinars, sites to look at or read would be a great help to all the "rookies" like me ?
As many of my followers know I am quite active within the Victorian Judo scene. I have been involved in Judo on and off since I was about ten. Over that time I have trained, competed and coached with participants ranging from novices through to the sport’s elites.
Over this time I have observed that…Continue
I'm consistently impressed with the folks on recruitingblogs. Specifically, the varying philosophies and methodologies that span this blog all pointing to one common goal; client satisfaction. With this in mind I have two questions:
1) What is the value that you, as an external recruiter offer your client - (what do they pay you for?)
2) Do your clients give a hoot where/how you source your candidates? Specifically, if they are impressed by your candidates but not…Continue
A question I always ask at interviews is “Why do you want to leave your current job?” and then delve deeper to understand their ‘real’ motivation to leave. I’ve learnt not to be satisfied with standard responses such as ‘better opportunities’, ‘career prospects’, location, compensation, lifestyle choice………….whatever
So, the other day when this young 20 something answers, “For career stability and improving my work / life balance”, I probe further and realise it’s due to…
I had dinner with a group of ex colleagues last night - one of those get togethers that happens once every 2 - 3 years and where you spend all evening catching up on what happened to so and so etc. Was great fun but, I was reminded of something that made me laugh regarding unusual interview questions and I thought I'd share it.
One of the guys who still works with this very well known american technology company said that he had got divorced just a year or so ago. He felt…Continue
One of the first business lessons I learned many years ago was that it is often better to havemany smaller customers than fewer large ones. At the time, I was learning the ropes from a battle-hardened magazine publisher. He said (in reference to my naive comment that I would rather have Microsoft as an advertiser than a dozen smaller ones), “Where are you when your big customer decides to ‘shift focus’? Your loss will be 100% of income, rather than 15% or 20%. How long does…Continue