We’ve all seen some hilarious job board applications with completely irrelevant experience to what we’re looking for. Funnily enough a few months spent working in your dad’s mechanics probably won’t see you getting interviewed for a senior technical role with an £80K base salary. There are of…Continue
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My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in…Continue
Two very interesting and relevant US court cases were settled in the past three weeks involving anti-competitive behavior, namely no-headhunting agreements between large and high profile publicly listed companies.
In the most high profile case, four massive tech firms (Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel)…Continue
I’ve spent most of my career as a hiring manager, but I’ve recently had the opportunity to become a candidate (which resulted in your getting to read my blog article today ). And I have to tell you – it can be shockingly annoying to be on the candidate’s side of the table.
I’ve had many moments…Continue
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I've been thinking a lot lately about what I do, what value I add and how as a headhunter I make money. Of course one could argue it's a fairly simple model, sell a retained piece of work, find an employee, get…Continue
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....or...."I'm never going to do another search without a Retainer"
OK. I admit it. I can be a softie. Just sometimes.
I'm not sure how I let it happen, but I let a client convince me to take on a job without a retainer. Normally I get a…Continue
Come on we’ve all asked the question;
Point one and two can only be described as the magic of Christmas, for point three I can only…Continue
Added by Theo Smith on December 11, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
No new news here.
Interesting thoughts after meeting several candidates in person this week in Tokyo. Though its officially Holidays this week in Japan - Obon Yasumi, when people go back to their hometowns to pay respect to their ancestors that have passed - I own my own boutique company with staff around the Globe who are working normal hours so no break for me.
Several candidates admitted to accessing Facebook on a daily basis, more…Continue
Below is a copy of a blog I wrote elsewhere, my blog is public and read by clients, candidates, friends and randoms from social media. It was prompted by several people essentially calling into question what I do, I thought I'd recreate the blog here (as my first post!) to see other peoples thoughts on this. Also as this blog was intended to be read by people not in the recruitment industry so I have in simplistic terms defined recruiter and headhunter within…Continue
Have you often been told by recruitment consultants that they are 'headhunting' for a particular role? In fact on Linkedin you will find that about 1 out of 2 recruiters will mention Headhunting on their profile... as a skill or something that they regularly do
The free online dictionary says:
Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?
Resume Rules Apply
For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…Continue
Added by james nathan on April 23, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
It seems like a match made in heaven; recruiters have positions that need filling and there are a lot of people looking for jobs. All we have to do is put a help wanted sign in the window and take an early lunch, right? Well, putting aside the fact that we don't place too many short order cooks, there are a few reasons recruiters might not be making the most of the active talent pool.…Continue
Many companies have successfully replicated this amazing legend by…Continue
Have you noticed how terrible most job postings are? Not very many stand out from the thousands of computer generated/outdated job descriptions from stuffy HR departments. Your postings tell candidates an awful lot about your company as soon as they see it. Will they read on or will they just jump to the next one that…Continue
Early on in my career when I was responsible for Nortel Networks recruiting I was approached by top sales executives to find out how I could help them win a key telecom account worth millions possibly billions in revenue.
The account was held by Cisco and the customer loved the Cisco sales executive and sales…
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I am always amazed when I am approached by a client who has a retention problem. It’s always interesting to note that they have not dealt with some of the small things that can be done to somewhat lock the door from the barbarians at the gate, those pesky headhunters.
Rule #1: Make sure employee/telephone directories are not available for download and make it extremely difficult for anyone including employees to print or copy it. It’s incredible how…
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It always makes me happier when I am at networking group or out for the night if there is an estate agent present, (apologies to any estate agents reading) however their…
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