The Internet is for so much more than email (which the young already regard as old-fashioned) and social networking. I recently wrote about UK government and public bodies (but I suspect these people are the same the world over) who continue to see the solution to address our economic sloth in …Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on June 15, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments
Employing people was never easy. Perversely, it's more difficult now because there are more candidates than jobs, but there are simple steps any employer can take to reduce the risk of appointing the wrong person...Continue
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Think about it: If I involve 60 candidates in a headhunt, eventually 59 are going to be rejected. It's a mathematical…Continue
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You've covered all the bases so far... your CV has got you an interview... you've done your research and rehearsed what you'll say to the obvious questions you're likely to be asked... You got to the interview on time, and you're performing like a star (You may already have read Top Ten "DUMB" Interview Tips) then the…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on May 2, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
I have long held the view that people need to be a little braver with their CV's and resumes. Far too many people write their CV/resume so it offends nobody. Trouble is, it attracts nobody either.Continue
In my last article about headhunter fees, I wondered how you could trust to get a headhunter to keep the promises…Continue
This is part of a series of articles called "How to Choose a Headhunter" that's been running since 2008 - But the market is changing so quickly, at least here in the UK, that much of that has been left behind in the sands of time.....…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on April 15, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments
I've been dealing with candidates and clients. Each have their own issues about 'getting through' - and…Continue
I was inspired by this wonderful example of over-confidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6Xp00k75o - isn't it warming to see an idiot get their full comeuppance? - to consider music to interview by...
I shall get my next candidate to dance into the interview to "Simply the Best" being…Continue
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Added by Martin Ellis on February 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
Is the recruitment industry as smart as it portrays itself?
Recently, I've been doing some competitor analysis - I'm a UK-based headhunter by the way, so my research was biased in that direction - and I've been surprised by the results. There are probably two main threads that betray some pretty poor thinking and activity…Continue
I'm often struck by the amount of people who cite what their best boss taught them, and the things learned they carry with them to this day. That's all well and good, but that denies the learning opportunities that come with some of your WORST…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on February 6, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com. It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by…Continue
....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
When LI endorsements first appeared, and I received my first endorsement from somebody who was unqualified to have an opinion, I became indignant. So much so, I had a good moan on my blog and claimed LinkedIn had just had a foot-in-mouth moment:…Continue
I was stung this morning. I read a blog by Jorg Stegemann. He asked if there are parallels between your boss and a…Continue
The client isn't always right.
There, I've said it for the whole world to see and argue about. Clients are sometimes under enormous and extreme pressure, but getting the right people in place is often the only way out of the hole they're in
Here are some customers…Continue
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