Martin Ellis's Blog – December 2012 Archive (6)

10 'Dumb' Things to Tell a Candidate

I have a theory that simplicity is beautiful and complication…

Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2012 at 4:36am — 7 Comments

The 8 Top Reasons Why The Client's Not Always Right

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…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 12, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

How Long Does a Headhunt Take?

“How long will this headhunt take?” was often my question when I was looking for a senior manager in a past life. The headhunter would stare back, think for a moment, and tell me, “that depends…..”

How I would learn to hate that answer! And I was mug enough to swallow it!…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top CV/Resume Tip: How to write an attention-grabbing Personal Statement

My headline advice for anybody writing their CV/Resume is to get your punches in early and grab the readers attention with your Personal Statement. It should also follow these basics:

  • Make it no longer than 5 or 6 lines
  • Include your…

Added by Martin Ellis on December 7, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Finished at 50? - Don't be 'dumb' and accept it - Fight back!

Finished at 50? I think not!

But if you are over 50, some of you do need to go about your job hunting with a new approach.

Here is a tip for each of your well-lived decades:…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Choose a Headhunter - Great questions to test them...

Since I started writing this "How to Choose a Headhunter" series in 2008, the world of recruitment/headhunting has turned upside down. Back then, my first post was the top questions I'd advise anybody considering engaging a headhunter for the first time, but time has moved on and the questions have changed - although not all of them!…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — 10 Comments


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