How to write an Effective Job Description

To really understand the scope of a job, it helps to have it defined in writing. During the recruitment process, you have a better chance of attracting top talent if there is a well documented account of the role. Wouldn’t you be more inclined to interview with an organisation that had taken the time to define who they wanted to hire?…

3 Ways to Uncover a Candidate’s Soft Skills in a Phone Interview

During the interview process, recruiters and hiring managers look for certain requirements to be met. They seek to evaluate levels of experience and skill, looking to find the best candidates for their open positions. But the best quality candidate often has something in addition to the checklist of requirements. He or she has the “soft skills” that set them apart from other candidates. Those skills are a little more difficult to check off during a phone interview, but it is certainly possible.…

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10 mistakes to avoid when job hunting

Applying for jobs is often a difficult and demoralising process, but it's important to stay positive and learn from your mistakes. Simon Gray, director of Cherry Professional, looks at ten common mistakes you should try to avoid:…

21 Questions You Should Ask to Find the Best Candidates

The interview is where a sheet of paper becomes a personality, stated skillsets are given context and the mindset of an individual can be determined. Given this, it stands to reason that the questions we ask candidates must be strategic and precise – whether they are being phone screened or sitting across from a hiring manager.…

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11 Ways to Spot a Psychopath at Work

Most people will have worked with or for someone who could be intelligent, charming, funny, hugely energetic and full of great ideas but then at times could also be terribly impulsive, a master of manipulation and resorting to threats and bullying behaviour when things didn’t go their way writes Bernadette Eichner of RecruitLoop.…

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Is your job advert legally compliant?

In the current candidate driven job market, attracting the right applicant is more important than ever. Not only do you want your advert to attract the best job seekers, but you also want to try to dissuade unsuitable applicants from filling your inbox, an activity easier said than done.…

CV safety

Identity theft is a feature of modern society that is becoming more prevalent and featuring more often in the national media. It is a crime conducted by individuals, gangs and governments, effecting companies small and large with examples including Linked In, Sony Pictures various banks and travel companies.…

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