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Should Agency Recruiters reformat, edit or improve the CV's of the candidates they represent..?

CV's are personalised documents which many people spend hours producing to the best of their ability, however this is not always the case & some CV's are not optimised and should not be published....

Daniel Watts - Synergem 21st August 2015

Curveball questions reveal more about candidates

If someone was to ask you to describe the sky without using colours what would you say?

Should someone ask you a question like that the chances are that you are in a job interview – as new research has found that more than half of recruiters use ‘curveball’ questions.

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 by HR Grapevine

Why you should meet your recruitment consultant...

Getting the best out of a consultant involves investing time in building a relationship. Part of this should be taking the time to meet up with the consultant not so they can evaluate you as a candidate but also for you evaluate them as a consultant.

Career Management | by Russell  April 17th 2014


Lies Aren’t White Or Little In The Jobsearch

Little white lies don’t hurt anyone do they? Harmless exaggerations or stories intended just to gloss over right?

“I’m only 29” “Dinner will be ready in 5 minutes” and “No your bum does not look big in that” where’s the problem?

Yet lies can cause irreparable damage and never more so than in the jobsearch.

Sarah Cooper, One of the Founding Directors of McGinnis Loy  17th March 2014


Three Scientific Facts to getting the job?

Professor Richard Wiseman looks at three ways of giving the perfect interview:

1. Likeability is more important than skill set, achievement or work experience

Chad Higgins from the University of Washington and Timothy Judge from the University of Florida studied over 100 students as they interviewed for their first jobs after leaving college. They looked into how the interviewers made up their minds. The data suggested that the candidate appearing to be a pleasant person was one of the most influential factors.

Sarah Cooper, one of the founding Directors of McGinnis Loy: Monday 17th March 2014



How to Prepare for a Job Interview

When you're on a job search, time takes on a strange quality. Afternoons spent searching for suitable job openings can feel like eternity, but somehow the first of the month, when the bills are due, seems to come around awfully quickly.

Liz Ryan CEO and Founder, Human Workplace 17th Jan 2014



Do You Know How To Spot An Opportunity In Disguise?

Many people apply a deadline to their career ambitions. They want to be an Account Director by the time they are 30, or the CEO after a certain number of years in a senior position. Ambition is, of course, a fantastic quality, but administering it to a timeline can be blinding.

Alex Malley, Chief executive at CPA Australia 7th March 2014



5 Expert Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

The big job interview you've been prepping for and stressing over for days or weeks is over, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief — except now comes the hard part: Waiting to hear back.

By Sharlyn Lauby 23rd Feb, 2014



Ten Things That Should Never Be Written On A CV

Tens, if not hundreds, of people apply for each job that’s advertised which means that it’s more important than ever to make sure your CV stands out from the rest.

UK Recruiter 3rd March 2014

Good year on year indicators from the Job Index.


The Reed Job Index for June has recorded another increase in new job vacancies. The monthly measure of conditions and trends in the UK jobs market indicates that although monthly growth fell back slightly (-4.8 per cent), annual job volume is growing steadily. In total, new vacancies have increased by 7.4 per cent year on year.

Global Recruiter 04 July 2012


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