Which silly CV mistakes are costing you interviews?

  Over the past 10 years it is fair to say I have seen lots of CVs and sadly there are so many that let the candidate down in one way or another. With some of the minor, obvious mistakes, a Recruitment Consultant might spot and correct them on your behalf before submitting your CV, […]

Why you should never assume your CV has been sent to a company

  When you are job hunting you will inevitably speak to a lot of recruiters and hiring managers. When a recruiter calls they will be making a short-list from which they will choose their final candidates. They should always tell you when your CV has been submitted but don’t assume it has or it could […]

Should you include interests on your CV?

  This came up in our office today and it got me thinking. Should you include your interests on your CV or not? I would say a cautious yes.     An interesting hobby could provide a great talking point at interview stage. Hobbies can also give the hiring manager a snapshot of your personality […]

Why are agencies still posting fake ads and is it ever OK?

Someone tweeted this article about fake job postings this morning. It is an old article but makes a very good point – fake adverts are bad recruitment practice and just waste everyone’s time. There are some agencies who are notorious for doing this but we won’t of course name names. There’s no hope you will […]

Why do people keep on about the importance of social media for job hunters?

  If you are job hunting you will often be told that a good social media presence is important, but why? Quite simply, the game changed. Previously, successful job hunting has been about who you know or getting your application in front of as many people as possible. Now you have to do more. Whilst […]

Why Salary isn’t the only thing you should consider when job hunting

  When it comes to looking for a new job, a lot of people focus on salary but there are various other factors you should be considering; Your day-to-day duties Location Career progression Hours Benefits There is something else though that you should be considering; the size of company. There are many options but each […]

Why it’s so important to offer good talent the right salary

  There is a “war for talent” right now which makes your recruitment processes more important than ever. There is a surprisingly common mistake that hiring managers are making. Wondering what it is? Well imagine this situation; You receive an outstanding candidate’s CV for a job offering £35-40k. They are currently on a salary of […]