The first piece of literature a candidate reads when searching for a new position is a job advert. Whether it’s a candidate actively seeking a new role, or a passive candidate who’s been sent the description by a consultant, an advert will only have 49-seconds to make an impact on a job seeker. So how do you make your advert stand out from the crowd?
Identifying the right candidate for a position is a tricky task for any recruiter. Job seekers have, on occasion, been known to get a little creative on their CV and exaggerate their skills so they stand out from the crowd. However, some applicants often take this one step too far by completely lying about aspects of their professional life.
A recent survey has shown that seven out of 10 employers have reported finding a lie on a CV, a statistic not completely unexpected with 38% of British people admitting to falsifying the document.
So, with many sections available to disguise incorrect facts, here are some of the common places that candidates attempt to pull the wool over recruiter’s eyes.
You may have felt stressed and blamed it on others but have you ever thought that you may be creating stress for your colleagues, direct reports, managers, suppliers or clients through your actions and behaviours?
#Brexit seems to have had an impact not just on the UK market, but also in countries as far afield as Australia and Dubai. It’s nothing compared to the Global Financial Crisis of course, just a lack of confidence that can hit the permanent placement market in the short term. Recruitment consultancies tend to adjust during these times, but some go too far.
For the owner of a small agency, it’s a difficult decision that could take your business to the moon, or send it crashing into the landfill.
For the manager or director of a recruitment giant, it is also what your reputation and future promotions may hang on.
When to hire, who to hire and whether to hire at all?
Deciding that you want to be active on social media is always a good start. It’s then what you do next as to whether you execute social media effectively or not.
Ever wondered why some client and candidate relationships are so easy and some are a nightmare?
There are many reasons for this, but as a recruitment consultant, the first thing you need to say to yourself is that old cliché “It’s not you, it’s me!”