The Impacts of Ghosting Your Candidates

No one likes to be told they’re not wanted, but ignoring  your candidates may have a worse impact than if you had simply told them ‘no’. If your candidates don’t hear from you after a certain amount of time, they are of course going to assume they’ve been unsuccessful in their application. This places them […]

Sell Your Sales Self

We all know that you need to tailor your CV to whichever industry you’re applying. That’s all well and good, but sales goes a bit further – in sales, a CV isn’t just a description of you, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate to whoever’s reading it just how good you are at selling, using yourself […]

5 Common Recruitment Myths

We often meet people who are put off by some of the things they’ve heard about recruitment. While every company is different, we have found that the points below are myths that we feel should be busted. It’s NOT Always Long Hours in the Office Recruiters are often expected to call and meet with candidates […]

How to Identify a Good Graduate Scheme

For many graduates, getting the right level of support in their first role is an important way to fast-track learning and progress professionally. But every company and industry operates differently, so to help you understand what you are being offered we have put together this list of things to consider when you get offers from […]

How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has completely transformed the recruitment industry. It is used by everyone involved in the recruitment process, and any potential employer will check out your profile. Despite this, we find it’s extremely underused by most graduates who can easily make this platform as rewarding as Facebook – and way more productive for job hunting. ImagesYou […]

Interview Etiquette: 5 Things to Avoid

All too often we find great candidates who are guilty of one the following faux pas at interview. You may think your manners are up to scratch but have a read through the following tips to make sure you are ready for your next interview.  Eating Don’t eat food or chew gum in your interview – […]

4 Things to Watch Out For in Job Ads

When you first start applying for jobs it’s easy to overlook acronyms and be blown away by the pay figures. The advice below will help you ask the right questions and make sense of what is on offer.  OTE, Basic Pay and commission  On-Target Earnings (or OTE) is used to describe a salary that varies […]

The Death of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

In the past, most companies have been focused on setting and hitting targets and this is doubly true in sales-based roles like recruitment. Many recruitment managers set KPIs for the number of calls, call times, interviews booked with clients, candidate registrations, candidates placed and clients acquired. But do these constant KPIs really get the most […]

What Professional Development Can You Expect in Recruitment?

Landing your first role in recruitment is an exciting prospect. However, before accepting any job, you should always consider the professional development you will receive and how it will help you in the future.  What skills will recruiters learn?  The most important thing you will learn as a recruiter are sales skills. These include: prospect […]