Articles by author Jo Faragher

Signs you should reject a candidate

Employment levels may be moving slowly up, but it can be challenging as a recruiter with so many candidates clamouring for a limited number of roles. Deciding who to reject can be difficult, so what should you be looking out for when making that tough decision? Here are a few pointers…   The candidate has […]
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Interview questions you can’t afford to ignore

We’ve all heard the stories about those curveball job interviews where the candidate is asked questions like “If you were an animal, what would you be?” But while these may be entertaining for the interviewer and show how the candidate can think on their feet, they reveal little else about them. So what are the […]
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Convincing candidates to work for you

An interview is not just about the candidate showing off their best assets. If you’re looking for highly-sought after skills, or are desperate to find the right fit for your business, how you come across during the interview process is just as important. In fact, last year around three-quarters of organisations had difficulty filling vacancies, […]
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Dealing with demanding candidates

Being a recruiter, sometimes your negotiation skills need to be on a par with international diplomats. Communicating between a client who wants the ideal fit for their organisation and a candidate who wants to make sure they’re moving for all the right reasons can be a challenge. So when a candidate starts making unreasonable demands, […]
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Negotiating benefits: where does the recruiter fit in?

When the time comes to move jobs, it’s easy for candidates to focus on the numbers: will I get a pay rise if I move to a new company? Will this move help me improve my earning potential? But while basic pay is an important factor in the hiring process, recruiters also need to sell […]
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