Articles by author Pete Roythorne

Unusual job ads that worked

Sometimes recruiters will ditch the traditional method of writing job ads and will advertise their vacancy in an unusual way in a bid to attract attention from jobseekers. We take a look at some highly successful examples, and one that failed miserably. Depending on the sector and the role it can be hard to find […]
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Is their CV too good to be true?

Writing a CV is becoming an art form today and people are investing increasing amounts of time making their application just right. But sometimes the sales job goes a little too far and at other times doesn’t go far enough, so how can you make sure you’re neither having the wool pulled over your eyes […]
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How to write amazing job ads that work

Mistakes when advertising jobs in print or online are costly. At some point we’ve all seen painful spelling errors and ads with no contact details. But you need to get more than the basics right to fill a vacancy. Here’s how not to create the perfect ad. The purpose of a good job advertisement is […]
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Worst social mistakes in recruitment

Whether you’re a recruiter or a jobseeker, you’ll be aware of the positive potential of social media to help you find jobs or candidates. But as with most shiny new fads, we’ve still got a lot to learn. And while most of us realise it’s not advisable to post that picture of the tequila tasting […]
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What if the candidate rejects you?

Just because you offer a candidate a job, doesn’t mean they automatically have to accept it. Sometimes after learning more about the role, candidates may find themselves feeling that it’s not for them. They may have received a better offer while you were still making up your mind about them. If this is the case, […]
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How to conduct a second interview

Second interviews are an important part of the recruitment process as they enable you to take a much closer look at any prospective employee. You get to see how the candidate adapts to preparing in a very different way compared to the first interview. Here we present a guide to help you through the second […]
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Candidate rejection: Knowing when to walk away

You’ve spent time and effort whittling down the list of candidates to find the right one for you, but problems emerge. We look at how and when to cut your losses and find someone new. Negotiate or walk away? For most recruiters the make or break moment in the employment process comes at the end, […]
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How to make wallflowers talk in interviews

They looked so good on paper, but clammed up in the interview, unable to even look at you or answer any questions. Shyness and nerves are common in interview situations, so how can recruiters get wallflowers to bloom? Everyone suffers from nerves in job interviews, but throw a big helping of shyness into the mix […]
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I’ve got a vacancy… What do I do now?

When a vacancy becomes available in a company, it can be difficult for some new recruiters to know what to do next. This feature gives you an overview of the process, and ensures that you have every possible opportunity to see it through to a successful conclusion. Before we get into a step-by-step process, there […]
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Conditional contracts: What you need to know

It can be complex enough finding a candidate with not only the right skills and experience to meet the demands of particular role, but also the personality and ambition to match the company and drive it forward, while also satisfying their personal career goals. Yet in many cases, solving this demanding puzzle is not enough. […]
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