Articles by author Rosalind Mullen

How much should I pay?

As a recruitment expert, your remit is to find a bright candidate with desirable skills for your client or your company. That’s a tough enough call, you will agree. However, once you’ve got your dream contender, things can get even more complex. One the one hand, you need to make absolutely sure you don’t scare […]
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Working with passive candidates

As a blade-sharp recruitment consultant with hundreds of active jobseekers on your books, do you really need to direct resources into targeting so-called ‘passive candidates’? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’, as nowadays it’s all about having the right person in mind before the role has even emerged. And with only about 20% of workers […]
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Language to use in job ads

So, you’ve understood the job specification and you’re ready to write the job ad, but now it’s time for the tough bit. It’s crucial to get the language and wording of your job ad right in order to set the tone of the employer and attract candidates with the right cultural fit. We look at […]
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Improving your candidate pool

It’s a recruiter’s market at the moment, which means you probably have to sift through more unsuitable job applications than ever before. So how can you make sure only the best candidates apply? Ben Kershaw, managing director at Manchester-based Benjamin James Consultancy, says the most important thing is to clearly outline in your job ad […]
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Tips for headhunters

Headhunters are sometimes seen as a mixed blessing. On the plus side, you’re useful for organizations looking to recruit a talented senior executive, and a lifeline to ambitious professionals stuck in a dull job. On the downside, while candidates find it flattering to be singled out for a great career move, they can feel hounded […]
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How to filter CVs

The prospect of receiving hundreds of applications for one vacancy is both a recruiter’s dream, and a nightmare. How to sift through all those CVs to find that gem of a candidate can seem like a complete conundrum at times. Everyone has their own way of thinning the pile. Some overwhelmed recruiters use extreme methods, […]
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