Articles tagged with tag ‘candidate issues’

The hardest jobs to recruit

With lots of candidates seemingly applying for every job opportunity, you wouldn’t think there would be many jobs that are difficult to recruit. You might be surprised at why some positions are so difficult to fill, especially as some of them seem so common. Here are five of the hardest positions to recruit for at […]
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How to help a candidate on their first day

If you’d like your relationship with candidates and employers to last, it’s vital the first day at work goes well. First impressions can be hard to budge, so doing some hand-holding for the candidate’s first day can help ensure it’s a success. Here’s what to do. One week to go Call the candidate up a […]
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Selling the employer to the candidate

Candidates can get turned off an employer or job before they even step foot through the door if any part of the recruitment process is poor. That places a huge responsibility on the recruiter to get it right first time and promote the brand and position every step of the way.   Scary but true […]
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Should you cut an interview short?

Sometimes you may feel like the person you are interviewing really isn’t right for the job, so what do you do? Do you cut short the interview or continue it out of courtesy? The actual answer may be even simpler than that, don’t let it get to that stage. Not every candidate that gets to […]
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What is your plan B?

Even after the interview process is finished, it’s a fact of recruitment life that recruiters won’t always find the right candidate for the job. However, if you have a good plan b in place for this scenario you can hit the ground running and still fill the vacancy. A contingency plan or a ‘Plan B’ […]
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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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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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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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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 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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