Articles tagged with tag ‘recruiter advice’

Application forms or CVs?

Getting the application process right first time round can save a lot of time further down the recruitment journey. CVs and application forms are both established ways of filtering out the best applicants, but which is the most effective? The role of a good CV or application form is to get the jobseeker in the […]
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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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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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How to decide between candidates

You’ve written a fantastic job advert and had lots of talented candidates sending in their applications. You picked the cream of the crop and interviewed a few, and now you realise there are (at least) two that you think would be more than capable of performing the role. How do you choose between them? True, […]
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Top negotiation mistakes

Once you’ve successfully recruited the perfect candidate, the next, often difficult, step of the process is drawing up a good contract that suits both parties. If you’re not careful, all the hard work you’ve put into the recruitment, interview and selection process can unravel at the last minute as negotiations break down. However, as they […]
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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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