Articles tagged with tag ‘recruiter dilemmas’

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 […]
Read more

How to give rejection feedback and why

No one wants to hear that they didn’t get the job. So how can you break the news to candidates in a professional, sincere and positive manner? There are two standard ways to let a job candidate down: you can either give them the bad news in a phone call or a write it to […]
Read more

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’ […]
Read more

How to spot the dream employee

With so many candidates walking into the interview room, all using the same buzzwords and the same rehearsed answers, how can recruiters be sure that they don’t miss the dream candidate when they sit in front of them? And then, how do they handle the situation? It’s something recruiters dream about most nights, while jobseekers […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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, […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more