Articles tagged with tag ‘recruiter mistakes’

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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You’re treating candidates badly when…

1. You lie During an interview, do you make generalised comments or any of the following statements without meaning it?   “You’re the best candidate for this position” Have you already interviewed everyone? You might like the candidate but find one even better. Stick to the truth,”This interview has gone very well and you are […]
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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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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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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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Missing out on a top candidate

With so many CVs to sift through and plenty of candidates to interview, it can be easy to accidentally let the ideal applicant slip through the net. Most recruiters, despite their best intentions, will probably have overlooked a top performer at some point, only to lose them to a competitor. Peter Burgess, managing director 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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Dos and don’ts when rejecting candidates

It’s a sad fact that there are currently more rejections than acceptances in the job market. Rejecting candidates while maintaining a good relationship can be a tricky one. Luckily, we’ve put together our top dos and don’ts to consider when relaying that difficult decision.   DO keep a jobseeker informed It’s always good to contact […]
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