Blog - August 2014

  • The Counter Offer - Worth Considering?

    Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    You’ve decided to change jobs. It was not an easy decision. A lot of thought went into it but you finally decided that now is the right time for the next move in your career.   You’ve put together your CV, spoken to people you know within the industry, updated your LinkedIn profile, registered with a couple of well-chosen recruiters, applied for jobs, taken time off from your busy workload ...

  • How to Make Your CV Readable

    Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    How to Make your CV Readable It is estimated that recruiters take somewhere between six and twenty seconds to skim read a CV in the initial stage of the recruitment process and it is only if you get past this first stage that you have any chance of securing an interview and, ultimately, the job. How to make your CV readable…….. so that it doesn’t fall at the first hurdle? If you ...

  • Best Questions to Ask at a Sales Interview

    Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    Best Questions to Ask at a Sales Interview? Millions of pages have been written on job interviews from both sides of the fence. Whether you are interviewing or being interviewed there are thousands of people queuing up to take your hard earned cash in return for advice on what are the best interview questions. Stick “interview questions” into a search on Amazon and you will come up with ...

  • Twelve Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting

    Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    Twelve Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting. Finding the right person for a role is difficult enough so it’s best to avoid shooting yourself in the foot by making mistakes in the recruitment process. Here’s my list of twelve mistakes to avoid when recruiting plus a few tips. Write a list of essential skills and experience and stick to it throughout the recruitment process. Take time to ...

  • The Dos and Don'ts of CV Writing

    Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    The Dos and Don'ts of CV Writing It’s very easy to feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of writing a CV, especially if you have been working for any length of time. How can you possibly fit your entire career onto two pages? But don’t panic. Most recruiters don’t want the War and Peace version of your CV. What we want is the relevant information for the role that you are applying ...

  • Ageism in Recruitment - Fact or Fantasy

    Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Nick BynothNo comments

    Ageism in Recruitment - Fact or Fantasy If you start researching ageism in recruitment on the internet, you will very quickly come across a number of discussion groups where the posts tend to suggest that ageism, although illegal, is still very much a part of the UK recruitment scene. There are many discussions and forums full of disgruntled forty, fifty and sixty year olds who feel that ...