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Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Neil Young was big when I was at school! The guy was at Woodstock for goodness sake!  (Look it up if you have to. You should know about it). He had a mega-hit record (and it was a vinyl record) in 1974 with Harvest, followed by a string of other huge sellers, and he is […]

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What all recruiters WANT to say to their dopey clients...

What all recruiters WANT to say to their clients, and should – but don’t!

For agency recruiters, it often feels like clients are toying with them these days. It feels for all the world that some* Line Managers, Internal Recruiters and HR types have conspired to make life for recruiters as hellish as possible. Job briefs given out to 6 agents, ‘urgent’ orders postponed after weeks of work, interviews […]

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Recruiters are liars and scumbags. Google says so.

Recruiters are liars and scumbags. Google says so.

My entire working life I have been in this industry, and I have taken my fair share of criticism for just uttering the phrase “I am a recruiter”. But now it seems ‘the great search engine in the sky’ is predefining us as liars, scumbags, idiots and worthless.

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How to resign without being a prat

15 cool things you should do when you resign your job

You have got a new job! Well done. Now, don’t spoil it all by making a hash of your exit from where you are now. I know, you are excited. It’s hard to stay focused on the old gig, when everything is ‘oh so cool’ about the new one. But remember, the ‘old gig’ was […]

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Modern business development. From cold-calling to ‘social ego’ stroking.

Modern business development. From cold-calling to ‘social ego’ stroking.

Some things in life are so obvious, we just can’t see them. And it shocks me how few people understand what the important part of ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’ actually is. The exciting aspect of the boom in social technologies is not the technology at all, (Sorry geeks). It’s the ‘social’ part. And the […]

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Beware the LinkedIn liar!

Beware the LinkedIn liar!

Don’t get me wrong. I use LinkedIn a lot. And so should every recruiter. But there are issues with LinkedIn. Flaws. One of the most obvious is that LinkedIn appears to have no system to monitor accuracy of data on their network. Indeed, they freely admit that many profiles are bogus, and that many people […]

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