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5 key steps to negotiate the best job offer

A call from a prospective employer or recruiter offering you ‘the dream job’ may come from out of the blue. Or if you’re actively job hunting you may be working through the recruitment process. Either way – in order to make

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Career, jobs, Personal Brand

Why and how recruiters can add real value.

The predominant feedback I get from candidates about the recruitment process is that timely, honest and constructive communication really matters. A lack of communication from internal and external recruiters, irrelevant – and often misdirected responses, automated responses that are just plain transactional, or no response at all creates a bad impression. Just tell it the way it is.

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Communications, Recruitment

Candidates; Are you blind to cultural fit?

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net There are two key areas why you’ll be rejected during the interview process. Cultural Fit Functional Fit Candidate analysis of cultural fit seems to be at best left to the last minute and at worst – totally ignored. It

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Recruiters are like crop farmers

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net I had an interesting discussion with a client about the role and performance of recruiters. The question from my client was; “I’ve had varying experiences with recruiters – how much do recruiters actually value their candidates?” My first response

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Posted in Recruitment

Your first interview? What the Hiring Manager Needs to See and Hear: A Quick Summary.

This is a summary of a recent set of articles by Julian Smith which covered 4 key areas you need to pass to impress the hiring manager at your first interview. One: Make a Good First Impression Little things do

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Posted in Interview Skills

What the employer is looking for during the first interview: Test 4.

In this series of 4 articles Julian Smith provides you with some clear guidelines as to what the typical hiring manager expects of you at an interview.  Today we take Test 4, Prove your skill set. Setting the Scene In

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Posted in Interview Skills

What the employer is looking for during the first interview: Test 3.

In this series of 4 articles Julian Smith provides you with some clear guidelines as to what the typical hiring manager expects of you at an interview.  Today we take Test 3, Fit The Culture. Setting the Scene In my

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Posted in Interview Skills

What the employer is looking for during the first interview: Test 2.

In this series of 4 articles Julian Smith provides you with some clear guidelines as to what the typical hiring manager expects of you at an interview.  The articles will be published in four parts starting today. Setting the Scene

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Posted in Interview Skills

What the employer is looking for during the first interview: The 4 hurdles you need to jump.

In this series of 4 articles Julian Smith provides you with some clear guidelines as to what the typical hiring manager expects of you at an interview.  The articles will be published in four parts starting today. Setting the Scene

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Posted in Interview Skills

Should You Involve Recruitment Consultants as Part of Your Job Search Strategy?

The answer to that question is;  Most likely yes. But how do you get the best results? Recruitment consultants come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m not talking about their body shapes! (although that’s true too). So you need

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Recruitment
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