Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Your company reputation should be a consideration in every aspect of your business. Many stories, from clients and acquaintances, tells us that there are lots of companies giving no thought to protecting their reputation when recruiting. If disorganised, incompetent, dishonest, stupid, or bullying is how you want your company to be known all you need … Continue reading Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

The world has no shortage of advice. A quick google search will find you a million tips on interviewing: some of which is good advice some ... not so much.  No harm in checking it out and seeing what will work for you.  However do remember these barefoot basics: Aim with precision At the risk … Continue reading Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

Overqualified? Reject pile? Are you sure?

You have a large pile of applications for a role you want to be filled yesterday.  You are trying to get this down to a small pile.  Some re-thinking on previously held beliefs could save you rejecting the perfect applicant in haste. Is overqualified always a bad thing? Yes, if they are overqualified flag it … Continue reading Overqualified? Reject pile? Are you sure?

Late for the Interview? Reject Pile? Are you Sure?

Remember how right at the beginning of your decision to hire, you clearly listed the skills and attributes needed to succeed in the role? My message (oft repeated, I know) is to keep your focus on that list. Sure, it’s a dumb thing to do be late for an interview.  We tell our clients never, … Continue reading Late for the Interview? Reject Pile? Are you Sure?

Typo in Cv? Reject Pile? Are you Sure?

Recruiters/hiring managers we have a challenge for you. We train candidates to check their CVS closely for typos as we know the first cut can take as little as a few seconds.  A few seconds, in which the person recruiting is looking for reasons to reject.  We get that - the pile in front of … Continue reading Typo in Cv? Reject Pile? Are you Sure?