Harrison Ford – “I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'” We live in a world of digital transformation, but many … Continue reading Top Tips for a Skype Interview
As a Recruitment Consultant I’m always on the lookout for snippets of career advice, anecdotes about success and wisdom…so I can then post it on LinkedIn with a semi-related picture. But seriously, I always ask my candidates, clients, colleagues, friends and even complete strangers how they have got to where they are now in their … Continue reading Motherly Mother’s Day Advice from My Mother
Russel Honore – “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed” Russel Honore is not wrong! Look at this happy-go-lucky terrier taking a joy ride on a horse. Whether you’re job hunting or hiring, collaborating effectively with your Recruitment Consultant will amount … Continue reading Job Hunting? Hiring?
Frank Zappa – “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it”Here’s the situation. You’re an owner of a highly successful Recruitment Company, and from out of nowhere a highly trained team of assassins burst into your office, pin you to the floor and put a gun to your head. You may live, but … Continue reading Recruitment Dilemma: Who Would You Leave Behind?
Jim RohnThere we have it, another obvious observation; you’re not a tree. With all the New Year buzz there is the sweet, though often annoying (no one wants to see your 2013 slideshow), smell of change in the air with another chapter closed.Very often at this time you can look back over your year and … Continue reading Don’t Quit Your Job…
Biggie Smalls – “I don't know what they want from me, it's like the more money we come across the more problems we see” Here’s the situation. You have spent weeks prepping your candidate through interview after interview and finally, after little deliberation, your client makes an offer that your candidate has claimed they would … Continue reading Recruitment Dilemma: “More Money” More Problems
Marcus Tullius Cicero – “Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error” “I have no weaknesses. I am simply perfect for this job”. Oh yeh, good one. There are many ways to answer this question, and this is certainly not one of them. Remember that every single person throughout the … Continue reading Interview Tip: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”