Honesty is Better than Sugar Coated Bull…

The picture really appealed to my sense of humour and now have the job of correlating the humour of brutal honesty from a child - presuming authenticity of the picture and not the work of an adult with Crayola, writing with their wrong hand - and us mere workers being honest with ourselves with the … Continue reading Honesty is Better than Sugar Coated Bull…

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Now I Know How Nikola Tesla Feels

There’s a profound rumpus on the interweb amongst us recruitment mob, owed to the fact that someone out there has managed to construct a job advertisement. Not only that people want to engage with and talk about but one that cuts straight to the target market. Fancy that? Fair play to London-based Social Media publishing … Continue reading Now I Know How Nikola Tesla Feels

Show Me The Money! – How to answer THAT salary question at interview

Few people would be doing what they’re doing unless they were being remunerated sufficiently for the pleasure, right? Money is clearly an integral part of our chosen career path, of course it is; it pays for things after all and features prominently in conversations with candidates. Yet frequently it becomes a problem during an interview … Continue reading Show Me The Money! – How to answer THAT salary question at interview

Interview Preparation: 7 Things You Must Do

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience for a number of reasons but with the right preparation you can alleviate that stress to perform at your best and here’s how you do it. 1)      Do a trial run and prepare the journey– Just knowing the address and guessing the journey time is not good enough. You … Continue reading Interview Preparation: 7 Things You Must Do

Is Your Recruitment Agency Seeing Beyond Your CV?

Ok, so I wrote a whole justification for this blog which covered a job search avenues and had a go at appraising which added value to the candidate, which were quick and which were slow, which were “hit and hopes” and those that allowed some dialogue but in all honesty it would have made a … Continue reading Is Your Recruitment Agency Seeing Beyond Your CV?

Why are job ads so boring?

I really feel sorry for job seekers. Let me just be clear here.  How monotonous must it be to repeatedly read advertising copy that bleats on about yet another "fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic blue chip organisation” it’s all a bit trite really isn’t it? Why has this or something equally mundane become the … Continue reading Why are job ads so boring?

CVs, What’s the Big Issue? 3 Golden Rules to CV Perfection

  It occurred to me, whilst walking to work recently that Union Street (the Main street in Aberdeen’s city centre) was devoid of its usual 20+ Big Issue sellers, normally this wouldn’t register with me but I began to think, how is it possible that anyone could miss such an opportunity to trade when a) … Continue reading CVs, What’s the Big Issue? 3 Golden Rules to CV Perfection