Workplace Welcomes

I interviewed someone recently who made the comment that she never fitted in from day one in her current role, and surprisingly it came down to something as simple as on her first day she had to ask where the toilet was and felt embarrassed. It got me thinking – someone never settled over something…

That Tricky Question

The ‘Biggest Weakness’ question. This is a tricky one.  It’s a question some, but not all, interviewers ask.  It’s a bit of a cliché to be honest; however I don’t think most hiring managers are looking at ‘what’ you answer more than they are looking at ‘how’ you answer. A few points that are worth…

The reasons staff leave & retention

The reason staff leave   I’ve been in recruitment a wee while now……..how experienced that makes me depends on what you class as ‘wee’. It’s always interesting when you ask candidates why they are leaving, or why they left their previous employer – this information is  purely anecdotal, however it is based on keeping my…

CV Writing

CV WRITING The key to a good CV is that it must be easy for the employer to see that you have what they are looking for. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re perfect for the job – if it’s not obvious to the employer when they skip read the front page of your…

Social Media

Social Media is here to stay, and as much as you might use it as a tool to keep in touch with friends and family you need to remember that a future employer can also use it as a tool to assess their future employees.  Google yourself – what comes up will be exactly what…

Interview Tips

A few interview tips……….take on board what you need, but remember prospective employers want to see the real you.   Before the interview Learn what you can about the company, read their website and familiarize yourself as much as possible. Make sure you know where you are going allow for traffic flow and parking. If…

Cover Letter

A cover letter is your opportunity to show your personality. Hiring Managers are busy people so this is your chance to sell yourself concisely while showing your knowledge of their business. When sending out your CV to prospective employers, it is always a good idea to include a cover letter this gives you the opportunity…