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How to sell the job role to candidates

on 8th Jul 2015

You would imagine these days with unemployment figures still being fairly high that to sell a job to potential candidates you almost have to just write a snappy job advert and the rest will work itself out.

Our top 6 funniest job adverts

on 6th Jul 2015

As an employer it can be hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re looking to add talent to your team. We sometimes find it difficult ourselves to make our adverts get noticed, especially as the recruitment space becomes more crowded across social media channels. LinkedIn is awash with recruiters trying to grab the attention of potential job seekers and the adverts and approaches they use are becoming more and more creative and in some cases bizarre.

8 tips for writing the perfect CV

on 10th Jun 2015

It’s difficult nowadays to stand out from the crowd when you’re trying to get the attention of potential employers but there are a few rules that always apply. Today’s top tips are influenced by stats from template.net, they show how to present your CV whether you’re applying directly to an employer or via a recruitment consultant.

What Are You Doing After Graduation? 20 Tips To Land Your First Job

on 28th May 2015

Congrats! You've made the folks around you proud....what now? Don't disappear under the post-university duvet, now it's time to "Show me the Money!" Check out our Graduate Survival Guide to Landing Your First Job. You'll be just fine.

6 killer questions candidates can ask in an interview

on 11th May 2015

Ask most people what is the worst part of a job interview is and they will tell you it's the bit where the interviewer says “so, have you got any questions?”. You know you have, they are on the tip of your tongue, but you find yourself smiling and saying “No I think you've covered everything”.

Fixing a technology recruitment strategy

on 5th May 2015

Hiring the best talent is at the very core of any business and the key drivers behind long term success. There are many reasons why the talent you have on board is critical to have a competitive edge over others in the same field. Recruiting this talent isn't that easy however and both time, money and effort needs to be invested in getting the right person for the job at the first time of asking and not having to settle for the best of a bad bunch rather than a candidate that is genuinely ideal for the job.

Should you be concerned if a candidate is not on LinkedIn?

on 27th Apr 2015

So much is written about the importance of having a presence on social media these days that people are almost scared not to be on there, even if they don't want to. Many companies are now using LinkedIn as part of their recruitment process, so should you be concerned if a candidate isn't on LinkedIn?

Cloud Blog Awards 2015 - Top blogs for amazing tech tips.

on 14th Apr 2015

If you’re looking for informative, insightful and entertaining cloud computing blogs you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 20 cloud computing blogs online.

Engaging graduates is the future of IT

on 31st Mar 2015

The evidence appears to have found that a much more virtual process is needed in the graduate recruitment process. This includes the likes of video interviewing, online interaction throughout the recruitment and webinars. Candidates today much are much more amenable to a virtual recruitment process than sitting for hours filling out forms.

Social Recruiting – the Definitive Guide

on 23rd Mar 2015

Recruiting using social media is one of the most important and challenging skills to have when you’re looking to select the cream of the crop in terms of talent. It’s not just about one skill, which is where people struggle, it relies on you being a content creator, to have an opinion and actively seek out opportunities to engage.