These are the verbs that should never appear on your CV — and what to use instead!

• Working overused verbs into your resume will diminish your experience and fail to attract the attention of potential employers.

• When emphasizing your ability to communicate, use terms such as ‘persuaded or publicized’ as opposed to ‘talked’ or ‘led,’ as they carry more weight.

• It is essential to avoid being repetitive with your use of verbs, as […]

The Real Reason You’re Not Allowed To Work From Home!

Back in the 80s, everyone who studied the workplace predicted that most white-collar employees would be working from home or somewhere else — the beach or a coffee shop, for instance — by now.

Thirty years later, the prediction that most white-collar employees would be working from home and/or making their own schedule has not […]

There Are 3 Types Of Recruiters, Which One Works For You?

Today, we see three types of recruiters: reactive, proactive, and interactive. Additionally, all workers today fall on something referred to as the Talent Spectrum. Each type of recruiter is limited in the kind of talent they can recruit on this spectrum due to their skill level. Here’s why…

Reactive recruiters like to “post and pray” […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hiring Mistakes are Costing UK Businesses Billions Each Year

UK businesses are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles despite the significant financial costs of making mistakes, according to a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong explains the common mistakes employers make, defines […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Smile Wouldn’t Crack Your Face!

Failing to smile at interview has been ranked third in the UK employers’ top 10 turn-offs when hiring. According to research from CareerBuilder.co.uk, when asked to choose the biggest body language turn-offs in job interviews, employers went for:

1. Failure to make eye contact – 83%

2. Weak handshake – 54%

3. Failure to smile – 48%

4. Crossing your arms […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Settlement Agreements – Demystified

Sometimes, a clean, fuss-free exit is best for an underperforming or unhappy employee – but striking the right deal requires careful consideration

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it comes to Alan. It’s not him, it’s you. You’ve changed. You’re not the same mid-sized company with a local focus he joined 15 years […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I Find That Offensive”

David Pottier:

Regular readers of The Selector may, and certainly those who know me will, know I am probably as un-PC as anyone could possibly be!

A new book has been written by Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas, titled “I find that offensive”. Whilst I didn’t hear her talk at a recent Devonshire […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does a Counter Offer REALLY Represent?

One of the most common reasons given for non-acceptance of job offers in modern-day hiring and recruitment is undoubtedly the classic counter offer scenario. A counter offer is whereby a candidate is incentivised to stay with his or her present employer after he or she has announced their intention to take a job with […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Internet of Things

David Pottier:

I can remember back in the 90s when assisting Orange in the recruitment of their launch marketing team being faced with job title Product Manager – VANS. Was this something that involved products for this segment of the commercial vehicle market? No, VANS stood for Value Added Network Services. What were they I […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did You Really Think THAT LinkedIn Picture Was a Good Idea?

We all know that first impressions count. In the recruitment business it is so important and in the world of social media platforms that first impressions can cost you dearly if you get it wrong.

There are many horror stories of people posting mad things to Facebook etc, but historically most have been more conservative […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments