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About Michael Scriver

After joining the RPO industry in 2012, Michael has developed his experience across many diverse lines of business supporting a financial services client. He has held roles in operations, recruitment and strategic sourcing, supporting various professions such as HR, marketing, communications, front line sales and customer service. More recently, Michael has been supporting both the wealth management and private client lines of business. Michael is a determined talent-seeking professional in pursuit of exceptional candidates for the roles he is looking to fill. It is his personal goal to ensure that he delivers an exceptionally positive experience with every new professional he meets.

Why is there a Second Interview?

This is a great question. Often candidates struggle with the concept of the second interview, according to a number of hiring managers that I have supported in the past.  As a recruiter, I have received conflicting feedback about the results of second interviews with otherwise “would-be perfect” candidates.  In this article, I will provide simple

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: During the Interview|0 Comments

What “not” to Include in Your Resume

Resumes, CVs, Curriculum Vitaes… call them what you wish… we have all written them, and a lot of us have sweated, edited, cut and pasted and tried to somehow put ourselves down on the page. Clearly, unless you have Steven King powers of writing, this is no easy task. As recruiters we’re often asked how

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|0 Comments

Is My Resume Too Long?

I had a candidate ask me this questions the other day, when submitting a resume for a project consultant job. This resume and cover letter submission was eight pages long in total.  Most readers would probably agree with the response I gave this candidate – “yes, the resume is a bit too long”.  But,

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion, Resume Tips|0 Comments

Stay Marketable, Even When You Are Happy

You may have only just started a new position. Maybe you are happily working your dream job, and have been happy for some time now. It’s even more likely that you consider yourself part of the group of professionals that have simply fallen into the eventual slump – and it’s not so easy to

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Networking|0 Comments

5 Tips To Improve Social Media Branding For Recruiters

Where are the ideal prospective candidates today? When posting a job through a company website, recruiter job board or professional association, it would be safe to assume that you are attracting a certain percentage of the population. That being said, your ideal applicants and prospects, especially those not actively searching for their next job, are

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Networking, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Have You Written Your Job Expectations List?

Have you ever gone through the majority of an application or interview process and realized that job you were interested in really was not what you expected? As a recruiter, I can say that candidates experience this more often than not. But why does this happen? It may be that the job title is misleading,

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

Is there an Alternative to the Online Application?

HR professionals and hiring managers will likely ask you to apply online when inquiring with them regarding job opportunities at their respective companies. It seems so easy to apply for a job today as well. Simply follow the link, fill out your applicant profile, upload a resume and submit. The pros: it is extremely convenient

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Being Professional and Flexible Through The Hiring Process

When it comes to hiring, a good employer will always have a solid process in place around engaging, and disengaging you as an applicant for a job. Among other reasons, such a process is in place to ensure you have a positive experience as a candidate.

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: During the Interview|0 Comments