“If you got the job, would you really be happy?” – a really interesting question to ask. In North America and Europe, unemployment rates are the lowest they have been since before the recession, according to Eurostat, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada. When the unemployment rate is low, more people are employed
Ah, the resume… that document that spent hours crafting, editing and formatting to convince your future employer that you are the person they should hire; the golden unicorn to complete their team. We’ve all written them and wrestled with the dilemma of what to include, what to omit, and does anyone care that I once
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
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
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,
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
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,
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.