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Interview Prep 101: Motivation

Part three of our Interview Preparation series is motivation. We’ve covered teamwork and time management in our earlier posts. Motivation is a trickier one to answer, but “what motivates you?” is a very common question. It’s a broad question; it can be hard to answer and figure out the best way to respond. Everyone is motivated differently; salary, job

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Interviewing Prep 101: Time Management Questions

In part one of our Interview Preparation series we covered behavioural questions on teamwork and how to best answer these questions. In this section, we’re going to focus on answering time management.  Time management is an essential skill for any job. Time management doesn’t necessarily mean how you spend your time at work and how quickly you

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Interview Prep 101: Teamwork Questions

As a recruitment agency, we know the importance of interview preparation. We’ve mentioned it many times on our blog.  Failing to prepare for an interview is a huge mistake, and it is likely to cost you the job.  To help you better prepare for your next interview, we’ve created a short series on interview questions

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Spotting the red flags early when hiring

When it comes to hiring, we think in terms of what we want in a new employee, identifying the right qualifications, experience and soft skills that will benefit the role. Setting out what your deal breakers and red flags are that would stop you from hiring someone will weed out the candidates that are going

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“Can you talk me through your CV?”

I can’t stress the importance of interview preparation enough. It’s important that you can answer competency based questions, knowledge-based questions, outline what you have achieved, your goals etc.  Same goes for your CV talk through. It’s essential that you can talk through your experience and skills with confidence. Think of it as a sales pitch; this is the

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What a CV won’t tell you!

CVs are a staple in the recruitment process, and they are often the first introduction to a candidate. But a CV leaves gaps.   A CV is perfect for highlighting a candidate’s previous experience, getting a sense of their core skills and whether they have the capabilities to do the job. It’s important to go beyond

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Attracting talent with Wellness Programmes

January can be a struggle month for a lot of employees. It’s cold, dark and a bit gloomy, the Christmas spending is catching up on us, and it seems everyone has a cold or flu. January can be a real downer. But it’s almost over. For those of you who started the year with a

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Use reference checks to prevent a hiring disaster

You’ve selected the perfect candidate; their CV is brilliant, they said all the right things during the interviews. It’s exciting. The stress of hiring is nearly over.   But before you get ahead of yourself, it’s time to verify if they are as good as they appear and do a reference check with their previous employers.

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Are you prepared for salary negotiations?

The whole point of going through the recruitment process is to offer someone the job with a decent salary. But what happens if your offer falls short of the candidate’s expectations? Are you willing to negotiate? If you’re working with a recruitment agency, they will help you identify the best salary for the role. The

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4 Simple life-changing work habits for 2019

I’m sure you’ve set your 2019 resolutions. Gym, eat clean, read a book a month? We don’t always think about setting a new resolution for work. But it’s worth sitting down and coming up with at least one new habit for the year ahead — something that will boost your productivity, make you happier. Here

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