Us as recruiters can get between 100 and 200 CVs per day…and this means that your in-house recruiters will also get the same…and trust me, if your time management is not good, your team/myself can be very busy but achieve nothing.
So a day in the life of a In-house Recruiter/ HR professional that does your company’s recruitment… In between all those 100 of CVs, Recruitment companies call you to get feedback, send numerous emails to find out how the interview with you and the candidate went and what the next steps will be.
Invoices needs to be handled, more emails from candidates on whether you did receive their CV or not…More calls to please explain what exactly are you looking for in the add that you just placed.
You need to get back to all those candidates that responded to your add, or the ones that are through to the next round and the ones that did not make it – and on this note – this is pretty crucial… Continue reading
Job Hunting can be very time consuming and hard work, so make sure that the time you will be spending on interviews or suits and shoes will be time spend wisely. Its not just about finding a job, its about finding yourself a career. A place where you can spend 12 – 15 hours a day, 5 days minimum a week…
Here are 4 ways to help find a job you love and you would like to stay with for a long time:
Make a match. Get as much information as you can about your ideal job – talk to people in different positions and companies that you think would be interesting to do. Go on career pages, go for career counseling, do personality tests. The only way you can make a match are when you have all the information you need. Its a lot like dating – you only know you want to marry the guy once you know ALL the ups and downs and nitty gritty..so start dating! Continue reading
….in this day and age your CV will in most cases, be the first impression a recruitment consultant or employer has of you, so this is something that you need to spend some time with.
What the CV Structure should look like:
• Personal Details
Start with your personal details. Full name and contact details including all useable telephone numbers. Avoid details such as religious affiliation, children’s names etc. Make sure you do include your language skills, professional memberships for ex ECSA / CFA and military service if relevant.
Then your Educational history and professional qualifications should follow, including names of institutions and dates attended. List the more relevant in beginning with your tertiary qualifications, then secondary school results Include computer skills and any other recent training / development that is relevant to the role you are applying for. Continue reading
I am probably one of the people that trust other people easily.
… until I started to work in the recruitment service.
…until the day I lost a big deal because a candidate told me he did complete his matric, but actually he did not.
Hence I check and double check any statements of applicants, since I cannot even trust any applicant anymore; even they seem to be the best choice.
Lying on resumes is becoming more and more common. Most of us would lie to achieve the dream job. Would you? Do you believe that lying on our resumes is necessary to compete for the ideal position? In my opinion, honesty is the best way, but what are the 5 most common lies? Continue reading