Category Archives: Blog

Bad Recruiters. How do we change perceptions?

Through my time in recruitment, I have learned a thing or two: the importance of treating candidates as people; there is more to the role of a recruiter than just hitting KPI’s and putting numbers on the whiteboard; and the importance of building trusted, loyal, relationships. After all, if we place the right candidates with […]

25 difficult interview questions and how to answer them

Difficult interview questions are becoming more common in recruitment processes in an effort to identify the best talent. Is this fair? Of course it is. They expect you to come prepared. They want to see how quick you think. They want to see you be different. Act different. Think different. After all, it’s not up to them to […]

Computers: replacement for or compliment of recruiters?

Computers are getting smarter by the day. They’re learning more about us too. But could computers become better at our jobs than us? Research from Kosinski, Youyou and Stilwell (via The Huffington Post) showed that an algorithm that uses Facebook likes as its sole source of information can read people better than the human brain […]

Selling yourself to recruiters as a graduate

You graduates are wonderful for recruiters to work with; you’re bright, enthusiastic, sparky and hungry to get your career kick started into action. This is fantastic, and exactly what we as recruiters are looking for when we speak to you. BUT (there is always a ‘but’ when there is something so positive to begin with) […]

10 surprising reasons why you didn’t get the job

Being turned away for jobs is one of the hardest emotional experiences someone can go through. You can feel hopeless, lost and tired. We’ve all been there at some point. But what if it wasn’t all your fault? Here’s the thing: There are more reasons for why you didn’t get the job than “inexperience” or “not being […]

8 inspiring creative cv ideas that got people interviews

Employers and recruiters alike receive countless CVs on a daily basis. Many of these fall short of expectations. Many would be fantastic, if they didn’t look like all the others in the pile. If you’re looking to stand out from a crowd of hundreds and thousands of candidates, you need to produce a CV that […]

telephone interviews: what to expect

Congratulations! Your CV has successfully wooed your prospective employer and they want to talk! Dave Dugdale/Flickr The first stage of many recruitment processes is a telephone interview. The telephone interview is used to do a basic screening of the candidate. Any discrepancies in the application or CV will be identified, and it’s also a good […]

14 pros and cons of junior-level jobs in SMEs

In recent years, the government and big business have been giving a big push to graduate schemes. An unfortunate by-product of this is a lack of awareness for junior-level jobs in smaller companies, or SME’s. More often than not, they will have great junior positions and a productive and positive atmosphere, but the idea of working […]

the 14 pros and cons of graduate schemes

Graduate schemes, or graduate jobs, have become increasingly common over the last decade. You’ve probably heard your university spout praise in abundance for them. You’ve probably noticed your friends filling out application forms so laborious that they make Pride and Prejudice look like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And no, you don’t get a free toy. […]

“say yes to everything” – an interview with software engineer tom wilson

“I’ve been writing a new wrapper, updating some of the code we’ve been using for ChipDNA.” We started our interview by talking about what Tom had been doing at work recently. As his biggest project at Creditcall, he was very proud of what he had accomplished. “It’s something I’ve been able to do myself, and […]