Category: Business

by Karla Jobling / on 9 December, 2017

What do entrepreneurs want for Christmas?

I travel a lot with work and I normally forget an essential technical item. Headphones, phone charger or adaptor sockets are all useful gifts!
by Karla Jobling / on 2 December, 2017

What do entrepreneurs want for Christmas?

Looking smart is important in my line of work, so I love a manicure. And if you can book the appointment for me, saving me time, even better!
by Karla Jobling / on 28 November, 2017

How do you keep in touch with previous job candidates?

Just do it! Having a good memory helps. If I have met a great candidate, they will stay in my mind for years to come. Some of my top candidates and clients in 2017, are people I met with 5 or even 10 years
by Karla Jobling / on 21 November, 2017

Crucial leadership skills

The most crucial skill to develop, is to be present. It isn’t always easy to give someone your full attention, when you have a million things to do. However, giving a member of your team the attention they need, in that moment will really
by Karla Jobling / on 3 October, 2017

Tips for companies working with staffing agencies

Be honest. The top of my priority list isn’t necessarily the highest fee, it is the company where I know what is going on. Many companies will keep quiet about their sign-off process or other candidates in the pipeline. If you are upfront with
by Karla Jobling / on 19 September, 2017

How to get a better job

Know what you want and then tailor your questions to that. At the new year, we all have big themes like promotion or more money, but little thought goes into what really makes us happy day to day. Will the jobs you are applying
by Karla Jobling / on 12 September, 2017

Unexpected job duties and skills needed in Human Resources

The ability to get the gossip, but not pass any on. Confidentiality in HR is obviously important, but it is also important to build relationships with the rest of the business, and keep your finger on the pulse. Colleagues in other departments need to
by Karla Jobling / on 5 September, 2017

What is your best tip for using LinkedIn to get a better job

Put your achievements outside of work on your profile. Speaking engagements, published articles, a link to your blog or twitter. These things allow me, as a recruiter, to build a picture of who you are and your passions. It helps you stand out and
by Karla Jobling / on 22 August, 2017

How will GDPR affect security teams globally

GDPR affects most global businesses, not just EU ones and will challenge teams to focus on their global reach. It is also making the link between data privacy, physical security and cyber a lot closer. The creation of new data privacy jobs, is going
by Karla Jobling / on 17 August, 2017

How to follow up after a second job interview

Following up after a second interview, which may well be the final stage, should allow the interviewer to be reminded why you want the job. After the first stage, a short note thanking them for their time is enough. At second stage you should
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