I travel a lot with work and I normally forget an essential technical item. Headphones, phone charger or adaptor sockets are all useful gifts!
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!
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 ago. It’s why I always push candidates to come and meet[…]
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 make them feel valued. They need to know that the person[…]
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 me on what is happening, it is much easier for me[…]
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 for, give you that? If having a thoughtful boss or car[…]
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 trust you enough to pass on what is happening, what is[…]
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 makes you seem approachable. It helps me, and ultimately hiring managers,[…]
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 to exacerbate the skills gap in the industry and companies are[…]
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 list 1 or 2 reasons (only, not a massive list) about[…]