Interest and timely advice for job-seekers from Richard Alberg at his blog site here.
Whilst I totally agree with the sentiment, I wonder how much effort is actually expended by recruitment consultants, HR people and hiring managers in reading CVs …and I mean really reading, as opposed to scanning for keywords that appeared on the job spec.
I read a lot of advice for job-seekers intended to improve the way they present themselves to prospective employers, but…
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I rarely ever hear of medium to large sized SMEs ever attempting to develop any kind of employment brand or being bothered about their employer reputation. I hardly ever see any evidence of it in any of their external recruitment communications either.
Amazingly, they then compound the problem by treating those applicants (i.e. human beings) who do respond to their self-indulgent job announcements with very little respect. These applicants are people who…
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First off, let me explain to those of you who don’t know, what a ‘passive job-seeker’ is.
A passive job-seeker is someone who is not unemployed, does not need another job but is open to the possibility of getting a better job. They’re different to most of the regular candidates that apply for lots of jobs on the Internet. Different in so much as:
They don’t have a lot time to spare.
They look at other job opportunities relatively infrequently.
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