In several previous posts I have mentioned some of the technical developments that are changing the recruitment landscape for both candidates and recruiters. In the labour market and recruitment domains, it is creating new jobs, valuing new capabilities and skill sets and making possible the emergence of a range of recruitment and selection tools such […]

This is a frequently asked question that confuses almost everyone – candidates and selectors alike – so I thought I’d try to provide a path through the fog of conflicting information and advice. There is no hard and fast ‘rule’ and CV lengths will always vary. However a CV longer than 4 pages needs justification. […]

Some people seem fated to repeat their interview blunders and never quite get to the point where they know how to be their ‘best self’ in an interview.  If there was a way to systematically improve each interview performance by learning from previous ones, wouldn’t you be interested? Selection processes are becoming increasing diverse and unpredictable […]

I ask the question but am relying on you dear reader to be sufficiently curious to find the answer for yourself. Leadership is a journey not a destination. Whether you are seeking to understand those who lead you, or to become a leader yourself, ‘good’ leadership is something that it is important that we all […]

A well written CV is a pleasure to read and creating a pleasurable and informative reading experience for your audience should always be your primary objective. In his article at Vault.com, How to Write a Resume Like Hemingway, Derek Loosvelt suggests that the writing philosophy and work of this influential and celebrated American writer can provide […]

As a Career Consultant I am endlessly fascinated by the world of work. What we do to for a living and how we came to do it. The place of work in our lives, whether we work to live or live to work. Whether we enjoy the jobs we do and the ‘what’ and ‘why’ […]

Feeling comfortable with being ‘on-camera’ and also having the technical skills to set up your end of a Skype or video interview, is an increasingly useful skills set for students and graduates. As a student you can collaborate on projects easily with students in other locations and from other institutions, and as a graduate you […]