Time Is Elastic – Make the Most of Your Allocation

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  “I just don’t have time.” During the busy holiday season, and the frantic early January aftermath when we all return to the realities of work, this thought is likely never far from the front of our minds. Whether it is an extra game of chess with your nephew, a morning run after the excesses…

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How to Move Past Failure and Regret in Your Job Search

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  In any sales process, there are bound to be ups and downs. Some tactics will work out, other approaches may not bear fruit, and there will almost certainly be times when failure rears its ugly head. Sales is rarely a linear procession towards a goal – you have to take the rough with the…

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Same Place Difference Experience?

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  Sometimes it is healthy to slow down and open your eyes that bit more. Part of my weekday daily routine involves a stroll to Marks & Spencer to buy some fruit in the morning. I’ve already done enough work to ensure that my brain is buzzing, so I try to use the walk to…

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Being a Nice Guy Works in Recruitment

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          When your job is all about exploratory compromise, trying to be nice definitely helps. “Nice” is one of those difficult words to pin down, but for me it means that you are accommodating to the needs of others. You try not to put your needs over their needs as much…

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Do You Really Know What You Want?

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Have you ever gone to a meeting with a certain expectation, only to understand that the other party hasn’t quite decided what they want to get out of it? Have you ever been set a task or a project only to have the scope amended a few weeks later? Have you ever completed an assignment,…

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Show Off Your Layers On Social Media

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As a recruiter, I am in the business of making assessments about people. I read the words on their CV, I listen to their answers at interview, I evaluate their body language and try to pick up on any signals that I can to give me the most rounded picture of who they are and…

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The Micro-interactions of a Positive Outcome

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We all want to ensure that life is positive not just for us, but for those around us. As much as is humanly possible, anyway. We all have our own versions of positivity. They are closely linked to our internal narratives of who we are, how we lead our lives and what we believe in….

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Living on Autopilot Stops Us from Thinking (and Feeling)

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My mum is unable to drive at the moment. I had to take her somewhere the other day, and she had problems getting into my car because it is a little low to the ground. “No problem,” I thought, “I’ll just drive hers.” I got in and proceeded to reverse out of the parking space,…

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Who’s to Blame for a Bad Hire?

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As a rugby Dad, I am certain that I spend far too much time reading into the game. One of the most important aspects of rugby is the giving and catching of passes. For those of you that aren’t aware, the ball has to be passed backwards and the catcher is not allowed to let…

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Could Candidates End Up Missing Out After GDPR?

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  I imagine that the past month or so has seen a deluge of “would you like to keep in touch?” emails. I know that my inbox has been jammed full, and I have to say that I ignored many of them. I know that the new regulations have certainly made me think twice about…

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The Difference Between Waiting and Expecting

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  Many little children around the world go to bed on the 24th December in the expectation that Father Christmas will bring them presents while they are sleeping. Since they can remember, these gifts magically appear on Christmas morning, and they fall asleep with a smile on their face in the knowledge that “he” will…

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A Black Book Should Be Nurtured, not Neglected

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  In the days before LinkedIn and social media, the key to networking was attentive listening and thoughtful consultation. Recruiters have always needed to be active at the heart of their respective industries, but when social media arrived, they felt that it was enough to share the odd industry insight on the various platforms. They…

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