Stress is a reality for all of us. In fact, we need it. You wouldn’t get very far in life without it.
Healthy stress is what gets us out of bed and into the office each morning. So we shouldn’t be so quick to assume stress is always bad. Like most other things in life, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Recruitment fidelity is a thing. So much so that recruiters have been known to drop their rates and extend the guarantee period just to be in a monogamous relationship with the client. There is something to be said for exclusivity, much like swans, finding a partner who is with you and you only makes for a strong union.
When I was asked to write about interviewing for a recruitment role, I thought to myself how do I tackle this subject in 1500 words or less?! After all, to secure a recruitment role could be as simple as a face-to-face interview with the CEO or MD, or as complicated as a multistage process that involves role plays, presentations, and psychometric assessments!
To get into recruitment you have to face an interview (like every career) - the difference being you’re facing an interview with a trained interviewer. People who, on the large part, interview others every single day (ahhhhh, they’ll see right through your cunning lines & your lack of preparation).
1 in 4 people will be affected by Mental Health issues at some point in their life. Let that stat sink in. “Mental Health” is not a buzzword, it’s not the flavour of the month – it’s a real issue that needs to be tackled.
Just when we thought we finally understood Millennials, a new breed of animal has joined the workforce. Gen Z is here. Every time I get a CV and the birthdate listed is 1996, I do a double take and realise just how very old I am.
Two words that make me break out in hives. It is not even a complete sentence and it manages to induce fear and crippling anxiety. As a kid, three months of freedom is the stuff that dreams are made of. Ask any working mother and she will say the complete opposite. It is the stuff of nightmares on par with having root canal while simultaneously being tasered.
Nobody likes to the be the ‘bad guy’ and unfortunately recruitment is full of ‘bad guy’ moments. When I was a fledgling recruiter, I envisioned the job to be one of happy moments and positive outcomes. Afterall, recruiters make dreams come true.
The powers that be just want to know if you give a fuck or not. That’s it. Obviously, they want the situation to improve, but at least if they can see that you care, then that’s a start, not all is lost.
The job advert is your call to arms – it’s your chance to engage with that one superstar out there and say: apply. Let’s talk. It’ll be worth your time. If you can’t portray this through words, and you can’t be arsed to actually list the benefits rather than adding “Competitive benefits GET IN TOUCH!!!!” at the bottom, then this candidate is scrolling on by.