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Getting a poor service from your IT recruiters?

POSTED: 26/02/14

I guess that many of you reading this now are nodding – it’s a consistent gripe that IT recruiters don’t deliver. After sending through a few…

Why it’s vital to write a decent job spec

POSTED: 10/01/14

We recruiters are quick to admonish candidates for a poorly written CV and you will read countless articles outlining the Dos and Don’ts. There is no…

“Bring me another Jimmy Johnson….”

POSTED: 07/11/13

As a hiring manager the first question you will be asked is “What sort of person are you looking for?” The temptation to answer with “You…

women in technology 2013

POSTED: 27/08/13

SOME MYTHS Women are drawn to teams with more women in them. Women in tech are in more junior roles. Women do not fit into the…

Why you should take that annoying call from a Recruiter

POSTED: 01/07/13

I’m a Recruitment Consultant, talk to me………it may be worth your while I guess that to many of you reading this a phone call from me,…

Why CVs for Recruiters Break all the Rules.

POSTED: 21/05/13

I am going to have a rant now so I apologise in advance………..please, please, please Mr/Ms Candidate do NOT SEND ME A REALLY SHORT CV FULL…

Happy Birthday Avocet!

POSTED: 15/03/13

I was quite surprised this week to receive a number of messages from LinkedIn connections congratulating me on Avocet’s Strategic Resourcing’s first year in business until…

Career coaching for IT professionals

POSTED: 23/01/13

Many, many years ago,  I was a recruitment copy writer – yes, such a thing did exist! Pre-internet, when there was only newspaper and magazine advertising…

Things to think about BEFORE your interview

POSTED: 11/01/13

I’ve been away from the keyboard for too long now and haven’t written anything meaningful for while – some may dispute I have yet to write…