Steve Williams
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How to fail to get a job at the interview stage

I’m sure that there are many ways to mess up an interview and not turning up would probably be high on the list but recent experience would point to some not quite so obvious ways:

Not answering the question put to you would be high on my list. If you don’t have the exact background required and maybe your experience is from a different sector, in my opinion, it is perfectly alright to respond to a question with a answer that begins something like; “Well, I don’t have any direct…


Posted on July 9, 2012 at 9:03am

I see dead people...................

I became very angry on Friday due to a client advising me that a CV I’d submitted to him had been sent in the day before by a competitor. I was the only recruiter who has spoken to the candidate and briefed him on the role too. The client sent me the competitor email as evidence of submission with the candidate CV attached. The cheeky competitor had deleted the words “Personal Profile” from the CV’s opening paragraph and substituted “Consultant’s Notes”. As, if!

I take the…


Posted on January 23, 2012 at 4:09am — 16 Comments

And now for Malaga Airport.......

If you’ve been through Malaga airport you can’t help but notice the new terminal (3) which has been bolted on the end of Terminals 1 & 2 making effectively one long shed. It’s very pleasing to look at architecturally speaking. Someone must be very proud of it.

But that’s where it stops being pleasant. Using it is a chore and maybe even more annoying than Leeds Bradford on my flight out. Malaga airport terminal has been planned by idiots or a committee of idiots and I’ll tell…


Posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:29pm

I hate Richard Reid

Who’s Richard Reid and why do I hate him?  Reid was the shoe bomber and to be fair, I’ve never met him. But still I hate him, why? Reid committed his crime in 2001 hence we are now at the 10th anniversary of those annoying ‘fake’ inspections at most airports.

Being a long term FM practitioner I get very annoyed at things that are illogical or not quite right. And having just gone abroad again yesterday there were two things at the airport that troubled me:

The first…


Posted on January 1, 2012 at 6:51am

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At 5:33am on November 5, 2011, Tom Dimmick said…

Thank you very much for the connection Steve - Tom



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