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In defence of December : Help me get the message out there

If I were given £1/$1 for every time I am told between now and Christmas that “not much recruitment is going to happen in December” or “I don’t expect to be doing much until January” I would expect to have enough money to pay for all my family’s presents.


Both prospective candidates and possible recruiters are going to say this to me and I know that nothing I can type here is going to make a difference…


But let’s have a go…


Added by Jon Terry on November 23, 2011 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

Dear Mr Recruiting Manager: The open letter we will never send.

This was written "in jest" by a colleague. We didn't send it... We wont send it... but perhap we should??


Please Note: Names have been "redacted" to protect the innocent (and not so innocent).



Dear Mr Recruiting Manager,


I hope this email finds you well.  I would like the express my thanks that you have included us as an agency to help you with the recruitment for the XXXXX vacancies.


The purpose of this email is…


Added by Jon Terry on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Testing times!

I took feedback from one of my favourite senior HR candidates yesterday after an interview. She seemed keen on the role and the business but at the end of the meeting the client had said to her that she would need to complete some online testing.


She reported back to me that whilst she would be happy to do OPQ and Verbal Reasoning she could see absolutely no value in her completing Numerical Reasoning tests. She explained that

a) After completing lots of these tests in…


Added by Jon Terry on October 5, 2011 at 8:13am — 9 Comments

I am getting worried about Recruiters.

Yes I am getting worried about some of the Recruiters that I have seen on Twitter and other Social Media channels.


They are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic advocates for Social Media Recruitment and they seem to have few reservations about its limitations. Indeed so enthused are they that they spend a lot of their free time talking about it, tweeting it, communicating with their friends about it and reposting articles and blogs about it. It has become their…


Added by Jon Terry on September 14, 2011 at 4:39pm — 5 Comments


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