Ineke Read's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Networking – a recruiters dream (or nightmare)

Going to industry functions is an important part of immersing yourself in an industry sector. It’s a great way to meet new contacts, and people are there to network.  It never ceases to amaze me though how often I will introduce myself to a group of people only to find that they all work at the same company! What a wasted opportunity. Here are a few tips to get you started:


  1. Remember your etiquette. There are a few golden rules when attending a networking function to…

Added by Ineke Read on April 26, 2011 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

Boutique versus Generalist?

In Recruiter Daily yesterday, John McCaskill (Winners) recently commented that being a specialist far outweighs the positives of being employed within a larger, more diverse company. Whilst I agree that being a specialist is important, I think it is possible to achieve this in a larger agency. This way, you can actually get the benefits John talks about (strength of brand, team culture, size, established procedures) but you also get the benefit of…


Added by Ineke Read on April 20, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Making a resume work……

Most recruiters write a report for their clients about the candidate, but most don’t actually edit the CV that the candidate has provided. This is important because the client needs to see how the candidate communicates and “sells” themselves.

Therefore, the CV is the most important document that a candidate has in the job search process. I often get calls from candidates asking what to include in a cover letter, but rarely get calls about what to…


Added by Ineke Read on April 19, 2011 at 12:53am — No Comments


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