FMC Global Talent's Blog (19)

Business up top, party downstairs. The trials and tribulations of video interviews!

If you’re a good sales person… you should probably know how to sell your most important product. Yourself!

Employers are looking for someone to represent their brand, and you will become that brand. So nailing this at interview stage is so important. When it comes to selling yourself over a video interview though, is it harder? Yes. Do you miss out a bit on reading…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on August 23, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

So many tools, so many options… my recruitment marketer head might explode!

The world of recruitment and marketing software is massive and girl do I love a bit of software.

Many a time over my five years working in recruitment marketing I have felt like a new tool would fix everything. That we'd be more efficient, more successful and happier girls and boys if we could just have this new tool… and of…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Forget Millennials – try the iGeneration!

Millennials are lazy, expect everything to be handed to them and they’re impatient about it. Well that’s what we’ve all read over the last few years. This isn’t another blog picking apart these points, mainly because I don’t agree with it, but also because I’ve begun to experience what some are calling the…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 13, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

It's not all about the money, money, money

There’s no doubting that we all care about money. However you look at it, the money we earn in our jobs supports our families, allows us to own that home we’ve always lusted after, and for some allows us to become the sugar daddy/momma we’ve always wanted to be… If that’s your bag…

So when we are looking for a new job, is money still the biggest and sometimes only…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on December 16, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

‘New Year – New Me’… What a load of rubbish!

Every year it’s the same, people professing to be a whole new them in the New Year. Whether it’s losing weight, tightening the purse strings or stopping a bad habit. It gets boring. The truth is, December is the perfect time to reflect and a great time to look at your career year. Was it one to remember or not a great…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on December 16, 2016 at 7:17am — No Comments

Coming up Trumps – finding the right leader

On 8th November 2016 the USA votes for its next president after what has been by far the most controversial, divisive and at times downright bizarre election campaign in the country’s history. The actions and personalities of the two candidates have got the whole world talking about what is required for the most powerful job in the world; neither seems…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on October 25, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Super sales performance – who do you need?

When hiring, managers will look for core experience essential to fulfil a role and evidence of the desired skills and qualities which will make an individual a good match for their organisation. Without this a hiring manager will effectively be shooting in the dark hoping they hire a high calibre candidate. When recruiting for super sales performance the list of…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on September 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Take A Leap Of Faith (In Yourself!)

Like lots of people I watch major sporting events like the Olympics with a certain amount of awe. It's hard to believe these athletes have reached the level of becoming physically one of the world's best.

Obviously it takes a special kind of work ethic to reach the level of a top athlete and there are many barriers to overcome along the way. But the best athletes keep…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on August 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

“No” isn’t a dirty word! Do you use it?

You know that terrifying moment when you look into the mirror after a haircut, and it is completely not what you wanted. Of course, you have to be politely British and say “I love it!”… but you absolutely hate it!! Or what about when tradesman say they are going to have your work done by next week… but one month later you’re still waiting for it to be done. Or when…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on July 29, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Resilient, Robust? – Old News

 

It’s now common practice for companies to look for resilience as a character trait when they are hiring. Most people would argue that being resilient is the opposite of being fragile and vulnerable to change. I’d argue no. The definition of resilient is being ‘able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions,’ and while…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on May 20, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

2p Slot Machines & CV Flinging

During one of our two sunny days of the year so far, I decided (as a typical Lincolnshire lass) to venture to Mablethorpe beach. Oh the glamour. As well as ice cream, donkeys and donuts, I’m a big fan of the 2p slot machines… and will drag whomever I am with onto them. As I slotted away, feeding 2p after 2p, it started to remind me of CV flinging. Sending the…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on May 19, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments

Passive Candidates – The Holy Grail?

We’ve all seen some hilarious job board applications with completely irrelevant experience to what we’re looking for. Funnily enough a few months spent working in your dad’s mechanics probably won’t see you getting interviewed for a senior technical role with an £80K base salary. There are of course some great candidates on job boards but a lot of the time…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on May 3, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

iGeneration - The Future's Bright, The Future's Impatient

I watched as my niece played with my iPhone the other day. She is only 2 years old. As she clicked on the YouTube icon, she unexpectedly threw herself on the floor in a fit of impatience. That Pepper Pig video couldn’t load quick enough.

We are all moulding our attraction strategies around the elusive generation Y, the ‘millennials’. But what about…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on April 26, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Twins, Nappies & Automobiles - The Hybrid Recruiter

Clare Mills, one of our Account Managers wrote this hilarious blog about juggling life as a busy mum of twins with recruiting in the Motorsports industry.... we thought it was worth sharing!

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My job is cool (for a Tomboy) – I recruit engineers that develop technology for the motorsport industry. I…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on April 12, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Recruiters - Where are all the smarties?

The best recruiters I know are smart. Super smart!

I have no doubt that the ‘phone monkey’ recruitment consultants exist, in fact are probably quite common. They say they know your market, promise you the moon and then can’t deliver. Why? Probably because they are inefficient, and are bred from an environment of take any job…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 31, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Around the world in 8 hours - recruiting in Software Sales

We asked our Account Manager, Kimberley Wellen, what it's like recruiting for Software Sales. This is what she said...

What’s it like working in the Software Sales team at FMC Global Talent?

I love what I do and am lucky enough to genuinely like the people I work with. It’s not what you may traditionally think of in terms of recruitment…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is technology replacing recruiters?

I love technology. I enjoy nothing more than trying out the latest app or discovering something new I can do with my programs that will positively impact my work (and make me look like the genius who came up with the original idea).

Having said all this, my experience of working in the recruitment market has taught me that not one piece of technology can…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 16, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiters - "Are you talkin' to me?"

For many, talking to recruiters is only one step better than picking the phone up to a PPI call! The general assumption of most people is that recruiters don’t understand their market and have very little interest in anything other than a quick buck. In the majority of cases this assertion is absolutely right.

As a result they disengage in the conversation and treat…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tinder & HR... It's not a match

Lunchtimes may never be the same again in FMC Towers. Around the dinner table in our kitchen the topic of Tinder is a regular theme. A significant number of 20 somethings are embracing technology in the search for love, however short term that maybe! Recently the older and more settled members of the team have been getting in on the action, offering their ‘wisdom’ in helping…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on February 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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