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Work from Anywhere...

Like most people, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, I feasted upon news stories and was gannet like in my search for new angles, reasons to be positive and ideas of how to be and stay upbeat during this weird time.  Maybe naively I didn't expect the virus to last this long but clearly som…

The Green Shoots of June?

June.  June!  How did we get here.  In fact, we're more than halfway through June.  The days seem to merge into weeks and the weeks into months.  I'm sure we've all learned about ourselves in recent months and I'm no different.  I've realised that I work too hard but that I lov…

Finding other 'useful stuff' to do under lockdown...

I feel conned.  Over the past 11 years, I have totally nailed the working from home ‘thing’.  It’s therefore very annoying that at this time, I really have very little work to do.   It has been an interesting few weeks and my mind-set has shifted a little as the weeks have gone on.  From initially …

Recruitment in Lockdown...

Well, what a difference a month makes.   I got back from my skiing holiday on the 7 March.    My training plan for a 70.3 Ironman race in Finland began on the 9 March.  My focus for the next few months was basically going to be work and triathlon training.

Working from Home....the reality!

I set up Perfect Marketing People (PMP) 11 years ago - hard to believe it's that long but the anniversary was last week and Mr PMP reminded me and I had a nice card from the lovely people at  Funding Circle.  Completely irrelevant to me but hey, at least they remembered. (Ha).

Anyway, I'm …

Love is in the air...

So far, so predictable. It is, after all, Valentines Day.  I don't think I have anything new to say, particularly, however, I was musing about Love and finding your perfect partner in life...and it occurred to me that we do spend a long time working, so it's just as important to find your …

CV howlers can cost you a job...

Happy New Year!  I think we're all over it now and we have hit the ground running.  Most people took advantage of the days that the holiday fell over and had a full two week break.  I certainly didn't do anything work related but as usual in January, I came back to a very full inbox with l…

Advertised Salaries...

Most of my candidates know me.  We have a good relationship. You build trust over time but people buy into people and if (as a recruiter) you are genuine, have good opportunities, are honest and communicate really well, you'll do alright, better than alright.  I pride myself on getting back to…

Chinese Whispers...

I think that as a recruiter, you need to be lots of things.  Whilst what we do isn't rocket science, there are certain skills that will differentiate the good from the bad and the great from the good.  For me, one of the key skills here is the ability to be objective.   So much of recruitment …