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heretohired:

from New Grad Life

Good advice in here

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Good article in the Wall Street Journal - one of my biggest frustrations is not getting, or being able to give, appropriate and useful feedback to unsuccessful candidates. This helps to explain why.

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Just an example of why workfare doesn’t work (unless of course you want to employ people at no salary and improve your business or charit’s financial bottom line…)

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Good thought for a Monday morning - CS Lewis this week on the Unmasked Recruiter

Good thought for a Monday morning - CS Lewis this week on the Unmasked Recruiter

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Advice for anyone looking for work by dropping their CV off at shops, cafes etc

Just heard this from a colleague who know someone who manages a coffee shop for one of the major chains in the UK.  

I don’t know if this is company policy, or just the way they do things, but if someone comes in looking for work and hands their CV in, it goes straight in the bin! If they go back a second time and ask if there are any jobs, and again hand their CV in, it goes in the bin again (of course, they don’t see this happening!). If they go in a third time to express an interest, check if there is anything going, at that point their CV is kept for vacancies when they come up.

The manager concerned claims that this ensures only reliable, committed potential employees who really want to work there are interviewed for jobs.

A good approach? Fair? Underhand? Whatever you think, if one shop is doing it, they won’t be alone.

So if you are looking for temporary, part - time work to help with your studies, or a full time job in retail or hospitality, it might be worth bearing this in mind…

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Worst part of the job…

Telling candidates that they have been unsuccessful after a final interview.

Nothing to do with the money I have lost (£2.5k in this case). Just speaking to someone who has been devastated by the news and trying to pick them up and find alternative ways for them to move forwards. 

There are days when I really don’t enjoy my job. But isn’t that the case with all work? 

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Why spelling is important

Good Aternoon,

I would like You, to Concider my candidacy.

I have, thank you - harsh? Maybe. But it doesn’t take much to spell check your covering letter.

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And on a similar theme to my last post…

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Good article showing how it is in many parts of the UK today