You can’t do much in 90 seconds. You couldn’t make a cup of tea. You couldn’t listen to a song. Nor, despite your insistence to the contrary, read a CV. There’s almost nothing you could do in 90 seconds that would impact your career. But you could make someone like you. That is, someone you’ve just met, at, say a business meeting.
Equity can look like a fantastic deal, and in many cases it is. But it can equally be quite a complex subject that needs research before you accept any offer put in front of you.
Travelling. Seeing the world. Broadening your horizons. Experiencing life in other parts of the world. What an annoyance. Here are the biggest signs you shouldn’t be looking at a job abroad.
Are you a good recruiter? You probably think you are. You’re a recruiter after all. But how good are you really? What with the inescapable financial element of this biz, you’ll have a number against your name from day one. And hey, you might be top biller? Perhaps you’ve billed £300k? Maybe £500k? But how good does that make you? In some agencies it makes you very good. In others, you’d be average.
I need to be careful here. So I’ll start with this caveat, I’m not tarring every internal recruiter with the sh*t brush. I know there are some amazing ones out there because I’ve spoken to them with Hunted. But… yeah, there’s a but… there’s a worrying trend in recruitment. Namely hiring the latest poor performer as Internal Recruiter. An interior realignment of talent.
If you ask virtually any business owner in recruitment you’ll know that employee retention is the number one difficulty in growing a business. This is because there’s an incredible amount of choice in this industry and many people realise when the writing’s on the wall. Some people don’t however. Whether driven on by dogged determination or a desire not to rock the boat, the world of job hunting in recruitment can be a daunting one to enter unwittingly, without having planned thoroughly.
I’ve written before about mental wellbeing on Hunted. We’ve also started a campaign to look at mental health in recruitment. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not enjoying this job, it becomes laborious. In fact, if you’re not enjoying anything it becomes hard work.
It’s that time of year. Performance reviews are rearing their ugly head. At some point in your first or second week back you’ll get a diary invitation for an hour long meeting. Your prior twelve months of work is being analysed. And in recruitment, there aren’t many places you can hide. So, to make sure you get away unscathed, here’s a timely refresher on how you can make your review a winner.
Setting yourself up for the best start in the morning is something that will differ from person to person. You may be a single mother trying to get three kids off to school and then start your, typically busy, commute into your recruitment job.
I imagine you’ve seen a viral video on LinkedIn which has made you cringe. “Which one?”… right? They’re pretty hard to ignore. Whether it’s a slo-mo montage of jet-setters, awkward video job ads or motivational speeches berating an entire team for poor time management, awkwardness is everywhere.