8 Ways to Impress Employers and Recruiters

Catherine Recruiting

From the moment you send in your application, to the moment the application process is over, the main goal of your job search should be impressing potential employers and recruiters. While each company has a slightly different approach to how they do things, here are 8 easy ways to make a good impression. 1. Make sure you thoroughly read and …

Placing One of Our Own – Reinardt Veldtman | Candidate Spotlight

Catherine Recruiting

At Job Crystal, we don’t believe in just recruiting for the sake of recruiting. We know that the right job can change lives, which is why we’re always excited to catch up with our past candidates to see how they have grown in their careers since we placed them. It was especially rewarding to catch up with Reinardt, since he …

21 Catchy Subject Lines to Get Your Application Noticed

Catherine Recruiting

Almost everyone nowadays applies for roles digitally. This means that your application could be one of hundreds sitting in the inbox of the recruitment agent or HR professional you submitted it to. It’s vital that your application stands out among the rest, and your first impression happens in your email subject line. An interesting and eye-catching subject line is more …

"I was placed in a month." - Halima Rust | Candidate Spotlight

Catherine Recruiting

Our journey with Halima began in 2015 when we put her forward for a Technical Test Analyst Role at DOS. “I was going through a hectic time in my life. My dad’s health wasn’t good at the time, I had just lost my mother, and the company I was working for announced that they would be closing. The Job Crystal …

7 Tips for Overcoming Confrontation Anxiety

Catherine Recruiting

7 Tips for Overcoming Confrontation Anxiety There are very few people who enjoy confrontation – they’re called difficult conversations for a reason. Unfortunately, they’re also an inevitable part of working with other people. If you’re someone who tends to shy away from the awkwardness of confronting an employee or co-worker, these 7 tips are good starting point for overcoming that …

7 Tips for Acing That Video Interview

Catherine Recruiting

With social distancing practices still in place, video interviews are becoming the norm for recruiters and employers alike. It can be intimidating to look into a camera and treat it like a face-to-face interview, so here are a few tips to make it easier: 1. Make sure you have all the meeting detailsWhen you are invited for a video interview, …

5 Ideas for a Creatively Thriving Team

Catherine Recruiting

In a world that’s changed overnight, it’s never been more important to have a creative and innovative team around you. As Ed McCabe said, “Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” A bounty of fresh ideas or a lack thereof could be the difference between your company swimming or sinking …

5 recruiting myths we don’t believe any more

Sasha Recruiting

As in every part of society, myths and legends exist – we recently saw a study of some recruiting myths which aren’t accurate any longer. See below the top 5 recruiting myths: The strongest interviewees always make the best hires – often interviewers mistake confidence for capability. However, if a person can sell themselves it often means they are good at exactly that, selling themselves …