Should I Apply if I Don’t Have the Experience?

Catherine Recruiting

We’ve all been there – you see the perfect job in the perfect location for the perfect salary. Then you read further down the page and see that they need 3-5 years of experience when you only have 2. Your first reaction might be to just not apply, but don’t count yourself out yet. Sometimes experience is negotiable if you …

Navigating Mental Illness at Work – My Story

Catherine Recruiting

There are times in your life when you just know something is wrong. That was me at the beginning of this year. I realised I was spending more time stressing about work than I was achieving anything at work. I would have bouts of uncontrollable crying. Scariest of all were the days where I didn’t want to get out of …

11 Vital Interview Questions to Avoid Hiring Mistakes

Catherine Recruiting

As tough as it is to be an interviewee, much less is said about the difficulties of being an interviewer. How do you, in the short time you have with the candidate, decide if they will be the right person to hire for your company or not? Not hiring correctly can be a costly exercise, so here are 11 important …

7 Qualities Everyone Wants to Hire

Catherine Recruiting

Job seeking is intimidating. How do you know exactly what a company is looking for and what to highlight on your CV and in your interviews? There are thankfully some universal traits that all hiring professionals are looking for. Here are 7 that every recruiter is looking to hire. 1. Perseverance Recruitment is an expensive process and hiring a new …

7 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

Catherine Recruiting

As if searching for a job wasn’t stressful enough already, we’ve heard stories recently of several job scams that are making the rounds. At best these scams are ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes that don’t ever pay off. At worst you could find yourself paying money for a job that doesn’t exist or even in some terrifying cases, being trafficked. It’s important, therefore, …

5 Things Candidates Wish You Knew When Hiring

Catherine Recruiting

The recruitment process is a daunting one. For hiring professionals, it means screening countless CVs, interviewing numerous candidates, and often doing this for multiple roles at a time. It can be easy in the process to forget that on the other side of the application is someone’s career – something that will likely have an impact on almost every area …

Hire slow, fire fast or hire smart fire less

Hire Slow, Fire Fast or Hire Smart, Fire less

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I am copying the title of Jim Calloway’s article on hiring within law firms. It resonated with me as I have heard all week from clients who have been hearing ‘hire slow, fire fast’. This saying has never rested well with me as having recruited over the past 20 years, I would say 80% of the roles I recruited I always needed urgently. Not because of bad planning, but because of opportunities we found. Being in the IT side of many industries, change and hiring are the constant – its just what change and what skills.

5 Basic Tech Skills That Will Get You Hired

Catherine Recruiting

Technology is an important part of most jobs nowadays, even for those not in IT. Businesses use it to speed up their procedures, organise calendars, organise workflow, and with many people still socially distancing, even hold meetings. To get hired for your dream role, therefore, it’s important that you cover the basics. Here are 5 basic tech skills that almost …

31 quotes to inspire while you hire

Catherine Recruiting

With the financial year coming to an end, many companies are about to enter their busy hiring season. While everyone’s approach to hiring is different based on the needs of their business, we thought it would be helpful to share some of our favourite quotes around hiring and recruitment. We know that it’s not always an easy task, so we …