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12th, April 2017

Vetting a Recruiter: 7 Questions You Need to Ask

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Not all recruiters were created equal. Some may be more suitable than others to find the perfect job for you. Certain experiences, relationships and accreditations may be exactly what you need to land your dream job. So, what are the questions you must ask when vetting a recruiter to see if they’re right for you? Are […]

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27th, March 2017

Getting Job References from Previous Employers: What Should Be on Them?

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Most times someone leaves a job, they’re still on good terms with their board of directors, managers, and colleagues. There’s no doubt that the shared and mutual respect for the leaving employee is strong and their soon-to-be-former managers wish them well in their future career. Seeing as many CVs as we do at Maxwell Stephens, […]

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27th, January 2017

Power Words to Get you the Job!

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It’s difficult to remember sometimes, with the many hours of preparation and stress prior to your interview, that your interviewers are human too. And no matter how professional they are, after meeting with hundreds of ‘perfectionists’ and ‘team players’, the clichés can become white noise to them. When talking about yourself, make your interviewer sit […]

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9th, January 2017
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Using humour in interviews – rapport-building or credibility-smashing?

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People buy people first. Or so the saying goes. For us here at Maxwell Stephens, our personal rapport with and understanding of you, our candidates, are massively important. The same goes for our clients. We want all your dealings with us to be professional and fun. Candidates like you choose us time and time again […]

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25th, November 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Interview Preparation

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You have secured an interview, but now you are unsure how to prepare to optimise your chances of being successful and receiving an offer of employment. I advise candidates to approach each interview methodically, giving themselves ample time to undertake the required research and therefore feel more confident and relaxed. If you feel rushed and […]

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14th, June 2016

How Can I Analyse a Candidate’s Intangible Skills?

Posted in Candidate, Recruitment

How Can I Analyse a Candidate’s Intangible Skills? Finding the right candidate for your vacancy can be difficult. Whilst it is easy to find out about their sales prowess or perhaps confirm the achievements they claim to have made in their previous roles, it is tricky to find those intangible skills that are important to […]

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