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Happy Birthday Hatch

Happy Birthday Hatch

Time flies when you are having fun and it’s the end of year 1 already. I’ve had several people drop me messages to wish me luck and ask how it’s going – all of which I am very grateful for – but made me realise that I should put some thoughts together on the year and why setting up on my own has been the best decision I have made. It’s difficult to explain the emotions of the past year. It’s a bit cheesy to liken it to having another child but it really

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Recruitment is a two way street…

Recruitment is a two way street…

Sometimes employers forget that the job market is a two way street. The focus for the employer is too often on - who is best for my company, what value do they add to my job and who can I/the company work with? Not enough on how can we develop this individual, how can we further their career and why should they want to work for us. This attitude can manifest at various points in the process, writing the spec, handling feedback, at the interview, at offer stage, during the on boarding process

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CV Writing

CV Writing

When it comes to looking for a new job then it's time to think of your CV as a marketing tool. This is the key piece of data that a potential employer is going to use to decide whether you might be the right person for the job. Yes...before you say it, it is my job to talk them through it and get them to buy in, but ultimately most clients like to have a moment to review as well and if what they are seeing does not create the right mental image then it makes the persuasion part on my

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Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

Getting offered a job comes down, in a large part, to how you perform in an interview. Normally you will get 2 interviews, but sometimes all can be decided in the first meeting and other times you might be invited back to meet more and more people. Either way, often your future depends on something you don't actually practice that often, often one misstep can be the difference between getting the job of your dreams...or not.  Therefore an essential part of the recruiters job is to

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hatching eggs…hatching careers

hatching eggs…hatching careers

Do I really see helping you find your next role and helping to further your career as similar to hatching an egg? Course not, I have no intention of sitting on you till you are ready to spread your wings. What I do want to do is get to know you, understand what makes you tick, what makes you get up in the morning and want to head into work or open your laptop etc. If I can get to know this then I can find the right business for you to do that again when it is time to make the next move. It is

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The social media minefield

The social media minefield

Today I wrote a tweet @hatchrecruiter and promised that I would branch into content marketing and write a blog. I was being fairly flippant when I wrote it and I'm not sure whether I meant it and then suddenly within seconds a whole load of people liked it! I have a confession, I am not entirely convinced I know what content marketing is! I have read that it is the same as writing a story and putting some of yourself into it. Terrifying - what if people don't like it,

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Eeny meeny miny moe…

Eeny meeny miny moe…

As an employer then recruiting is tough at the best of times and deciding whether to use an agency/consultancy or to source direct is the first of many choices to be made. Should you decide to use an agency then who you work with is critical, so I thought I would highlight the criteria I would look at to choose a recruitment partner. Does the recruiter understand the job role? - seems pretty basic but get them to spell out exactly what they are looking for. If

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To new beginnings…

To new beginnings…

If anyone ever tries to tell me that you can start a new business with very little effort then I would happily suggest they are lying.  Names, websites, autosignatures, paperwork, branding, hiring into a start up business, terms, accounts and whatever else I’ve forgotten to do. None of this is easy but it has been a lot of fun and so long as it remains enjoyable then the hard work and stress will pass on by and be well worth the efforts. Finally in March 2016, Hatch Recruitment

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