Posts Tagged ‘dirty rotten recruiters’
21 Jan2016As I sat watching Ronnie O’Sullivan achieve success over the weekend, it occurred to me that careers can also take a similar turn of either bad luck, skill, good fortune or a combination of all. Sometimes, it’s pot after pot, nice and easy – other times, it’s oh no, I’m snookered and I can’t see a way through. When you’re employed, you see the world from a different perspective than if you’re self-employed. What are you thinking about on Sunday around 3 or 4pm? Are you thinking about returning to work? Does it fill you with dread, or are you getting excited about the challenges you’ll face, making to-do lists for the next day? Are you popular at work? Do you actually know? How close are you to work colleagues? How many would you invite to your wedding? How many would you take time to visit if they had a spell in hospital? How many would visit you?
28 Aug2014There’s nothing quite like a two-faced recruiter. Elaine Delanna Priestly, wrote about this topic and her book is available called Dirty Rotten Recruiter Tricks, if you would like an education about recruitment companies. I still can’t quite believe that companies still instruct recruitment companies who actively target personnel from their company. I work exclusively within the Housebuilding sector and it’s a small world. My best advice is when someone disappears to another company, do some background checking and find out whether a recruiter was responsible and which one. It might just open your eyes to the unscrupulous workings of certain individuals. There are many tricks recruiters can play and I find it quite unsettling, unscrupulous, unethical and unprofessional.