Posts Tagged ‘Headhunter’
04 Nov2017Have you ever been to a careers event at a school or college? While there is no enforcement in place, you will see that gender stereotyping is still very much in play. It is a sad fact that many industries always fall very much into the category of suitable for one gender not the other. Hair and Beauty – Girls. Construction and Trades – Boys. It is a sad fact that women are still not being made aware of the varied career options within the construction industry.
23 May2016Can you even remember who has your CV? I spent some time with a client recently. They explained that everyday, they receive 10-20 speculative CV’s from Uncle Tom Cobley recruitment groups. This practice of sending CV’s willy-nilly can be quite dangerous for those unsuspecting individuals, whom on most occasions, have no knowledge of their CV even being sent to a prospective employer. Recruitment seems to have missed out the discretion and confidentiality stage.
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?