The Definition of an Entry-Level Procurement Role is Changing

The role of an entry-level procurement professional has remained relatively unchanged for decades. We’d be willing to bet that some hiring managers have been copying and pasting the same job description since the nineties.  But the rapid acceleration of digital transformation across the enterprise – procurement included – has pushed much of the traditional task-load…

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How to Work your Network

There’s a hidden power in your network, but it will remain latent unless you know how to leverage it. Networks are a jobseeker’s secret weapon. As much as 80% of jobs are filled due to a network connection – this isn’t to say that four out of five jobs are unadvertised, but that someone in…

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Supercharge Your Career Prospects with these 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. Alongside the usual New Year’s resolutions – getting fit, giving up chocolate, being more organized – we’d like to add some suggestions that will help you get in the best possible shape for your next career move. The key to a great New Year’s resolution is its achievability….

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Domain Knowledge in Recruitment

Olympic judges know exactly what to look for when assessing the world’s best sportspeople. Often former Olympians themselves or coming from an elite coaching background, they can spot imperfections in a performance that a casual fan like myself would regard as perfect. Then, the judges draw upon their highly specialized knowledge to score, rank and…

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Navigating the Train vs Hire Conundrum

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the train vs hire question. Some companies will only hire as a last resort if there are no internal candidates for a vacant role, while others strike a rough balance between training up and hiring in. It depends on several factors unique to your organization, including the makeup of your…

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5 mistakes to avoid as a job interviewer

5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Job Interviewer

“How’d your job interview go?” “Not so good.” “What happened? Did someone else get the job?” “No, I was offered the role. But there’s no way I would ever work for those people.” Mistakes made by interviewers during the recruitment process not only impact the candidate experience but will ultimately lead to poorer hiring outcomes….

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How to tell if you're being catfished by an employer

How to Tell if You’re Being Catfished by an Employer

It’s not uncommon for people to stretch the truth in their online dating profiles. Perhaps they add an inch or two to their height, remove a year or so from their age, or claim to like classical music when the reality is that they couldn’t distinguish Beethoven from Berlioz. In some cases, people go full-catfish…

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Unlocking the Hidden Job Market

The “hidden job market” refers to the significant number of job openings that are filled without ever being advertised. It’s difficult to estimate the size of this market, although it’s probably nowhere near as high as the oft-quoted figure of 80% that has been thrown around since the 1980s. The fact is that private-sector employers…

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How to humanize recruitment in an automated industry

How to Humanize Recruitment in an Automated Industry

Thank you for applying for this position. Your candidate number is 000642. Please do not respond to this email. Automation in recruitment is here to stay. Used intelligently, AI saves time and money, makes high-volume hiring a breeze, and can automate sourcing, resumé assessments, skills assessments, candidate communication, background checking, and interview scheduling. Automation can…

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