All posts by mattcody

New website launch

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped website following extensive feedback from our network that pinpointed exactly what people use our website for. In many instances, candidates were asking to be able to find recruitment jobs in specific locations so although our job search has a location feature, we’ve now created additional regional pages that capture all recruitment roles we’re recruiting for in a specific location. At launch, we’ve focused on six of our busiest areas, and we’ll be adding to this over the coming months as we continue to take on more clients and recruit for additional roles.

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Christmas opening hours

The festive season is well and truly upon us. We’ll be closed between 25th December and 1st January, but open for business as usual on 2nd January 2019.

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Forget the long commute

Fed up with the long commute? Want to work locally? 

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Deadly interview mistakes to avoid

We know that securing a job interview can be difficult. In competitive markets, recruiters and hiring managers have the luxury of picking from a large pool of suitable candidates and the smallest differences can be used to choose between applicants. So in cases like these it makes sense to do everything you can to optimise your chances of landing the role you’re interviewing for.

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The Harrison Sands mega list of CV errors

As a busy recruitment agency we get to see a huge volume of CVs, directly submitted to us in application to the jobs we advertise or located through the various job boards we subscribe to. And it’s true to say, there really is quite a range when it comes to quality. Some CVs are excellent; really tailored to the individual application or target company, well-written, well-designed and delivering a perfect balance of background information, skills and education, responsibilities and achievements.

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Tidying up your social media

Social media is increasingly blurring the lines between professional and personal lives with what people share, how they think, what they do and what they say open to increasing amounts of scrutiny. More and more hiring managers will now be including background searches against potential applicants or candidates, so we all need to bear this in mind and consider what we share and with whom. Our guide will serve as quick overview of what’s worth addressing immediately.

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The STAR interview technique for recruiters

As a recruiter, you’ll no doubt develop your own style and process for running interviews with candidates. But how effective is this at getting the information you really need? And the flip side of course, is thinking about how well you fare when sat on the other side of the table and you’re being interviewed for your next recruiter role? Well the Harrison Sands team are here to help by exploring the well-regarded STAR technique and explaining how to get the best out of it.

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