FIND Blog

The importance of time off

Candidate Tips, Client Tips
This has been a tough year. Most people had some holidays planned that got rejected at the rim (excuse the NBA analogy, it’s the playoffs!) because of COVID. Some of those included overseas jaunts that may be 2-3 years off ever happening! Sorry Tim, New York New York will have…

Q&A – Panel interviews

Candidate Tips, Q&A
The latest question we put to some of Find Recruitment’s talent…… Q: If you’re interviewing with a panel, how would you recommend a candidate to prepare and what are some good techniques for the candidate to use throughout the panel interview?   Panel interviews can be daunting – a little…

Not going on your OE? What are your options?

Candidate Tips, Legal
I have spoken with a number of candidates post COVID who were primed to do the OE but are at cross-roads in their career and have been seeking advice on what alternative routes to now take. Traditionally, around 3 years PQE most Solicitors go on their OE to London to…

Get creative with your CV

Candidate Tips
You have one shot, one opportunity… oh wait, Eminem eat your heart out. In all seriousness, the presentation of your CV/Resume is a big thing. You do get one chance to catch a hiring manager or recruiters eye. Yes the content and experience is important, but a well presented CV…

Q&A – How to stand out from the masses

Candidate Tips
The latest question we put to some of Find Recruitment’s talent…… Q: There are stories that hiring managers are seeing hundreds of applicants for jobs that would usually only have a few, is this true, and how does someone make themselves stand out amongst the rest with their application? This…

Good News! You Have Been Rejected…

Candidate Tips
The worst has happened. You have spent weeks, maybe even months, preparing your CV, applying, interviewing for your dream job. Then finally after days of staring at your phone, you receive that dreaded call to find that you have been unsuccessful. While rejection is often unwelcome and hard to receive,…

How long should your CV really be?

Candidate Tips
This is a question I am often asked, and I am always happy to share my view. However out of the hundreds of CVs we receive at Find, disappointingly only a handful are good quality documents of a suitable length. To answer the question “How long should your CV really…

Recruiter insights – employment gaps and redundancies

Candidate Tips
We asked our directors Julian, Simon, Rob and Pete three questions about interviewing or reviewing candidates embarking on a new role or getting back into the work force after some time off. We asked them to share their insights on: Best advice for candidates to discuss gaps in employment history…
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