The most memorable and satisfying moments in anyone’s career are also usually the toughest, calling for boldness and determination. Anyone who has started their own recruitment business will know all about the leap of faith required to get their venture off the ground. A lot is put on the line – money, time, even family
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 by Max Jones
Having been fortunate enough to have helped hundreds and hundreds of recruiters start their own recruitment agencies over the years – we’d have to be idiots to have not picked up a couple of things when it comes to advising Recruitment Entrepreneurs about how best to go about starting their own agencies. So I thought
We all fantasise about being our own boss. Coffee shop in the morning, settling down to a late morning brunch, then casually flicking open the laptop around 1 o’clock. You do a solid hour of work, quick nip into Nandos for lunch, then smash out an afternoon siesta after watching ‘A place in the sun’.
There have been times in my recruitment career that I’ve made my decision based on gut feeling. It’s that intuitive feeling that you get when you are interviewing a candidate. Unfortunately, these instincts no matter how clear they may feel, are not always right and aren’t enough for your team to blindly follow your intuitions.
Are you a hungry recruiter who is highly-driven and passionate? I mean seriously, what the heck does that even mean?! In recruitment we get to write many adverts, read countless CVs and work with numerous clients trying to decipher what exactly the HR department were thinking when they approved that Job Description! As you would
Achieving the right communication balance can make the difference between keeping a candidate engaged and thoroughly irritating them. With that in mind, I’ve drafted four methods to keep you at the front of their minds without seeming desperate. Give Them Free Stuff I’m not talking about a feckless branded mouse mat or sending a copy
The rise of the Internal Recruiter has been a prominent industry talking point over the last few years gaining firm followers and discussions in both camps. I’ve been very fortunate in my career. It has taken me from a large consultancy to a smaller niche agency. I’ve also worked in an SME internal recruitment department
If you are a new recruitment business owner, good financial management is vitally important. From complex payroll management to paying the taxman and arranging payments in foreign currencies, it can be diverse and challenging, especially if you’re not receiving the right support. After all, it’s nigh on impossible to do everything yourself. Commit Good financial
Once upon a time, a talented and qualified Management Accountant walked out of an excellent interview with his top choice of firm. His personality matched, his skills were a great fit and the hiring manager even ‘closed him’ down at the end of the interview. His new job seemed eminent. The recruiter said “I’ll give