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Prep School

"Failure to prepare, prepare to fail" – Benjamin Franklin – Scott Burnett It’s always been a mantra close to my heart. Last year I was honored to be given the title of best man at my best friend’s wedding back home. I’m a visual learner and the only way I…
Scott Burnett
July 18, 2019

The Joy Of Herding Cats

Last week was full on with fully half of our whole Auckland office on annual leave at the same time. The task of babysitting all three desks consecutively fell to me given my remaining teammates were a colleague in only his second month and another in accounts. A fellow recruitment…
Jonathan Rice
September 7, 2017

Candidate Power Returns With A Bang

Some real life examples of poor manners and behaviour from candidates of ours in recent days: Cancelling interviews one hour prior, via email, because they feel they have "enough options to consider already" Postponing interview via text, never to be heard from again Promising to attend interviews with clients even…
Jonathan Rice
June 4, 2015

The Return of Candidate Arrogance

This didn't happen to me.  But it is a story related to me recently, and one that I can relate to very well.  The candidate was booked in for interview.  On paper they looked good for the role the recruiter was trying to fill and the phone screen had revealed encouraging…
Jonathan Rice
August 25, 2011

Top Five Fails with Cafe Interviews

Before I crack into this one it is worth noting that there is a very valid argument that recruitment interviews should never be held in public places such as cafes for basic confidentiality purposes.  I am sure there are many of you out there that would never dream of conducting…
Jonathan Rice
April 14, 2011