To mention salary or not too?

Today I posted a comment on LinkedIn after reading a top interview tip: “Don’t ask about salary, bonuses, team lunches or company massages in your first interview”. I then commented that I felt it was old school advice and salary should, in fact, be one of the first topics discussed. However, we tell our candidates

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I Have The Best Opportunity For You

Hey, recruiters! If you not working exclusively on a role, your opportunity is NOT the best one. Every other recruiter is punting it out there too. But that’s not today’s rant, and trust me, today is a BIG FAT RANT! I hear all these recruiters battling to recruit developers and I’ve realized there is no

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I’m not an estate agent!

The more recruiters that have access to your CV, the higher your chance is of getting a job. Well, no. That couldn’t be further than the truth. First off, the recruiter you decide to partner with is your face. We take all your personal and professional information, interview you to get the inside scope, then

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What’s your salary?

There are a few active debates on LinkedIn, of course, between recruiters and candidates on why we ask for your salary. It’s about time this get’s addressed frankly. Honestly, we don’t care to keep more personal information on file (POPI Act admin). Most of the time you are “underpaid”, haven’t received an increase in years

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It’s Getting Old Now

WOW, do people love complaining about recruiters (myself included) but maybe we can all calm the hell down and give recruiters a break? Yes, there are bad recruiters, blah blah blah, as there are bad service providers, restaurants, products etc. If you not happy with the recruiter, don’t use them! If you don’t want them

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Yes, you are a recruiter!

“The process of finding and hiring the best-qualified candidate (from within or outside of an organization) for a job opening” = Recruiter. 2017 has started slightly more aggressive towards recruiters than anticipated, so I really just felt the need to point out a few things. No software system can cover the fact that you are a recruiter.

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Fighting for the Recruitment Industry!

I think the recruitment industry must be one of the very few industries that don’t collaborate, have no competitive standards and are just too petrified to communicate with each other. We all have the same clients, we all working with the same pool of candidates, we all have similar KPI’s and we all working towards

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Help me, help you

I am on a mission to fix the recruitment industry, and to do that, I need to clear up a few things. I’m not too sure if you know how much we get paid, but let’s say you earn R30 000, and we charge 10% (or 15, 17, 20 or 25%), the client pays us R36 000.

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You will want to read this

Here are a few facts for job seekers and clients. 1.      Your CV DOES NOT belong to an agency. The agency can only send your CV for the role you’ve given them permission for and then delete. 2.      The agency MUST get your consent for every single position they would like to put you forward for and

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