Entries by Gavin Stockden

ETIQUETTE PART 1: DIFFICULT CANDIDATES

We all know how stressful it is dealing with irate candidates, and to the best of your ability, you are the calming factor to them while they deal with the frustration of not having a job. Sitting in an office of recruiters, I have noticed the ever emerging double edged sword when it comes to […]

WORD DOCUMENTS AND FILE SIZES

What is a WORD document and how can I make sure it is 2MB? A lot of our candidates are unsure when it comes to us asking them for a WORD document that is a certain size. We hope that this short blog article will help you better understand what we mean when we ask […]

FREE ONLINE CV REGISTRATION

A lot of candidates that I speak to find themselves in shock when I say that they don’t need to pay a recruitment fee when registering with Measured Ability. The truth of the matter is, you should never need to pay a ‘sign up’ fee when you are going through a recruitment agency.  There should […]

HOW ARE LEADERS BORN?

Leadership is something that is developed over time, it’s not something you are born with. According to Bernard Bass, there are three ways a person can become a leader: Trait Theory: this is where personality traits lead people into leadership roles. There are only a few people out there who intrinsically have the traits to […]

BE A LEADER AND A MENTOR

Ever wondered what it takes to be a leader and a mentor? This blog article aims to help highlight how you can, in fact, be both. I’m pretty sure that every human on this earth longs for a work environment that is conducive to progress. We all want to learn. We all want to be […]

WRITTEN REFERENCES – WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?

Let’s cut to the chase. You either have a sweet heart of a boss, or one that is too busy for anyone or anything. When you apply for a job, and your recruitment consultant urgently needs references from previous employers to market you to their client, you don’t want to waste time. Your potential dream […]

HOW DO RECRUITERS SEARCH FOR CANDIDATES?

So, how do recruiters search for their candidates? BASIC GUIDE: BOOLEAN STRING SEARCH Firstly, who was the brilliant person who came up with this search technique? Mr George Boole, a well renowned British Mathematician, whose work on logic helped lay the foundation for the digital revolution we all live within today, left us with the […]

WHY DO WE HAVE AN ONLINE DATABASE?

A little lesson in how recruitment works:  Let me just debunk the myth that recruitment agencies sole purpose is to find a candidate a job, that is (most of the time) not the case. Recruitment agencies are called upon by a client that is looking to hire a new person, and they find the perfect […]

DO RECRUITERS LOOK AT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?

    DO RECRUITERS LOOK AT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?  Firstly, is there a science to setting up your SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES? Not really – but there are things a recruiter looks for, and you should definitely have those on your profiles. Remember, recruiters use your social media profiles to gauge who you are as […]

JOBSEEKER, GET FOUND BY RECRUITERS!

Recruiters are very busy individuals and time is of the essence in this industry. When it comes to sourcing candidates that are looking for jobs, this process takes a while, especially when it comes to finding contact information! This blog post will highlight briefly, how the recruitment process works and some of the best practices […]