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I want to save the planet....

I recently recruited a Responsible Sourcing & Fisheries Manager for a client of mine. One candidate in particular stood out, or rather the conversation that we had stood out, he said he wanted to help save the planet as the previous generations had done so much damage. And he didn’t want a job that was corporate in a large organisation in a city, he wanted a job where he could make a difference to the future of the world. Wow. How times have changed.

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Being accused of Discrimination......

Quite a strong accusation which really really shook me to my core. And something I don’t brush off lightly, so when I received an email recently accusing me of this I was completely gobsmacked, then I felt defensive, and then I put myself in the shoes of the person accusing me of it. They must have felt either really desperate, sad or frustrated, maybe all three to accuse me. I took a big breath and did what most of us do…..I ‘Google’d it! And this is what I found:

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Why do people apply for jobs when they don’t have any, or few of the skills required to do it?

I’m starting this blog in the hope that some answers come to me, as right now I have no idea! I have just got off the phone from a candidate who applied for a Planning Managers job and the advert states “experience in a planning department within a food manufacturing environment, preferably chilled”. This candidate works in a Bank. A bloody bank.

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How many connections on LinkedIn is too many?

When I first had a thought to write something about LinkedIn, I had nearly 4,952 connections and was getting all excited about hitting the 5,000 mark. Then I wrote a comment on LinkedIn on Monday 15th May 2017 at 6.50pm just before I left the office, about a candidate of mine getting her dream job and who’d have known what would follow……

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