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208 weeks ago, by James
How many interviews
Google have a rule of not making a candidate go through more than 5 interviews for a position. A few years ago until they created this rule a candidate might go through 12 - 14 interviews, which seems completely bonkers.

How many interviews should be enough?
208 weeks ago, by Mitch
Three.
208 weeks ago, by Steve
Two.

Good ones.
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211 weeks ago, by James
Do toys influence career choices?
Lego have been under pressure about the gender stereotyping of their minifigures. Firemen, Police figures and mechanics tend to be male while females can be found as doctors and chefs.

Lego have brought out a female scientist (complete with lipstick and pretty glass containers which might be mistaken for perfume bottles) in a bid to respond to criticism.

It will be interesting to see whether this has any impact on the number of female scientists. Perhaps it's time Ken got a proper job too.
211 weeks ago, by Jane
Not just toys, but all the messages children are bombarded with growing up. I wanted to read Whizzer and Chips, not Jackie. Dressing up clothes at school were cowboys for boys and nurses for girls. At my school girls did cookery and needlework and the boys did woodwork and metalwork. Girls played netball, boys played football. Children are constantly overwhelmed with messages telling them what careers they "should" want. How much is "choice" influenced by conditioning?
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212 weeks ago, by James
If you want to be a pioneer do it the old way
The Press Release reads; 'E-recruitment pioneer, Norrie Johnston, is launching a new kind of senior interim management and executive search business. Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR), with offices in London and Winchester, will focus on filling senior interim and permanent £70,000 to £250,000 roles, using a mix of technology plus, importantly, traditional search."

So is that what passes for innovation these days? Doing things the way they used to be done?
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214 weeks ago, by James
Executive recruiters are too slow
Some has said on our Facebook page that 'executive recruiters are too slow'.

https://www.facebook.com/LensDigital

Can they have an immediate response to a more complex recruiting need? Is speed an issue?
212 weeks ago, by Mitch
Depends who said it, and why.
208 weeks ago, by Martin
Speed is an issue. management roles can't be left too long. If they can they're surplus to requirements.

What do you mean by "slow"?
208 weeks ago, by James
The context was that contingency recruiters are only interested in selling their stock and executive recruiters are too slow, so it was a pretty sweeping statement.
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215 weeks ago, by James
Interview feedback
Should interviewers give unsuccessful candidates feedback after an interview? Is it common practice and, if so, is the feedback typically honest or are interviewers concerned about unsuccessful candidates hitting out if they disagree?
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217 weeks ago, by James
Goldman Sachs interview question
Goldman Sachs topped the poll of weird interview questions with this one; "If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?"

How would you answer it?
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218 weeks ago, by James
Mixed news on employment
Some of the figures released today show that those claiming Jobseeker's allowance has fallen by 72,000, those in long-term employment is up 336,000 from last year, there's been a quarterly fall in unemployment of 57,000 and 915,000 Britons have been unemployed for more than a year, up 32,000.

20,000 fewer young people are unemployed but 87,000 more 16-67 year olds are 'economically inactive'.

Long term unemployment is at its highest level for two decades. That's a conclusion.
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219 weeks ago, by James
Linkedin Endorsements - skill spam?
I'm getting a lot of these Linkedin endorsements, often from people who barely know me let alone know what my business skills are.

There is a large highly engaged sector of the social media world who follow a 'you scratch my back' approach to this sort of engagement.

This then shows up on your profile and Linkedin is often cited as a recruitment tool.

Are potential employers in danger of being mislead by all of these dodgy endorsements?
219 weeks ago, by John
If employers discern between applicants on the basis of LinkedIn endorsements then they deserve what they get.
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