Fighting Covid-19 Together

Dear Candidates, Temporary Workers and Clients We wish you good health in these chaotic and challenging times.  We have been touched by a sense of national togetherness and empathy.  Your support is treasured. We write to reassure anyone who has dealings with Hunters...

Covid 19 Cause for Hope

Covid 19 – Cause for Hope A somewhat peculiar title for a public communication!  But Hunters Recruitment has seen Cause for Hope amidst the chaos of the pandemic.  The title is in part taken from this short BBC radio broadcast by the writer Michael Morpurgo; we...

No visa for low-skilled workers

No visa for low-skilled workers We read the headline: “No visa for low-skilled workers, government says.”  Unsurprisingly this has provoked a maelstrom of conflicting points of view. Here at Hunters Recruitment we have glimpsed the future and we have seen how...

Interview Fails #4  Negativity

Negativity is so draining!  It drains the soul and has no place in a professional interview.  Even if you have had the worst experience ever with a previous employer it is a big “no no” to disparage a previous employer.  Even if it seems justified it is best to give a...

Always explain your reasons for leaving

Always explain your reasons for leaving   “I left because I fell out with my boss,” is probably not that helpful a comment to write on your job application.  Hunters’ recruitment recommends that CVs contain reasons for leaving each job.  These reasons need to be...

Help! I need to write a CV

Help! I need to write a CV This is a checklist of the most basic fundaments of a CV. Start with full name, contact number and address; indicate if you are a driver Use Arial 11 font Write a one sentence (two sentences max) profile. This is a statement of what you...

Think Positively

We saw this on Gabriela’s notebook and decided to share it because we wholeheartedly endorse this philosophy in the workplace.

Interview Fails #3 Tracksuits

Dressing casually for a formal interview is not destined to end well.  It can show a disrespect towards the interviewer and client.  In spite of our every effort to remind candidates of this important expectation we have still suffered the shame of some candidates...

Interview Fails #2 Swearing

It seems so obvious, doesn’t it?  Why would anyone think of swearing in an interview?  But it does happen, and we have been given feedback on more than one occasion that the candidate didn’t get the job because they swore. Occasionally a little naughty...

Interview Fails #1 Mastication

Interview Fails #1 Mastication We understand that chewing gum can help to overcome anxiety, but no one should ever masticate in an interview.  On the same theme, the following ‘nervous’ behaviours should be avoided: Leg shaking/foot tapping Fidgety fingers Biting...