All Careers Advice

  • The idea of working from home was a figment of my imagination for far too long – and it shouldn’t have been. Today I hear companies talk about how they have embraced the approach, although I’m not convinced they have.
  • As in-house recruiters, we have a great opportunity to champion flexible working from the outset, both for the positions for which we recruit but also to influence the businesses we work for with regard to our own roles.
  • ‘You are what you eat’ – it’s a concept we’ve all heard of. But it’s one that hasn’t been associated with the workplace, until recently.
  • This is a question I get asked all the time from consultants, managers and business owners.
  • What was your earliest dream job? Actor. I went to drama school, and wanted to be a screen actor and make it in Hollywood. I love Los Angeles, and wanted the lifestyle.
  • What was your earliest dream job? Toolmaker and development engineer.
  • Most recruitment business leaders are taught early in their careers to stay fixed on goals but remain flexible with methods.
  • I remember the days when I thought that going to the gym at lunchtime was wrong; it was for those who weren’t serious about their job or their career.
  • What was your earliest dream job? Archaeologist – based on the fact that I loved Indiana Jones and I thought you were paid by the dinosaur if you found one.
  • One of the common trends of any discussion about recruitment is the ‘culture fit’ test. Increasingly seen by many in the industry as a cop-out response for rejecting a candidate, we’ve noticed a real trend around this being a reason not to hire a recruiter or sourcer in recent months. More so tha...
  • Imagine being lost to the world of work. Imagine the huge sense of frustration that you are unable to enjoy the unique sense of fulfilment and excitement that only doing a great day’s work can bring.
  • Guy Hayward – redefining the modern workplace CEO, Goodman Masson
  • ANDREW MOUNTNEY is founding partner at in-house recruitment specialist Aspen In-House.
  • Sasza Bandiera, managing director, Oyster Partnership
  • There have been moments during my career where I have felt isolated and alone. I have always been surrounded by people, as mostly we all are, yet on occasions it most definitely felt that it was me and only me.
  • What was your earliest dream job? A footballer. I played with Leicester City Academy and Nottingham Forest Academy but I realised I wasn’t that good. I turned to cricket and then always wanted to be a cricketer from the age of 15.
  • The recruitment sector is still in desperate need for additional talent to deliver its business plans, yet many firms fall into the trap of interviewing 2018’s candidate with a 1998 strategy.
  • Most recruitment business leaders are taught early in their careers to stay fixed on goals but remain flexible with methods.
  • What is it about this elusive quality that can so heavily impact on our lives, on our ability to carry out duties and apply skills, learnt or inherent, to a different effect than our colleagues, friends and close family members?
  • What was your earliest dream job? Working on a scuba diving boat.