All Careers Advice

  • ‘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.
  • The run-up to the end of 2017 was marked with a number of challenging conditions affecting the in-house recruitment market.
  • I often hear that people are joining a new business because in their old world they found a lack of interest and support in how they could reach their ambitions.