Tag : Employer

27 Jun 2018

How to ask questions in interviews… 8 helpful hints

“Do you have any questions?”   This comes up in every interview and is your chance to leave a lasting impression.   Apart from the generic  “what’s a typical day?” or “When will I hear back?”, ask questions that will make you stand out. Let the hiring manager know you’re interested…     1. What can you tell me about plans for growth expansion This lets the interviewer know you have long-term ambitions and will let you evaluate these, against […]

21 Jun 2018

Careers Insights talk at Merchant Taylors’ School.

Our Managing Partner and Merchant Taylors’ School alumnus, Richard Walker-Taylor, revisited his former senior school for their Careers Networking event to give an insight into life after school. The event gave alumni the opportunity to explain different career paths to current students and talk about how their degrees and backgrounds have impacted their working lives today.   Over 120 students from Lower Sixth were given a summary of Richard’s background and the history of Concilium Search, before choosing who they […]

07 Mar 2018

6 steps businesses can take to create an attractive recruitment process

When it comes to recruitment, companies always want to attract and secure the best individuals in the market. However, this can prove challenging, especially since organisations often underestimate the importance of treating recruitment as a two-way process. The view that the recruitment process is about only the candidate needing to convince the company of their worth has long been revolutionised. In recent times it has become just as important that the company convinces the candidates that they are the best […]

16 Oct 2017

7 Hints to Help Impress in Interviews

Interviews are great opportunities to learn more about a position for you to ensure it’s the right career move. They should be an exciting experience but they can often be a nervous one.   As with many things, preparation is key…   1. Do your research  Research the company and industry thoroughly. Use Google to find recent news articles and LinkedIn to research who you will be meeting. Knowledge is power! 2. Prepare questions  Interviews are an important chance for […]

23 Sep 2017

3 Hints to Help Stand Out From the Crowd

A few factors can significantly help you stand out from the crowd and make good impressions with those that matter.   The best thing? These 3 hints are all easy to implement…   1. Be consistent There is no correct way to write a CV, just different ways. When it comes to formatting however, consistency is key. It doesn’t matter what style you choose but make sure to stick with it throughout. For example, if you bullet point a list […]

28 Aug 2017

How to Handle a Counter Offer

The Counter Offer (CO) can be a difficult scenario for both candidate and recruiter alike and can cause doubt, second guessing, and in some cases, reversing the acceptance of a new offer. When resigning, always expect a CO and think in advance about how you would respond. Many candidates will have made up their minds and simply say ‘no thank you’, shake hands and part ways. For those who are unsure of what to do, the points below are from […]