ISS Ltd – Interview Prep Series: The Money Question

Navigating the waters of interview etiquette can be tricky, especially when the tide turns to discussions about money. Just this week, I dove into a conversation about whether it’s appropriate to address salary expectations early in the interview process. Here’s what I learned:   Keep the focus on value. Interviewers respect candidates who emphasize the…

What 15 Years of Sales Recruitment has taught me about Salespeople

As a recruiter with 15 years of experience in the sales recruitment sector, I have learnt a tremendous amount about what makes a great salesperson.   I have meet with, interviewed, placed, and built long standing friendships with Salespeople who have sold in every industry imaginable. And it is fair to say that I have…

Has Covid given the final death nail to suits for business attire?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting effect on the way we work. As companies around the world have adopted remote working, the business attire we were once accustomed to has changed drastically. The days of wearing a suit and tie to the office are slowly fading away, with more employers and employees favouring more…

In-Person Candidate Meetings

Businesses have learned the hard way that hiring the wrong person for the job can be extremely costly. An oft-cited 2012 study by the Centre for American Progress found that it costs businesses about one-fifth of a worker’s salary to replace the person who leaves. Those in positions requiring higher education and training are even…

ISS Ltd – Esprit de corps and Talent Acquisition

If 14 years in recruitment has taught me anything no one changes job for less money, and everyone changes job because of their current boss / team.   How much any factor plays in your decision to move is always specific to you; but if you have been recruiting as long as me you start…

Medical Device Packaging Engineer

At Independent Search Solutions we have two interesting roles in Medical Device Packaging which I am currently recruiting for a client of mine on the West Coast of Ireland.   I am only able to consider already qualified Engineers for these positions; as my clients is looking for you to have a detailed background in…

The Long Wait…………. Interview Feedback?

Why does it take so long to get feedback during the Recruitment Process? It is probably not what you think.   I have personally recruited 1000’s of Jobs for companies and the same issues around getting feedback always coming up.   Whether you are applying to be CEO or Laboratory Technician her is the top…

Top 10 Signs you did a Great Interview

At Independent Search Solutions, we meet all our candidates before and after their Interviews (1st / 2nd / 3rd) and like an expecting Father in the Maternity Waiting Room, there is lots of nail-biting.   The first thing I do when I speak with a candidate after an interview is shut up, let them talk…