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Our Top 10 Pet Hates About Other Recruitment Agencies

Source belong to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSco) and endeavour to adhere to best working practises at all times. We appreciate many of our competitors are also associated with the same bodies but we all work differently.

This is our top 10 Pet Hates About Recruitment Agencies so far!

  1. Not receiving permission from candidates when sending their CV and details to clients (i.e. agencies)
  2. Not meeting the candidates they are representing
  3. Not meeting the clients they are recruiting for
  4. Not providing candidates with useful information like industry knowledge, portfolio advice or interview preparation
  5. Poor company websites
  6. Forcing candidates to make quick decisions on taking job offers
  7. Not being proactive with candidates
  8. Not offering career advice and just thinking about how they can make money quickly
  9. The lack of communication and poor management of client and candidate expectations
  10. The comparison to estate agents!
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Introducing Behance – the Creative Online Portfolio and Networking Site

We at Source have recently noticed a number of people are using an interesting application called ‘Behance’. We thought we’d take a closer look and see what all the fuss is about! If you are already using we would love to get a review from someone who has benefitted from having a profile on there.

Behance was founded in 2007 by Scott Belsky, who continues to serve the company as CEO. They say of themselves that they are ‘the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work’.… Read more

Marketing Yourself in the Job Market

Marketing Yourself in the Job MarketKeeping your profile looking strong in your chosen field of work isn’t just important when you’re job hunting: if you want your career to progress successfully, it’s an ongoing marketing exercise you need to manage, refine and run throughout your whole career.

A few generations ago, people who changed jobs more than once or twice in their careers were labelled as “job hoppers” and considered a bit shifty and scatter-brained. That was back in the days when companies and public sector organisations often did offer “jobs for life” with a good pension at the end of them.… Read more