What Do Recruiters Look For In A CV At First Glance?

What Do Recruiters Look For In A CV At First GlanceIt can often be difficult to put skills and experience into a CV in such a way that it will attract the attention of recruiters and lead to an interview; and it can be highly frustrating to be turned down for interview, especially when you know you have the right skills for the role.

In a competitive sector with many potential candidates it is important to ensure your CV makes an impact. Recruiters will generally only spend a few minutes scanning a CV for key information that will determine whether they give it a thorough going over.… Read more

5 mins with…Chief Strategy Officer Martin Smith

5 mins with…Chief Strategy Officer Martin SmithAre you aiming for the top job of Chief Strategy Officer? If so you will be interested to watch this interview with Martin Smith, Chief Strategy Officer at Cake, part of the Havas Group, and an agency that specialises in brand entertainment.

Becoming A Chief Strategy Officer

I talked to Martin about how got started in this industry, his interest in brands, and what his responsibilities are now. Martin also shares some great insights into his management style and the role of a senior member of a creative team.… Read more

Is Cultural Fit More Important Than Skills And Experience

Is Cultural Fit More Important Than Skills And ExperienceA statement that I often present to clients when we are laying out a job description is this one:

“Hire for Culture, and train for skill”

Why Is Cultural Fit Important?

Because in my opinion getting the cultural fit right when hiring a new team member is crucial. Bringing a new individual into your team instantly puts your group of experienced employees back into a ‘forming’ and then ‘storming’ stage of team dynamics.

Get the cultural fit wrong and you may find you have a team that cannot function as a unit, where literally, one bad apple upsets the cart.… Read more