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How to Edit your Video like a PRO

Posted On: October 17th, 2017 by Helen Main No Comments »

Alright, so you’ve read out previous blog about getting your video together, but you’re still having misgivings? Or maybe you’ve uploaded a video, but you’re still not entirely happy with it – maybe you ramble a little, or you’ve got some awkward pauses, even in your best take? If this is you, or you’re simply […]



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VIDEO PROFILES – Stuck? Here are some hints and tips on how to nail yours

Posted On: September 27th, 2017 by Alen Levis No Comments »

So you’ve signed up to Haystack.jobs as a jobseeker, and you’ve filled out your profile, right? Fantastic! But while you might have had a look through the Video Upload option, your video section is still sitting their unused, because… well, let’s be honest you’re not quite sure what to do for it. We get it […]



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Cult of Personality Part 3 – Personality Tests – A Waste of Time, or a valuable Hiring Tool?

Posted On: May 5th, 2016 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

Previously, we’ve discussed ways of using applicant interview time as a way of getting insight into a candidate’s personality. Although personality assessment at this stage is crucial, there are many variables that can sway an interviewer’s perception of an individual, from ingrained prejudices or negative associations, to misunderstandings or even a bad day. If you […]



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The Cult of Personality: Part Two – Which Traits get the Green Light?

Posted On: March 10th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When it comes to focusing on personality traits during the hiring process, how do we make this a practical approach to candidate selection? While the idea of being able to select people who tick all the boxes in terms of appealing character traits, in reality, we don’t have time to train a new hire from […]



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The Cult of Personality: Part 1 – Should we pay more attention to Applicants’ Character Traits?

Posted On: February 3rd, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When you begin the process of filtering through applicants’ CVs, chances are you use key experiences or qualifications as your preliminary filters. You probably leave examination of an applicants’ personality until you’re at the interview process, which makes sense – it’s hard to establish someone’s character from a few paragraphs on a screen, and there’s […]



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Resolutions to Make you a Recruiting Superstar

Posted On: January 20th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

Ahh, January. Again! It seems like it was all too few months ago that we were setting up our desks for 2015, discussing which beach we went to over the break and how it’s not the same now that everyone else goes there, and settling in for another year. If your 2015 was anything like […]



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You Can’t Sit With Us

Posted On: December 2nd, 2015 by Helen Main No Comments »

Overemphasis of Cultural Fit Means Missing Out on Talent When it comes to hiring, making sure each new employee is an asset to your company is a no-brainer. But what if you’re missing out on superstar staff because you’re focusing too much on whether you think they will fit in? Is your company culture becoming […]



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5 #Instatips to Remember When Recruiting on Instagram

Posted On: November 23rd, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

  When it comes to fine tuning your hiring strategy, Instagram offers you the opportunity to engage with potential applicants in a way that a simple job ad can only dream about. However, unless you are Instagram savvy you risk wasting time and effort on a dud endeavour. Here are 5 things to remember when […]



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Using Instagram to Tackle Recruiting

Posted On: November 5th, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

Could Instagram Help You Target Your Ideal Applicants?   I don’t know about you, but up until recently, I never really got Instagram. Sure, it’s fun to scroll through if you’re waiting to go into an appointment, or your bus is late, but it was only recently that I began to understand the draw that […]



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