Interview tips for the interviewer

Why hasn’t interview etiquette evolved with the rest of the world? We see hundreds of articles, posts, hints and tips about interview techniques. What to do and what not to do in an interview. From what to wear and the protocol of a ‘proper’ handshake through to the importance of body language, eye contact and

Marketing, Communications & Business Development Recruitment in the Property Sector – Analysis and Trends

This last year has been a very active one for business operating in the Property Sector. From Developers to Consultancies to Engineering and Construction firms, we have seen constant movement across the support functions. This has been driven by two opposing factors working in tandem: restructures and recruitment freezes from some firms, and positive growth

What’s been going on in the Legal Industry – Marketing & Business Development Review

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you will not have been able to escape the incessant noise around Brexit, and what it could mean for us going forward. Amidst the uncertainty, however, the research suggests that at as far as the legal sector is concerned, the mood

Marketing & Business Development Recruitment in the Accountancy Market – Analysis and Trends

The last year has been a dynamic one, with several firms entering restructure phases, whilst others have gone through mergers in what has become a smaller accountancy market than in recent years. Marketing, Digital & Communications roles: There has been a steady flow of manager level hiring across most firms, with the larger firms also

Did you know…

…that Five Guys, the well know restaurant chain is predominantly a family business and was named ‘Five Guys’ because they couldn’t think of anything else at the time of registering the business?  The intention was to change it because they didn’t think it was much good but they never got round to it!  The business

Bitesize Interview Tip – Researching The Client

When you’re preparing to interview with a client and show them what a great match you are for the role, don’t forget the bigger picture: you’re not just applying to do a job in isolation, you’re applying to join their wider company. They’ll want to know you’ve done your research, but where do you start?

Supporters – way more than just cheering you on…

This week I had the honour of briefly joining James Williams for part of his world record attempt – running from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).  I ran with James for a period of the 4th day of his epic journey and was able to see close up the full magnitude of this challenge

Would you risk catching a prize carp without a landing net?

Onboarding is the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organisation “client onboarding is a critical time for any business” · “a little extra effort during the onboarding period can go a long way towards improving staff retention”  The candidate of choice can often feel a little ‘in limbo’ between acceptance and

Storytelling – Bitesize Interview Tip

When you are preparing for an interview, you should have a few examples that you can talk through which answer the key requirements on the job spec. But no one likes a bore and no one likes to listen to a monotone monologue: It’s the fastest way to kill your chances of getting the job.

The value of Start-up experience

Recruiting for many start-up businesses in the Technology sector over the years I’ve often been asked to find people with previous start-up experience when delivering a brief.  This may seem an obvious element of experience to seek when writing a job description for the next key leadership hire in your start-up business, however it is

James Runs Far

We love hearing stories from people like James. Now, here is a chap who is about to undertake one of the most gruelling challenges we have ever heard of! Not only is it a major personal aspiration for James to break this world record attempt but he is doing it in aid of raising money

Ernest Hunter Green appoints Alex Cooper as Managing Director

We’re pleased to announce Alex Cooper as Ernest Hunter Green’s Managing Director. Alex is one of the original founders of Ernest Hunter Green and has been an integral part of our organisations success to date. His appointment comes at an exciting time for the business as we enter into our next phase of growth and

Working Remotely or Not Even Remotely Working

How to test if you are suited to working from home… It wasn’t long ago that having a Remote Working Policy meant ensuring the batteries were charged and there was nothing in the way when pointing it at your TV. Then the world changed and we all started throwing around words like flexible, agile, smart

Failure Is An Option

How to job hunt on your own terms Failure is defined as an unsuccessful attempt to meet predefined expectations. So, change your expectations! For example, what is your expectation when you apply for a job? An obvious answer might be “to get the job”. Nothing wrong with that, but if 10 candidates are all in

Director of Interim Recruitment

We are excited to announce that we are looking for an experienced Interim Recruitment Director to join the team at Ernest Hunter Green. We have spent the last 4 years establishing our brand in the permanent recruitment world across Marketing, Sales, Digital and Finance and we are proud of what we’ve achieved. The next stage

Health, happiness and general all-round wellbeing

Ernest Hunter Green discuss the importance of Health, happiness and general all-round wellbeing in the workplace: We set out to create what we thought was the optimum working environment for recruiters like us – people who have created a successful career for themselves but who wanted to be part of a grown-up business that lets them

An offer in the hand is worth two in the pipeline… or is it?

Getting an offer is a great feeling, there’s no denying that. All those hours of preparation, rehearsal, interviewing, waiting, negotiating and, finally, the reward at the end of it all. But what about the other role you are at final stage with? Do you spurn it like a jilted lover, or do you give it

Is your career overweight?

Career Mindfulness: How is your career feeling today? If that seems like a ridiculous question to you then let me put it another way: how many times in the office this week did you smile / laugh / feel pride / succeed / learn / grow / help / create / inspire / be inspired

Contingent Vs Search

The real benefits of signing off an Executive Search campaign. Contingent Vs Search Recruiters are not shy when it comes to pitching a search. From day one it is drilled into our very souls that winning a search is the best way to guarantee a fee, exclude competitors and raise our personal brand in the market.

Always judge a book by its cover

When it comes to applying for jobs, everyone judges a book by its cover. Here’s how to stand out. “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Now there’s a curious notion. If I’m standing in a bookshop and I’m surrounded by books, how else am I supposed to decide? Literally shelves and shelves of beautifully

To Indignity and Beyond

To Indignity and Beyond – a practical guide to leaving your ego at the door and navigating redundancy Reality checks are never pleasant. The suit that goes from slim fit to bursting at the seams; the haircut that goes from trendy side parting to obvious combover; the marriage that goes from date night to ‘don’t

My name is Ernest Hunter Green and I’m a Recruitment Trampoline

Some of my recruitment friends tell me proudly that they are ‘ninjas’ or ‘headhunters’ or even ‘gurus’, but I like being a trampoline. Ninjas and headhunters sound great if you’re watching an Indiana Jones film, but it’s all a bit manic if you are trying to talk sensibly to someone about finding a new job.

Life is like a box of recruiters – too many at once will make you sick

A cautionary tale of more haste less speed. Life is like a box of recruiters – too many at once will make you sick Picture the scene: it’s 6pm on a Friday and you’re about to log off, when suddenly you get a call to say a key member of the team has just resigned.

The Importance of Being Ernest

Do you tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to your CV? There have been a few occasions where I have had conversations with candidates and they have openly admitted to providing misleading accounts of their work experience. I recall one instance where a candidate had left their

I’m walking away from a long-standing client today… and I feel great!

I’m having a particular struggle at the moment with a client who I have worked with for many years, and who wants to reduce my rates by a very significant amount. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a good negotiation as much as the next man, and I’m always prepared to dance, but there

Making the move to flexible working – my own personal Brexit by Dan Shaw

After 16 years of commuting into London I decided to take a step into the unknown and accept a new job that that offered a flexible working arrangement. As an experienced recruiter I’ve spent years negotiating flexible working arrangements for my candidates, but that had always been the odd day or two working from home.

A Modern Take on Recruitment

The world of business is changing. Flexible hours, mobile capabilities, remote working, global conferencing, digital meetings, online seminars – sitting still is not the status quo anymore. For some companies, this more flexible approach is key to their very success – now anyone can compete in a global market, network with people across the world,

It’s Coming Home

Working from home,  ​Working from home, I’m working, I’m working from home.   Working from home,  ​Working from home, I’m working, I’m working from home.  Agencies laughed me out the door, They’d seen it all before, They just know, they’re so sure That I’m gonna throw it away, career blown all away But at home I