Category Archives: The Market

Five background investigation checks recruiters employ to weed out CV lies

  After reading How to Catch Lying Job Seekers by Rene Shimada Siegel of High Tech Connect, I wanted to turn her thoughts around to you: the digital communications job seeker in this tough market and the background investigations that …
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Which digital skills are in demand in 2012 (and which are hardest to recruit for)?

Just before Christmas, an Econsultancy survey identified a lack of staff with suitable digital skills as one of the key barriers to business growth. According to respondents, the top three most difficult skill areas to recruit for were: Web analytics …
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When is the best time of year to look for a job?

At Firehead, as recruiters, we’re often asked when is the best time to ‘put yourself on the market’ when you’re looking for work. This is an honest enough question if you need a job. As this question pops up even …
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The E-Snub: One Applicant's Revenge

This is too good to be missed! Check out how one modern applicant deals with the “E-Snub” on The New York Times Region column. The “E-Snub” being the most modern method for HR departments to avoid followu communication after the …
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