How to pick the right passive candidates

Sometimes, just sometimes, your normal online recruitment in Northern Ireland isn’t bearing fruit. You’ve done all of the ‘right’ things – put together a job advert, post it on a job board, optimise your careers site nicely – and yet, no one who is applying seems to be quite right for your vacancy. Is the ...more

The Candidate Journey vs. A Non-Optimised Career Site?

The recruitment industry is changing, and is once again candidate-driven to improve the candidate journey online. Recruiters and HR professionals are having to hone their candidate attraction strategy, in an attempt to draw the attention of the right applicants. Many turn to recruitment software, such as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and careers sites, to give ...more

Past performance vs future potential – which matters more?

It’s a key question for so many of the companies that use recruitment agencies in Belfast and other parts of Ireland: do you hire on the basis of a candidate’s past record, or instead their potential for the future? Hiring has so often been done on the basis of the former – after all, that’s ...more

What does a recruiter really expect to see on your CV?

Selling your skill set and previous work experience and qualifications to the employer is of great importance in successfully communicating your suitability for the specific role you have applied for. In today’s climate, no matter what level/seniority of the role, there will undoubtedly be a considerable degree of competition amongst competing candidates. Your Curriculum Vitae ...more

Newspaper recruitment advertising for online audiences

Writing recruitment advertising for your local newspaper was traditionally the form of advertising the majority of companies adopted in the initial stages of the recruitment drive. You may think it is an easily transferable process when doing so for an online audience, however traditional press advertisements don’t usually rely on the right structure and keywords ...more

How Pinterest can help shape your career

When shaping your pathway to your ideal career Webrecruit Ireland would normally recommend existing candidates to make LinkedIn their number one focus of their online networking. That said, Pinterest shouldn’t be ruled out and recognised as a competing network in online recruitment and it is important to understand the advantages of this visual-heavy social platform. ...more

What Not to do with Social Media while Job Hunting

Job hunting can be time consuming, stressful and a long drawn out process. The heartache of sending out endless applications, receiving rejection and to top it off having to deal with any current workplace frustrations is enough to drive anyone crazy. Social media is now being widely used in today’s business world and hiring managers ...more

How to fix sales recruitment mistakes

With such a high volume and density of people looking for jobs, you’d think seeking new staff would be relatively simple to find outstanding sales people. However, sales recruitment can be challenging! With the lack of jobs this has increased competition within the hard hitting sales recruitment market. And with so many companies throughout different ...more

Tips on How to Perfect your Online Job Adverts

Recruitment advertising isn’t an easy task and one that shouldn’t be taken for granted. HR managers don’t always fully understand and appreciate the skill of writing effective online job adverts and how different it is to that in the press. Online and press advertising have similar characteristics in the sense, that the detailing of the ...more

Have you considered Instragram as a staff recruitment portal?

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn play a key role in the social media platforms for Webrecruit Ireland (www.webrecruit.ie), and have all been covered and examined for their relevance as an online staff recruitment portal. However the new and upcoming Instragram has created a unique difference in the technological world of social networking. The capability and instant ...more