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Pros and Cons of…

Pros and Cons of Testing Mid-Level IT Consultant Candidates The recruitment process is time consuming and can be costly, which is why it is so important to make the right decision when hiring a new employee. Tests are not always common practice in every organisation, although due to the importance of practical knowledge in the IT sector, they can form part of the hiring process. These usually come in the form of aptitude tests, which are sometimes used in conjunction with an interview. Aptitude tests provide candidates with a series of questions and the answers will be used to determine how candidates deal with different scenarios. The answers are then compared to decide who is the most suitable. There is a lot of discussion around these kinds of tests and whether or not they should be used, particularly if they are the only means of deciding on whether or not a candidate is suitable for the role. What if a candidate manages to pass the test with no problem, but it turns out that they are not right for the job? On the other hand, they may fail the test but be more than capable of doing the job. These are some of the pros and cons of testing mid-level IT consultants.   Testing to Achieve Results While interviews can often be subjective and based on the opinions of individuals, tests can..

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How to Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile To Appeal To Recruiters A growing proportion of all career openings are now being filled by recruiters finding and approaching their ideal hires online. Correspondingly, fewer roles are being filled via advertising, which means that the next time you want to change jobs you can’t rely on finding and applying for jobs yourself. Consequently - and irrespective of whether you are actively considering a career move - to be in the running for the best positions you have to have a Linkedin profile that will be found by recruiters and that will quickly win them over when they find it. This blog is aimed at providing quick wins to help you craft a LinkedIn profile that will get noticed by recruiters and will make you stand out as a strong candidate. The backdrop to this is that LinkedIn have changed the site in ways that impact you as a candidate, including standardising the layout of LinkedIn profiles. This has elevated the importance of certain elements of your LinkedIn profile, whilst demoting others. Here’s everything you need to act on to achieve those quick wins.   Making a positive first impression There's one part of your LinkedIn profile that will be seen more than anything else. That's the combination of your name, photo and headline - as appears at the top of your profile page...

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