Posts tagged "interviews"
It's 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s only my second day of 2014 back at work and already I’ve had some really amazing conversations with people looking for jobs. Essentially they’ve been about people feeling really frustrated with the process of applying for jobs and dealing with recruiters or hiring managers. The issues seem to be largely about a lack of response...
Recruitment is not a science!

Recruitment is not a science!

Throughout my 20+year career in Human Resources and Recruitment, I’ve had numerous discussions about the merits of various recruitment techniques. I think nearly every person can think of times when a rejected candidate has turned out to be a ‘star’ or a hired ‘star’ has turned out to be a disappointment. For me, the most...
Testing Times for Financial Advisers & Planners

Testing Times for Financial Advisers & Planners

If you’ve been in the financial planning industry for a few years, you’ll no doubt be very familiar with the rising occurrence of technical and psychometric testing that you can be asked to complete when changing licensees. For other professions, this kind of pre-employment testing has been around for many decades however, for the financial...
Tips for Experienced Advisers

Tips for Experienced Advisers

At AdviserHead we’ve added quite a few posts aimed at helping career changers or recently qualified people enter and understand the profession they’ve decided to pursue – financial planning. In this post, we’re going to focus on couple of key tips for experienced Financial Advisers to think about in today’s hectic job market. A quick search of...

Broaden your financial planning knowledge

Another thing I’ve learnt over the years recruiting financial planners is now that people can do their qualifications through universities, they seem to actually know LESS about the industry. Before financial planning qualifications were offered in Universities, finding out about what a financial planner does and how to become one meant that people had to...
Personal Branding and Recruitment v2

Personal Branding and Recruitment v2

I know AdviserHead has touched on this topic before (21 Jan Post) and also it’s ‘cousin’ Corporate Branding, but I just seem to be hearing so many examples each day that I had to mention it again. ‘Personal branding’ is such a diverse topic and also very much a popular catch phrase at the moment...
Avoiding Interview Stress

Avoiding Interview Stress

I know there have been reams of advice and books written on this topic, but AdviserHead is going to try and highlight a couple of areas that I find help me. You may already been doing these things or maybe you’re not, either way, this post isn’t huge so it won’t take you long to find out....
When Reality Crushes Expectations in Recruitment!

When Reality Crushes Expectations in Recruitment!

With over 15 years working with candidates and hiring managers, I’ve pretty much heard it all hence why AdviserHead exists. Reasons for applying for or accepting a role can boil down to things like: ‘Their offices were so lovely and professional. I could really see myself working there.’ ‘The role sounded really interesting and they seemed...
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