How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself” question

How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself” question

The team at First Base undertake hundreds of recruitment interviews on behalf of employers every year.  Well qualified people too often let themselves down by failing to prepare for the questions they should expect to be asked. Often the most stumbled over and feared...
Giving 75% effort but expecting 100% pay?

Giving 75% effort but expecting 100% pay?

No candidate would get very far in the recruitment process if on their CV or during interview they suggested they would give 100% in a new role based on that old employee ‘joke’ – I give 100% at work… 12% on Monday, 23% on Tuesday, 40% on Wednesday, 20% on...
Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future Leaders

In 2018 we sat down to explore what more our team could do to support the young people of Gloucestershire and the local community. We have been involved in many of the more traditional initiatives to help young people into work over the years. This year we wanted to...
Should you tailor your cv?

Should you tailor your cv?

The short answer is yes, you should tailor your CV. As a recruiter I see a wide variety of formats, styles and approaches to CV’s but the ones that really stand out are the ones that ‘check the boxes’ of my client’s requirements. With that being said, it is important...
So here’s why you didn’t get the job.

So here’s why you didn’t get the job.

We had to pass on bad news recently to a candidate well qualified for the job they had been interviewed for. It’s never a pleasant task to have tell someone they won’t be going forward to a second interview. We’d asked for feedback from our client of course and it was...