James Uffindell – Is the CV still useful for recruiters?

We recently ran our Campus Representatives Lunch where we gather all our representatives (we have one at every leading university in every academic year) and talk to them about careers. Surely in this day and age (with Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in) students still don’t need CVs? To a certain extent this is correct – as…

James Uffindell: Securing venture funding and the importance of your team

We’ve just been lucky enough to secure some venture capital to grow our organisation. A consortium of five angel investors have backed us and Zach Miles, the former CEO of Vedior (previously the world’s biggest recruitment business before it was acquired), and Michael Jackson, the former Chairman of Sage (the FTSE 100 technology company), have…

James Uffindell: Assessment Centres

I like assessment centres. The group exercises in particular are just like watching an episode of The Apprentice live but (in the case of the ones I have recently been assessing at least) the candidates are all intelligent and all capable. Some shine when asked to present something, some are masters of succinctly representing a…

Whilst social networking is the most significant force to hit the internet since the web was invented, why is it that only 5% of people are currently finding their jobs through a social networking platform? The fact that the recruitment industry in the UK has been so unaffected by social networking seems strange when other…