Head Hunt International Blog

  • Job market after pandemic

    Job market after pandemic

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    The covid pandemic disrupted labour markets globally since 2020. The consequences were sudden and often severe: millions of people were let go or lost jobs, and others were lucky to adjust to working from home, as offices closed. Many other workers were considerate essential and continued to work in hospitals, supermarkets, warehouses, but under new protocols to reduce the spread of the new virus.

  • 10 Essential Online Meeting Etiquette Rules

    10 Essential Online Meeting Etiquette Rules

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Remote working has come to stay, and while many love the idea of not coming back to traditional office settings, some people are still struggling with handling remote work activities such as online meetings. Working from home is new for many companies, therefore, there are a lot of things that employees and managers need to learn and figure out to make the most out of remote working.

  • Is recruitment a good career path?

    Is recruitment a good career path?

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Are you considering starting a career in recruitment? This industry is fast-paced and challenging, but it can be very rewarding and if you think you are a people person then we believe you will enjoy it!. What is recruitment? It’s the overall process of identifying, attracting, screening, shortlisting, and interviewing, suitable candidates for jobs.
    Sometimes, people who feel burned out at their jobs and want to try a different career path fall into recruitment. Working as a recruiter requires long hours and every day is different as this is a dynamic job, however, we can assure you that no one has felt their week was “dull” or “boring” as there is always something new happening and you get to meet many interesting people along the way.

  • Remote onboarding during COVID 19

    Remote onboarding during COVID 19

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Working conditions have drastically changed since the beginning of this year. Companies have had to make significant adjustments to carry on working, from adapting to remote working to creating new well-being packages for employees that suits the current world conditions (swap those group yoga classes for free subscriptions to online workout classes). Remember the pre-COVID 19 era when the first day of your new employee included a welcome lunch with other members of your team after an office tour? Well, now companies need to adopt new virtual approaches to welcome new employees.

  • How To Fight Employee Burnout During a Pandemic

    How To Fight Employee Burnout During a Pandemic

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Working from home has its benefits, you can wear your casual comfy clothes all day, not having to commute means extra savings to spend on things you enjoy, and better work-life balance as many jobs introduce flexible schedules. In conclusion, working from home should have a positive impact on employees, however, a recent report published by global recruiter company Robert Walters indicates that 36% of Irish employees feel that their mental health and wellbeing have suffered due to working longer hours during the pandemic.

  • Importance of Soft Skills

    Importance of Soft Skills

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    We know that relevant qualifications and experience give you a great advantage when applying for jobs. However, a lot of candidates focus mainly on selling that part of themselves and they forget about a key component that makes them standout: soft skills.

  • 5 reasons why you should let a recruitment agency help you find your dream job

    5 reasons why you should let a recruitment agency help you find your dream job

    Monday, August 31, 2020

    Looking for a job requires a lot of time, and it can also be overwhelming (especially in the middle of a pandemic). We understand that the job market is more competitive than ever and that after applying to many jobs and not getting a callback, you may feel discouraged.

  • 10 Tips for Working from Home

    10 Tips for Working from Home

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

    Remote working is slowly becoming the new normal, but for many of us adjusting to this type of arrangement has not been easy. Every person faces the difficult task of figuring out where to work and how to do so in order to maximize their performance, but also to maintain a work-life balance by knowing when to disconnect. If you’re wondering how to overcome challenges associated with working outside of the office, such as feeling distracted, unmotivated and out of the loop with colleagues, try out our top 10 tips below which may be the advice you need to remain productive and active from the comfort of your own home.

  • How to Make Your CV Stand Out from the Crowd

    How to Make Your CV Stand Out from the Crowd

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    At Head Hunt International, we know that candidates expend a lot of time and effort to craft their CVs, and we appreciate them for doing so. Your CV can be the key that unlocks a perfect job opportunity or it can be the very thing obstructing your path to success. On average, hiring managers take less than a minute to decide whether to give your job application further consideration, therefore, without a shadow of a doubt, your resume is a big deal, and will remain incredibly important for the remainder of your career. It is no wonder that many people attend CV workshops, courses and even have one-on-one consultation sessions with CV experts. A primary concern for most candidates is how to make their CV stand out from the dozens of applications received by recruiters and hiring companies alike, especially during periods when the job market is tight and competition is particularly high.

  • How to Maintain Productive Remote Teams

    How to Maintain Productive Remote Teams

    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    As many teams continue to work outside of the traditional office environment, maintaining productive teams is a top priority for most organisations. Competitive advantage is more dependent than ever before on the company’s ability to adapt to change quickly and smoothly, therefore businesses must ensure their teams are fully supported as they transition to working from home.