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Recruitment Rant – Part 3 August 29, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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The last recruitment consultant rant hasn’t yielded any reader comments, so this will be the last Recruitment Consultant rant, period. The swansong, the final word, the final whinge…until the next time.
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Recruitment Rant – Part 1 August 16, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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I haven’t posted for a while, so going to vent on my favourite topic, recruitment consultants.

Had a recruitment consultant ring me up and here’s a transcript of the conversation.

Recruitment Consultant: “are you interested in a job at Barclays?”
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A Recruitment Consultant Calls… May 23, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation, Working Life in Britain.
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This encounter with a recruitment consultant is courtesy of one my regular readers. He works in Information Technology in Financial Services and his recent experience with a consultant is lovingly reproduced here. At least it saves me writing something coherent. Of course, the name of firm has been changed to protect the innocent. As a taster, the frustration with the low calibre of recruitment consultants has become a pandemic. (more…)

Interview Woe – Part Deux June 5, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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I will admit I am flogging a topic to death but you have to laugh at the farcial, if not absurd questions Interviewers ask, otherwise one would cry.

I went for an interview for a contract position recently. Usual gig. They are having difficulty in recruiting a permanent auditor so have elected for employ a contractor. However, their local difficulty in sourcing an appropriately skilled auditor does not mean they will be less stringent in the interview process.
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More Interview Woe May 29, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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As the two readers of this blog will be aware, my pet topics are dim auditors, dumb HR officers and plain dumb interview questions. Unfortunately, given this week’s events, this rich seam of blogging material shows no sign of abating. Audit Monkey was subjected to some inane interview questions but in particular had me beat:
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