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Career change? Score a coaching position for Manchester United

Fancy exchanging the world of recruitment for being assistant boss at Premier League behemoth Manchester United?

Hospitality/Leisure 20 April 2018

Canine critics queue up for chance to become news hound

A dog-friendly travel company has been inundated with applications for a canine critic to carry out property reviews.

Hospitality/Leisure 18 April 2018

US brewer seeks beer expert for UK opening

If you know your beer and fancy getting paid for tasting it, then we might have the perfect job for you.

Social recruiting May 2018

Social recruiting May 2018

Some of you have being having a great time going around and around, bouncing up and down and singing about your success…

16 April 2018

PA role offers travel and luxury but you need the martial arts moves

Could you give the Karate Kid a run for his money and don’t mind cutting up people’s food for them?

Recruitment’s hammer thrower Bennett in hammer final

Recruitment’s representative in the Commonwealth Games missed out on a medal last weekend.

Executive search 9 April 2018

Doritos to recruit superfan to test new products

Do you fancy a career change? How about becoming a professional snacker?

Netflix recruits professional TV show binge-watcher

Are you a massive fan of Black Mirror, G.L.O.W. or The Real Ghostbusters and do you want to get paid for watching said shows on Netflix?

Hospitality/Leisure 5 April 2018

Dutch recruiter YoungCapital’s spoof spliff

A Dutch recruitment agency, who announced last week it was trialling the offer of a joint or a shot of alcohol in a bid to get candidates to relax at interview, has admitted the story was an April Fool’s joke.

3 April 2018

Embellishing the truth – the lies candidates tell

Have you ever come across a horse-hating candidate or one that’s lied about the extent of their culinary or internet skills?

3 April 2018

Dog-friendly travel company seeks pawsome canine critic candidate

Do you have a discerning dog that’s currently between roles? We have the pawfect role for them.

Jobseekers get a shot at a new role with YoungCapital

A recruitment agency in the Netherlands has hit upon a rather unusual approach to get candidates to relax at interview – by offering them a joint or shot of alcohol.

Are you an emailer from hell?

Are you guilty of sending candidates vague or shouty emails using exclamation marks, or with profound quotes?

Recruiting Scrabble champ is subject of a question on The Chase

Which recruitment consultant was the subject of a quiz question this week on ITV’s game show The Chase?

23 March 2018

Graduate raps her way into work

We’re not sure whether this is becoming a trend but we have been sent another example of a job rapplication.

Postal Museum on the lookout for an Easter Bunny

The Postal Museum is on an Easter hunt for a new recruit of the floppy-eared variety.

21 March 2018

When life throws you lemons and limes, send off a rapping letter

What’s the most innovative job application you’ve ever received? Can it beat a rapping cover letter?

Marketing & Sales, Retail 20 March 2018

Recruiters: are you getting enough sleep to function properly?

On World Sleep Day it appears recruiters are missing out on sleep, if evidence from some of the sector’s leading figures is anything to go by…

16 March 2018

Social recruiting April 2018

Whether you’ve been busy fundraising and handing over cheques or just getting on down with your canine consultants, you’ve let us know…

15 March 2018

Doggie day care café seeks human recruits

Do you like dogs? If our recent coverage of all your canine consultants is anything to go by, then here’s the pawfect role for someone.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 15 March 2018

Spurs recruits ex-military to work in its stadium

Tottenham Hotspur is recruiting ex-military personnel to work at its new stadium.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 13 March 2018

Slow-coach Flippy gets fired for not cooking up enough burgers

While the march of the machine appears to be making great strides, replacing humans as check out operators and warehouse staff, it would appear fast food workers can rest easy for now.

Retail, HR 13 March 2018

Lego offers candidates a building block to a new career

Can you put together a Lego Millennium Falcon or Death Star in your sleep?

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 13 March 2018

London firm recruits for sex toy tester

A London-based company is looking to recruit a tester for its – erm, shall we say – ‘adult’ wares.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 12 March 2018

Jobs’ job application up for auction

A job application filled out by a rather famous entrepreneur is set be auctioned in the US this week by Boston-based RR Auction.

7 March 2018

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