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  1. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    +SandyMakesSense – Is there always a vacancy for you to find someone to fill?

  2. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I have a master degree in law but don't necessarily want to work in the law field… to what company do you think i could apply?

  3. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    It's very nice that you enjoy your job

  4. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hey sandy, I want follow you on linkdn.I do game testing for a living and i am multimedia artist.How ever my dream is to be a Matte painter and even a compositor.Maybe i can get few oppurtunities connecting with you. :D

  5. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Thank you for this video! I am on LinkedIn as well. Can you kindly give us any tips for building an appealing LinkedIn profile? Thanks! xx

  6. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Why are people who live in London arse holes? Why are Londoners so blind to the fact that the rest of the country HATES them? What would be the best way to say to southerners that you produce nothing apart from advertisers, politicians and bankers. That your accents make us want to vomit, you are a leech on resources. You are self important narcissists who no one would miss. I would just say YOU FUCKING SCUM. Whats your thought? Maybe FUCK OFF YOU fucking idiots. Piss off to Brussels. TWATS. P.S Carbonated drink = POP. Dick head.

  7. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Is it the same as a headhunter?

  8. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Sandy, you seem like a really nice and intelligent girl. I'll bet that you'll be really good at your new job.

  9. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Blasé HR Vs. actual quality control/picking the bestest and the brightestest. Your choice.

  10. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Can you do a video on CV'S and how to make a good one plz it will help me so a lot.

  11. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    That video helped so much! I would have a question for you, what would you recomment to someone that is looking for an (paid) internship in the UK in general? I have been searching for hours for internship that are longer than 3 months and that go into the HR direction. Are there any websites I could use to find something?

  12. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I was wondering if you could look over my CV and let me what you think based on a UK prospective, since I know CVs are looked at slightly different there than here in North America

  13. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    i worked in a recruiting agency, and it's definitely very sales driven. the company i worked for is one of the better ones as far as ethic, but some are super numbers focused, mostly at the expense of the candidate and client. you definitely aren't in HR and are a salesperson. i would recommend being very money motivated if you're interested in an agency.

  14. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Nice video! May I suggest a video where you will make a interview with your owdience.. What you usually ask while an interview? Waiting for your next video! Kisses from Greece!

  15. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hi Sandy! 🙂

    Is it really normal to randomly pop in a company with your CV to get a job in the UK?

  16. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    i'm about to go to uni to study architecture! really can't wait <3

  17. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hi, Sandy! I like your vlogs. Would you mind doing a vlog about a job for non EU foreign people in the UK?

  18. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hey Sandy, hope you're well!

    I'm glad you've brought up this topic, there's so much I have to talk about, hence I hope we can have a bit of a discussion and learn from one another!

    What does the company you work for do and what trades/professions are you usually involved with hiring?

    As you know, I'm a regular watcher of your videos and I often like them and comment on them and I think you do a great job on your channel! Hence please don't take the opinions I'm going to express personally, I'm not trying to be offensive by any means. I'm just expressing my experiences and I'm hoping we could discuss and learn from one another!

    So, I’m a mechanical engineer and most of my colleagues and friends from uni are engineers as well (from Australia) and most of us hold a lot of resentment towards recruiters…. We feel as though recruiters (in Australia anyway) don’t have the slightest clue about the position they’re trying to fill, applicants are just numbers to them, they only skim over applications and don’t take the respectful time to asses applications properly and they select application based on whether the application has particular words in it, not the actual content of the application. I say this because there have been so many times where someone I knew got a particular position in a company who only made it through uni because they copied other people’s assignments. And for the same position, some of the guys who got rejected were some of the best engineers in my cohort…

    As you can imagine, we apply for very specialized and specific positions within companies. We only know that we’re qualified to work these positions because of the 4 years of engineering studies we’ve completed. So I just don’t understand how someone with a degree in HR or recruitment is able to hire the right person for the job if they themselves don’t understand what the job entails. For example, when I write a CV or a motivation letter, there’s particular terminology that I’d use that someone in HR or recruitment just wouldn’t understand unless he or she also has a degree in mechanical engineering.

    Lastly, this is something that really annoys and disappoints me, the lack of respect many recruiters have for applicants. What I mean by this is, when an application of mine is not successful, I get an automated rejection email, this is fine. But when I email the recruiter back asking about why I was rejected and how I can improve on future applications, I expect at the very least reasoning for my rejection. Instead, I either don’t get a response or I’m usually met with an email along the lines of “Unfortunately your application didn’t fit the position”, yes I know that, but why….? This happens so often….. We put in so much time and energy into applications, if you (not you in particular Sandy, but a general recruiter) reject someone, at least have the decency and respect to provide some advice or reasoning so the candidate can improve and learn…..

    Sorry for the super long comment, but it’s a topic that affects me and many of my friends and colleagues and unfortunately it’s been a pretty rough ride for us.
    Once again, please don’t take it personally. I’m not trying to be harsh or offensive, I’m just shedding some light on my experiences. Hopefully we can make a constructive convo out of this!

    Ahh, also, one thing I just don't understand here in Germnay. Why do recruiters expect a photo on your CV???? :/ It's just so wrong, in my opinion. You should be selected on merit, not on how you look…..

    Have a great day! :)

  19. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    You look happy with your job 🙂 That's really important. -R

  20. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I said it before and I'll say it again, for money, sign on, free money innit, it's a laugh, it's a doss, no worries.

  21. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Excellent, informative video too btw! :)

  22. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I heard some agencies that recruit in warehouses have a high turnover of temps because they get paid per new employee. The warehouse will still keep the best people but it seems an odd way to incentivise the agency. Do you know how this model works? (More specifically I'm talking about Assist Recruitment that run out of various large warehouses – Argos, JD Sports, etc.)

  23. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    but you certainly don't need to find new people everyday? what if every position is taken?

  24. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I am still a Student, but I will be finished in a few months. I already did an Internship in the procurement of a textile retail Company and now I work in the Distribution… My dream Job in the Future is to become a buyer 🙂 But before I want to go to the UK,this is my first dream :)

  25. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I work for a lovely company called Greetingsbox selling packs of greeting cards online.

  26. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I work as a translator for German/English and English/German (but also studied Spanish) and absolutely love it. Mainly because you can work in pretty much any field you're interested in and move around countries (I am currently back in the UK, yay <3)

  27. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    What company do you work for if you don't mind me asking?

  28. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hi Sandy,

    Just a quick question. I am English and I speak a little bit of German, do you know roughly how difficult would it be for me to get a job in Germany?

  29. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    So mainly ur in HR and doing head hunting and so on ..
    have u ever interview a programmer ?
    moreover would u pls suggest some cv & resume tips
    <3 ur vlogs

  30. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hi! Amazing video Sandy. I am planning on moving to London in November. I am not going to apply for a recruitment job, but I'd love to work on the film industry or something related, as I have a Uni degree in Film,TV, and Media. Any ideas? I already looked up at some firms such as Warner, HMV etc. Hope I will be lucky enough to find something in my field or something that I truly enjoy doing :).

  31. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Hi Sandy, great video, I do recruitment too and also my degree was sociology :)

  32. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Sandy, I've got a question: how often do the british companies hire foreigners? is there any chance for a foreigner to get a job in London?

  33. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I like that you were indoors the whole video and still wearing your sunglasses on your head :)

  34. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Oh, I didn't know you went to Uni, I thought you finished school, became an AuPair and worked in England since then. Or did you study in England? But anyway, really enjoyed watching this video. x

  35. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Thank you for this video!!

  36. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I always wondered what steps you have on the recruitment carreer ladder? What is the best position you can get?

  37. January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Although I am not looking to find any recruiter jobs(not now) I enjoyed watching this video. Just out of curiousity, which uni did you go to?

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