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Facebook “Talent Contests” to rival recruiters? We don’t think so!

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 14 July 2017 11:32

This week, we learned from the Standard that Facebook is planning to enable candidate contests and skill comparisons as a means to rank and “distil talent” on behalf of employers making recruitment easier and more efficient.

We’re not sure that employers will agree.

In an online world where buying tickets, groceries, books and toys has been simplified, the notion that finding, assessing and hiring an employee can be automated is a worry.

It’s a worry on at least two levels.  Firstly, online identity fraud has risen 57% in the last year and Social Media channels are a “hunting grounds” for identity fraudsters*.  Secondly, Facebook’s idea sees assessments taking place through external, neutral judges.  But who is judging the judges?

Managing human capital has never been easy but we don’t put forward candidates until we’ve seen the whites of their eyes and the insides of their passports to ensure that they are who they say they are and can do what they say they can do.  No machine will ever be able to replace that skill.

* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36701297

If you are interested in registering and being considered for some of the top jobs in some of London's coolest Media/Fashion Agencies, get in touch now at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and come and see us!!!

The Pulse Team



Written by Pulse Search Friday, 07 July 2017 11:41

The No. 1 thing that can ruin your job interview is surprisingly simple: Displaying Low Energy.

I've seen it plenty of times myself and have heard it from many different Hiring Managers.

While it can be hard to define what exactly "low energy" means, here's what it typically looks like:

•    Slumped shoulders
•    Lack of eye contact
•    Slowness to respond to questions
•    Not smiling
•    Flat speaking voice
•    Leaning back in the chair
•    Not asking questions
•    A general lack of enthusiasm

It comes down to a simple truth: If you don't clearly want the job, it's near impossible to persuade someone to give it to you.

Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, underscores this point in her career advice book "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This."  After years of analysing why some candidates dazzled and others disappointed, she realised the ones she liked seemed excited to be there...!

Suzy Welch: The one interview question I always ask -

"There's even a little bounce to their step when they walk into the room, and you may sense that bounce even when they're sitting in the chair talking to you," she writes. "They want the job, and they're not afraid to show their passion."

White says too many people tamp down their enthusiasm because they're nervous or worried about seeming unprofessional, and it's the worst mistake you can make. "Here's what you must remember: It's the hot tamale who wins the day, not the [candidate] who's as cool as a cucumber," she says.

What can you do to make sure the interviewer sees how much you care? Start by smiling wide and sitting on the edge of your seat with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Come prepared to talk about why you're a great fit and what you've achieved in the past. Ask lots of follow-up questions.

Energy is contagious. If you show that you're excited about the job, the hiring manager is much more likely to be excited about you.

So, always display bags of energy - and show that you really want the job you're interviewing for!!!

Good luck
The Pulse Team!

Pulse Gives Young Professionals a Helping Hand

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 02 June 2017 10:14

Last Friday, two of Pulse's senior consultants were invited to visit one of London’s most reputable and successful Business Schools – Quest Business.  We interviewed a number of students – some of the brightest minds to come out of this year's group.  We were able to offer them our expertise in the media and fashion worlds and gave them thorough competency guidance and advice. 

With a collective industry knowledge of over 40 years, our consultants were able to share valuable experience and it is always a pleasure to meet the stars of the future and help them secure their dream jobs.

If you are now looking to work with some of London's best companies within the Media or Fashion worlds, be it on a temp or permanent basis, make sure you get in touch with us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and get your updated CV across for expert tips, honest advice or just a friendly chat!!

Best of luck to all the Quest Graduates for their graduation day in June and we all hope you have a great summer!!

Best wishes,
The Pulse Team


Pulse is expanding....

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42

Pulse is a leading Recruitment Agency specialising in the Media, Retail and Luxury Goods sectors.  We are now looking to recruit a Junior Consultant/Resourcer to work alongside the expanding team.  With over 15 years' experience as market leaders, Pulse has an exemplary client list of high profile companies.  We are very proud to be working with many of London’s leading companies in the world of Advertising, Television, Music, Film, Publishing, PR, TV, Fashion and Luxury Goods.  Due to the expansion of our business we are now looking to recruit a new member of the team!

Duties Include:


Sourcing and interviewing junior candidates
Liaising with existing clients
Taking briefs from clients
Filling temp briefs alongside the Temps Controller
Shortlisting and briefing candidates
Keep temps availability spreadsheet up to date
Keep temps working spreadsheet up to date
Ensuring new starter details are kept up to date
Assisting the Temps Controller with weekly ring rounds to temps and clients
Chasing temp timesheets on a weekly basis

New Business

Researching potential new business leads
Following up on leads for new business
Keep new business spreadsheet up to date

General Administration

Social Networking – keeping Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pulse website up to date
Posting ad copy for recruitment job boards
Keeping candidate filing up to date
Keeping abreast of client/industry news
Preparing pitch documents for new business meetings
General ad hoc duties supporting the Perm and Temp Consultants

To be considered, get your CV across to us ASAP!!

Pulse is appointed to the IPG PSL

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 31 March 2017 09:58

We are very pleased to let you know that we have been appointed to be part of the Interpublic Group Preferred Suppliers List.  We have been working with many of the companies within the group and look forward to forming new relationships with the others.

Caroline and Rob attended a Recruitment Fair yesterday held by Yuno Juno and had the pleasure to meet many of the Recruitment Leads from many of the IPG agencies.  We brought along some seasonal daffodils and pink heart shaped chocolates to give to our clients and they seemed to go down very well.

We really look forward to providing top talent to IPG over the next year.


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