Access the "Hidden Elite"

Everyone knows how the process works. You need the right CV to get a job interview. And if the CV isn’t up to scratch – no job interview.

So – you need to build a CV for each individual job? But that’s easier said than done…………………

Top UK search recruiter Wynne Consulting are here to give you some guidance on how to best align your experience with each particular job. So – what if:

Continue reading How to build the best CV to prove you’re right for the job.

Date posted: March 22, 2024 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation

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Do you have e-mail overload? To many people the simple answer is “yes”.

To be the best that you can be, your organisation systems need to be simple and highly efficient. Continue reading E-mail overload ruining your working day? An amazingly simple e-mail inbox management system that gives you back control.

Date posted: March 15, 2024 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Self Improvement


Failure is the crucial learning tool that everyone needs in order to progress and succeed. If you’re afraid of failure you’ll never progress. You’ve got to fail sometimes to succeed overall.

We love the following quote from US basketball superstar Michael Jordan:

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.”

Never give up.


Date posted: March 8, 2024 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

A major part of our success strategy is ensuring that anyone going for a job interview through Wynne Consulting is prepared as much as possible.

Unusually it’s rare that the absolute best candidate gets the job, it’s usually the candidate that delivers the best interview who is subsequently recruited.

Interview preparation is absolutely key. Our template to success is as follows:

Continue reading Need a successful job interview? The secret is interview preparation.

Date posted: March 1, 2024 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Interview Strategy

“The job market in 1990 was a very different place to what it is today. Every town and city had numerous newspapers with reputable career sections where pages of job adverts appeared. If one caught your eye, common practice was to write a nice covering letter accompanied with a CV posted off to the advertiser. Most of the time you got no response, occasionally a polite company would send you a letter thanking you for your reply. There was the odd Recruitment Agency servicing the local area, but they tended to specialise in temporary workers and office staff………………………………………………………”

The advent of the internet has revolutionized the job market in the last 15-20 years, however another major evolution that has changed the job market has been the growth of the influence of the Recruiter (Recruitment Agency & Headhunter). Although Recruitment service suppliers have been around for many years, it is in the last 20 years that their influence and dominance in the job market has reached significant levels.

Continue reading What you need to do to get the job you want! Secrets on how the job market works in 2024.

Date posted: January 25, 2024 | Author: | 4 Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting


Having spent over 25 years working in Search Recruitment; the single biggest issue I’ve found is explaining to clients what is it that we actually do? How do we “add value” to their business?

And why does Search Recruitment beat advertising & work so much better than other “reactive” forms of recruiting? Why does Search Recruitment gets results in the war for the top talent in your market?

Continue reading Why does Search Recruitment beats advertising & an agency approach every time?

Date posted: January 18, 2024 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

Each recruitment process is unique, but there are some normal things that occur in the majority of cases. From a headhunter’s perspective, being aware of what’s happening can help you deal with the recruitment process and ensure you have the best chance of success. The top 10 things you should be aware of are:

Continue reading 10 things you should know about the recruitment process – a headhunter’s perspective.

Date posted: January 11, 2024 | Author: | 1 Comment » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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As the first serious frost of the Autumn/Winter 2023 season covers much of the UK; I was out with some friends over the weekend and an interesting conversation developed.

One friend was exalting the virtues of his lovely German saloon with leather interior, cruise control, faultless driving experience,etc. Another friend was championing how cheap his “Far East” manufactured car cost was “to buy and run”, the low cost for spare parts, servicing, etc.

Although the conversation was about cars – the two friends were coming from opposite ends of the scale in terms of car needs and wants. Kind of similar to comparing apples & pears.

This set me thinking about our clients;  “Transactional” and “Value-add”.

Continue reading How much value does your recruiter add to your business?

Date posted: November 30, 2023 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

As a leader and manager of any successful business a key component of success is finding and hiring the right people, at the right time;  with the minimum amount of time and effort expended.

We encounter countless fundamental errors that companies big & small make on a daily basis that are massively hampering their ability to attract and recruit the “hidden elite”. This is the top talent in any market sector. Make sure you don’t fall foul of our top 5 hiring howlers:

Continue reading 5 hiring howlers you need to avoid to recruit the top talent.

Date posted: November 23, 2023 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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Job interviews are a necessary part of any recruitment process, however with the right planning and approach even the most nervous of interviewees can avoid difficult interview questions and give a good performance (see our earlier article on how to prepare effectively for any interview).

Conversely – we regularly encounter situations where seemingly excellent job candidates have failed at an interview as a result of answers to one or two difficult interview questions.

Dealing with difficult interview questions that have a “negative” answer:

Continue reading The secrets to answering those difficult interview questions.

Date posted: November 16, 2023 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting