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Content and Community Manager at Jobsite. HR, Recruitment & Social Media blogger. Call 07966 144263, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I am now Content and Community Manager at Jobsite UK, recently voted Jobsite of the Decade.
Previously I have been a professional recruiter with several years experience of sourcing talent for leading companies in both the private and public sector, particularly focusing on the areas of HR, Finance, Resourcing and Sales & Marketing, and with a proven track record of developing & maintaining long term value-added consultative client relationships. My particular strengths are in solution design and delivery, account management, and the sourcing and attraction of talent. I have an extensive network of contacts within HR and Resourcing that helps give me quick access to the best talent. In short, I help companies hire great people. And I help jobseekers navigate the evolving world of Social Recruiting.
Social Media, Content Cration & Generation, Networking, Recruiting, Sourcing, Searching, FindingTalent, Helping Companies Hire Great People, Advising Companies How To Find Best Talent,Helping Candidates Jobhunt Socially, Blogging, Social Recruiting, Social Media Encourager.
Content and Community Manager at Jobsite
February 2011 – Present (1 month)
Recruitment Consultant (Permanent & Interim) at Courtenay HR
June 2006 – December 2010
Courtenay HR have specialised in the sourcing of permanent and interim HR professionals for more than 35 years. The business has a strong network of contacts and clients, and is recognized as a pioneering and innovative force within HR recruitment. I specialise in recruiting senior HR professionals, both permanent and interim, who work within the Management and Specialist community, in other words the Rising Stars. I look for lead specialists in Talent, Resourcing, Reward, Learning and Development, Organisation Design and Employee Relations, together with senior-level generalists and Business Partners.
Senior Consultant at Perriam and Everett Recruitment Ltd
April 2003 – 2006
Perriam and Everett places Recruiters, Inhouse Recruiters and Headhunters, all round the world. Clients vary from highly innovative boutiques, global Tier One search firms, international staffing businesses to corporate recruitment functions. I specialised in placing talented recruitment and resourcing professionals within the recruitment sector, and in-house into corporate resourcing roles. Placing billing recruiters, managers and directors.
Owner at Momentum Resourcing
April 1998 – March 2003
With Momentum Resourcing I specialised in sourcing Recruiters, In-House Recruiters and Headhunters for a range of recruitment businesses and specialist resourcing teams.
Consultant at Perriam and Everett Recruitment Ltd
January 1993 – March 1998
I specialised in placing talented recruitment and resourcing professionals within the recruitment sector, and in-house into corporate resourcing roles.
Prior to January 1993
Having trained and qualified as an accountant, I joined an accountancy recruitment business placing qualified ACAs into practices. Shortly after, I set up my own accountancy recruitment business, which ran for almost 3 years. After a spell with a leading sales recruitment business I took up the opportunity to join Perriam & Everett and help establish it as a major player within the recruitment to recruitment market.
Haberdashers Askes, Elstree – Maths, Geography, Economics, Spanish
Music, sport, arsenal fc, reading, economics, politics, currently learning to play guitar
“Mervyn is highly professional and has in depth knowledge of the HR recruitment market place. I have briefed him a few times on different – and always challenging – requirements, and he has demonstrated true understanding of what’s needed, and has always kept me informed of progress. One of the best things about Mervyn is that he will be honest and straightforward both with employers and candidates, which is something I have found very refreshing. He is also well up to date with the latest on social networking and other developments in e-recruitment, which is extremely useful and provides access to a different set of candidates than the more traditional approaches.”
— Marijke Cazemier, was Mervyn’s client
“I have known Mervyn for 8 years now and have been both a candidate and a client. Mervyn is quite simply the best recruiter I have ever worked with, his skill in getting to the point of a brief and in many cases showing me what I didn’t know I needed is exemplary. As a candidate Mervyn put me at ease and gave me the confidence to aspire to more. I would heartily recommend him to anyone and the company who secure his services are making an investment they will value for a long time.”
— Ailsa Suttie, was Mervyn’s client
“Mervyn is the most rare of recruitment specialists. He is both candidate and client focused,completely switched on and understands the entire field of HR. He is personable, interested andgenuine. He is a man of strong values and clearly works for an organisation that values andrewards its team on people focused results. All agencies may take a leaf out of Courtenay HR’s book, and particularly from Mervyn. I thoroughly recommend a man with high integrity and strong customer service. Mervyn is certainly one of a kind!”
— Sharon Clews, was Mervyn’s client
“Three things in particular strike me about Mervyn. Trust. Mervyn builds trust by doing what he sayshe will. Trust really matters in recruitment. Candidates and clients alike need to know that they arebeing well represented, and my experience of Mervyn shows he is able to achieve this. Social.Mervyn knows his way around the growing social world, on and offline. He uses social tools to greateffect for initiating connections, and importantly goes beyond online investing into real worldrelationship building. Encouragement. In recent months I was asked to play and sing live inconference, and though this was something I wanted to do, it was risky and I was veryuncomfortable about it. Through the afternoon as I prepared I received very welcomeencouragement from Mervyn. I hadn’t asked for it, he just sensed my unease and wanted tosupport me. With Mervyn’s reassurance, I delivered something which people enjoyed and I waspleased with too. These experiences stay with you, and that’s what I mean by encouragement.”
— Doug Shaw, Director, What Goes Around Limited, was with another company when workingwith Mervyn at Courtenay HR
“Mervyn was extremely easy to work with. He took time to really understand the role I was lookingfor and presented great candidates who were all met the criteria. He was also able to make recommendations about the best approach to filling the vacancy I had.”
— Frances Marlow, was Mervyn’s client
“Through Mervyn’s approach to candidate management when I was myself looking for a role, I would highly recommend Mervyn for his professional and refreshingly direct approach to deliver results. Indeed I would have no hesitation in approaching him for any future vacancies we have.”
— Patricia Leslie, was Mervyn’s client
“Mervyn is professional, down to earth and fully committed to the task in hand. He always puts others ahead of himself and is a real joy to work with. I would work with Mervyn again and recommend him highly to others,”
— Lynn Walker, Consultant, Courtenay HR, worked directly with Mervyn at Courtenay HR
“I have known Mervyn in a professional capacity for over 15 years. He is a professional recruiter with a strong value system and an expert in the field.”
— Zena Everett, Owner, Perriam and Everett Recruitment Ltd, worked directly with Mervyn at Momentum Resourcing