Denise Mc Creadie
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That awkward moment in recruitment when…

"Hi Sylvia, I agree with you fully, there is definitely a difference between lying and showcasing different things on different CVs. But when a candidate says in one CV, that they have been a Logistics Manager for the last 8 years in one company, and…"
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Candidate Assistance – Recruitment and Selection Services

Candidate Recruitment is a division of Candidate Assistance cc and provides top quality recruitment services to individuals and companies. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and commitment to matching top caliber candidates with successful companies.

Candidate Assistance – Coaching Services

At Candidate Assistance we understand that trying to find a suitable job can become extremely frustrating. One of the reasons for this is because candidates spend many years studying and working towards becoming a specialist in their chosen field, but they never get an opportunity find out how recruitment works and the do’s and don’ts of the recruitment process.
After assessing candidates on where they are having problems within the recruitment environment, we coach and guide them into finding their ideal job.
Our services are ideal for both the individual as well as organizations that are retrenching staff & would like to assist their staff find alternative employment.
These services are tailor made to each candidate and can include but not limited to:
Mock interviews, consulting sessions, candidate pack and assistance with CVs and covering letters.

However if you require any more information then please visit my website
Or like our facebook page at
Or vist my blog
What companies or organisations are you with?
APSO, Ellahi Consulting,

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When are Recruiters allowed to do references?

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 7:55 3 Comments

A Recruiter is only allowed to do a reference on you if you have given permission. But be warned if it’s on your CV then technically speaking permission has been given and they may phone before your interview and before your chance to explain your situation!

I am convinced my Manager was a psychopath!

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 9:03 9 Comments

The reality of the situation is that in life you get good Recruiters and you get bad Recruiters. A bad Recruiter will accept your “I left my last job for greener pastures!” and move on with the rest of the interview. However it will only take a good Recruiter a few more questions around the subject before you say something like. “But I am convinced my Manager was a psychopath!” (oh no did I say that out loud?)

Don’t panic I also worked for that person and you would be surprised how…


The reasons why Recruiters don’t phone you back!

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:58 9 Comments

All you have to do is have a look at Hello Peter to see how extremely angry candidates get when Recruiters don’t go back to them. I understand their frustration as they took time out of their busy day to apply for the job, spent money to go for that interview, only to be abandoned and left hanging without any feedback on the final outcome of the recruitment process. I agree it is rude and unprofessional!

In my defence I have always tried to go back to candidates and I even received…


Why should you have all your jobs on your CV?

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:27 4 Comments

A candidate asked me why I thought it would be a good idea to have all of his jobs on his CV???  And I answered with the following 5 reasons:

  • You never know what a Recruiter is looking for. You may not have been successful for the current job, but now that they have seen all your experience, you may just match the next job that comes in.


  • Some recruiters will need all of this information to complete their recruitment process, and with the…

Scams in the recruitment environment

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 17:15 3 Comments

Fax Scam!

I am still receiving feedback from candidates who receive an unsolicited email requesting them to fax their updated CV and supporting documents (which generally includes ID, Drivers licence and certificates). The fax number 086 email to fax number and in some cases they also claim to be contacting you from one of the larger recruitment agencies! Unfortunately scammers use this information to steel your identity and qualifications and in the worse case marry you off or open… Continue

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At 10:03 on July 19, 2012, Bulie Ndodana said…

Hi Denise,

I am attaching 2 examples(cut &pasted) of the emails that request an updated CV even though I attached one to the application I submitted as response to the job adverts that I got from Indeed Job Alert.



At 12:08 on June 12, 2012,
Bronwyn Newman

Pleasure Denise :)

At 3:27 on May 17, 2011, Jonathan Oswald said…

Our client (UN organisation) has tasked us with finding a freelance expert to conduct interview assessments. We have the job description for purposes of facilitating the provision of a proposal.

The total number of candidates to be assessed is 11 (eleven), out of which the best 3 (three) will be competency based interviewed by the client and shortlisted for the assessments.

The client would like for the consultant to conduct assessments and tests on the best 3 candidates and the administered tests and the transcripts from candidates submitted for their office records.

Urgently e-mail us on

At 13:56 on May 16, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise I have referred your question to Alan but he's been at a conference - I'll try to get an answer by Monday. Regards
At 19:37 on May 6, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise thanks so much for being upfront about that - I'll forward to Alan who is the Editor & one of us will come back to you.
At 11:00 on May 6, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise,
I've discussed it with Alan & we think that it is ok to put on your page & you can use the Forum as well. We're a bit concerned about sending to the group members - especially if it's not directly related to the group members interests, they may be irritated by it & think it's a bit like spam.
We do get complaints from members if they think the group activity goes a bit "off message".
At 19:56 on March 16, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise, thanks for the info on your company - at the skills portal offices we have been asked for referrals to companies that can assist employees with retrenchment.
A discussion thread on recruitment would be great - go to Forum at the top of the page & then on the right hand side you'll see "Add a discussion".
I'm an HR generalist, I consult to a few companies, write some content for the skills portal, am working on some training courses to present at the GHM Entrust Academy, and am registered with UCT for my PhD - researching ABET.
At 22:00 on March 15, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise, what is the name of your company and what do you do?
At 21:30 on March 14, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Denise, welcome to our skills universe - your logo is fascinating - we're planning lots of interesting discussions.

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