Recruiter Thoughts

New year resolutions?

Resolution: ‘A firm decision whether or not to do something’, so says the dictionary. This word is a very common in the new year language, as we each take stock of another year past and what we intend to make of the fresh start a 1st of January represents. Embarking on a new fitness regime? Making more time for others? Working less, having more me-time? For many, it can also signify a new career start. And this is where CERN may come in at the right time for you: as the Organization looks back on a rich and fruitful 2016 and looks ahead to more exciting challenges for 2017, it continues to offer plentiful opportunities for students, graduates and professionals alike in many different domains. So take a few moments, cup of tea/coffee/beverage of choice in hand to browse our webpages to find out more about CERN,...


"Spotted an applicant reading Wikipedia while recording his video interview: not the best impression" MA


"Wishing all the best to the new Recruitment Unit Section Leader" MA


"Wondering how would perform a recruiter if he had to be in front of the scene." MA


"Note to self: Always have an extra pen during interviews" MA


"Wondering if people with a technical background always recognise that colleagues who studied behavioural sciences have also specific technical skills." MA


"Feel impressed about the work achieved by the Recruitment Unit in 5 years. Happy birthday to the RU!" MA


“Feel rewarded to see Hiring Managers understanding HR’s added value to recruitment.” MA


“Wondering what would happen if the Recommendations and Endorsement features on LinkedIn were further inspired by the star rating system already used by online retailers… Also wondering how relevant are these features when you can buy Endorsements online…” MA


Feel like those of you who did not miss the Cannes Festival are probably wondering who won the CERN 1st April Fools’ Day Awards. So here are the results:

– Application documents: Submitting a dental scan instead of a CV...