Mitch Sullivan

Mitch started in recruitment 30 years ago. You might recognise him from LinkedIn, where he regularly shares his insights into the industry, and has tens of thousands of followers. In 2016, he invited Jackie to join him in delivering live Copywriting for Recruiters courses up and down the UK and Ireland. Since then, they've trained hundreds of recruiters how to write better job ads. Mitch also does personal mentoring for recruiters and trains contingency recruiters how to transfer to retained. For more information, please see


What would an excitable Accountant look like? Someone who wets their pants when they see a profit-and-loss report? What about a passionate Project Manager? Someone who gets hot under the collar about Gannt charts? Is that really the kind of applicant you want? No, of course not. Those kinds of people are probably a bit …

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If candidates ever see a job advert that uses the term “the incumbent”, they should run, click away, swipe left. Companies who talk like this hate them. They treat their staff as the great unwashed. They think they’re doing the world a favour by having a job vacancy. Their HR department is probably still called …

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Phishing. Nobody needs this. When I first came into recruitment, most of our candidates came from fake jobs. They were fake because each one was an amalgam of different jobs and were really just telling a certain type of candidate that the agency was open for business. You could get away with that back in …

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Brad’s an Accountant. He’s been one for about 15 years. He’s sitting on the train home after a particularly bad day at work. First, he was passed over for promotion. Then his boss behaved even more stupidly than usual. On reflection, Brad has realised that he’s become stale and isn’t learning anything anymore. So, he …

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