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Fill Construction Jobs Overseas or Watch World Cup Football?: A Construction Recruiter's Dilemma

As everyone knows, World Cup 2010 has begun in South Africa. Recruiters have the trouble of balancing a never ending international construction recruitment workload with their eagerness to see England triumph on the World stage. The four week spectacle brings with it hope, excitement, joy but possibly eventual heartache for every England fan.


Whether it be the pain of a penalty shootout or the anguish of a failed candidate not getting the job at final interview stage, us full time England fans and construction recruitment consultants have to have broad shoulders!. Its even possible to consider England’s failure to reach the Euro’s in 2008 as just like a great candidate you have prepared for the finals, who doesn’t even make the interview stage!...


Matching for Engineering Jobs in Hong Kong or the World Cup in the Pub?

The next month or so brings with it a serious dilemma for recruiters; do we stay that extra few hours at work and miss the final group qualifier? Or leave early and miss that perfect quantity surveying or engineering candidate to place in Dubai or Hong Kong? Do we stay at home to see England vs. Brazil in the Semi Final or work away in the office with our important email requisitions and premium construction expat candidate talent pools?


The heartache felt by millions as Rob Green fumbled the ball into his own net is synonymous with a recruiter’s pain and anguish felt when that bonus busting candidate drops out in the final minute, and nobody would want many of those cock ups would they?


The lure of watching the world cup is too much for some recruiters but don’t worry; at Maxim Recruitment we’re staying strong and continuing our efforts to find the construction industry around the world the people and jobs it needs.

Well at least during half time!


Dan works in the overseas construction recruitment resourcing team at Maxim Recruitment and would welcome any World Cup 2010 Panini sticker swaps!!

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