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A Positive Job Market!

Trust Administrators/Trust Officers/Managers, Fund/Private Equity administrators, Compliance Officers and Company Secretaries The finance sector job market in Guernsey is in great shape — it has been for quite some time, but unfortunately that positive fact never gets a mention in the media - the doom and gloom of redundancies and closures are far more newsworthy! Thing is — doom and…

5 reasons why you should change your email address before sending your CV

So you’re entering the world of work and you want to make a good impression. You’ve  drafted your CV for your new job and you’ve  updated your social media profiles , but have you checked your email address? Leapfrog Recruitment Consultants are here to help by providing some key reasons why you should change your email address before sending your CV to a potential employer: 1)…

What does your social media profile say about you?

You may not know it, but one of the main vetting processes involved in recruiting is checking an applicant’s social media profile. 43% of employers confirmed that they would scan social media before hiring a candidate, with 51% of employers who searched confirming that they found content which caused them to not hire the applicant (CareerBuilder, June 2014). With this is mind, we think…

How to handle handing in your notice

So you have done some of the hard work by compiling your CV and covering letter correctly, being invited to interview and successfully being offer your ‘dream job’. But, there is still work to do, namely handing in your notice. This can be a daunting process for some people,  do you do it verbally or in writing? Either way, what are you meant to say? You need to prepare for this part of the…

Almost there…

So you’ve sent your CV and full cover letter in to a company and they have come back to say they would like to arrange an interview with you. Great news! However the hard work is not quite over yet, so don’t sit  back and think its a done deal just because a meeting has been set up. The hard work is just about to start. Interviews can be stressful and at times bring out the negatives in a…

Interviews

Interviews can be incredibly daunting, regardless of whether its your first job or if you are already established in the world of work. Preparation is key to any successful interview. We have produced a guide that we offer as a helpful tool to anyone embarking on an interview. It will hopefully make the process run smoothly and result in a positive outcome. Information worth finding out before…

First impressions are everything

First impressions are incredibly important and none more so than when you are applying for a job. Your first encounter with your future employer starts when you send them your CV and covering letter. Most people think it’s at interview stage and plough lots of time and effort into researching and preparing for this, forgetting the other crucial elements that get you to that stage in the…

Graduates

Its that time of year where soon to be graduates are contemplating their futures. It can be a daunting time as choices made now could determine how their life pans out. Its important that career decisions are taken seriously and preparation when searching for jobs is imperative in this market place. Potential employers want to know you have researched their company and have a genuine interest in…

University Isn’t Always the Answer

With today’s economic climate, it would seem the general  consensus is that in order for a school leaver to succeed in their chosen career, they will have needed to have gone to university. And it would seem that people are listening, as, despite the increase in university tuition fees, the average university intake per capita is still on the rise. But, is university really the right…

What NOT to say in an interview

This morning, I was on BBC Radio Guernsey discussing what to say and more importantly, what not to say in this market. Preparation for an interview is key, and knowing what questions to ask and what to say can really boost your chances of interview success. Please click on the  link below to listen to the interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ph5vc Further information on some of the…

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