Finding a job

A new take on job applications!

A Canadian recruitment agency has come up with an innovative idea to sell their candidate’s and their skills. “ Recruitment Rocket”, based in Montreal, ask their candidates to answer a number of interview questions using their own computer and webcam. Along with sending employer’s candidates’ CVs and a summary of the recruiter’s initial thoughts, these candidate responses are recorded…

Tips on writing your CV

In this market, your CV is your key in opening up the role you desire. Undersell yourself through your CV , and this cost could you that all important initial interview for that role you are so interested in. So how do you write a CV that captures your next potential employer’s imagination? Firstly, and arguably most importantly, make sure you check your CV … and then double check it… and…

Personality v Qualifications by Sir Richard Branson

This article is courtesy of Sir Richard Branson  who says.….. ‘ Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality. If you can find people who are fun, friendly, caring and love helping others, you are on to a winner. Personality is the key. It is not something that always comes out in interview – people can be shy. But you have to trust your judgement.…

Dangers of Facebook

First Leapfrog blog of the New Year —  Happy 2014 to all. First big tip to everyone!! The DANGER of Facebook!! FB can be the difference between getting and interview or not and getting a job or not. Please be very aware in this social media era where information is available in the tap of a keyboard – that anything written about you is very easy to find out about. HR , Managers., in fact…

Don’t network yourself out of a job

Nearly half of UK professionals use social networking sites regularly in a professional capacity and 60% are aware that employers use them to research potential recruits, according to a new survey by Hays, the leading recruiting expert. But interestingly, a large number (48%) of employees questioned are not concerned about the potential implications their presence on social networking sites may…

E-Gaming Opportunities

Guernsey is becoming an increasingly popular place for e-gaming business to relocate to. The infrastructure and regulation available here is first class and because of this the island is very attractive to companies looking to build a physical presence is the island. We have been asked to assist a number of these business and have exciting career opportunities in the following areas. IT…

Social Networking Remains Threat to Job Seekers

News Story in from “Recruitment Today” Social networking remains threat to job seekers W ednesday 10th November 2010 Nearly half UK professionals use social networking sites regularly in a work capacity and 60% are aware that employers use them to research potential recruits, according to a survey by recruiter Hays. But interestingly, a large number (48%) of employees questioned are not…

Got an interview/ job offer – what next?

More and more companies are requiring candidates to provide a certain amount of documentation before they can start work. Due to compliance regulations and security checks, you can be asked for qualification certificates, utility bills as proof of address, home address details going back 5 years, passport/visa or travel documents as proof of ‘gap years’ or periods of extended travel and…

Importance of being prepared for an Interview.

Interviews are your way of impressing your experiences and personality upon an unknown entity. Being fully prepared for an interview, no matter what the position and level is paramount to your success. As standard you should know the information you have provided on your CV inside out so that no questions asked should come as a surprise! Dates, Company names and duties provided by yourself should…

A sense of optimism

It has been a busy time in the recruitment world, there is definitely a sense of optimism coming from our clients in Guernsey and this is reflected in the positions, both temporary and permanent available at present. For us as an agency, it is really good to see our clients beginning to grow again and attract the right people for their businesses moving forward. We are also seeing a large number…

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