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Cotswold Adventure

Its all change here at Leapfrog! Claire, our current Office Administrator is leaving Guernsey and heading back to the UK with her family. With this in mind her replacement, Harriet Le Page has spent the last 6 weeks getting associated with the role in order to take over the mantel. Harriet will be in touch with all of our clients over the next month or so in order to introduce herself. Harriet is…

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…

Changing Times

As with all areas of finance, compliance has also become an essential part of business for Recruitment Agencies. Once an offer has been made our clients expect a high level of clarification and due diligence before they can progress further. This means putting in a bit of additional work yourselves. Examples of some of the most common documents required are below: Police check, References for…

The Dandelion Project

The underlying motivation behind The Dandelion Project is about bringing the community together to help create a better place for us all to live. We can all sit and moan, which we all do, but the Dandelion Project is giving us the opportunity to actually do something, apart from just sitting and moaning! We all have our own ideas on making Guernsey better, most of which have, over the years,…

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…

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…

Leapfrog has a very important announcement to make…

As a company, we are dedicated to showing support to local charitable organisations. For 2013, Leapfrog are very proud to be partnering Teenage Cancer Trust’s Guernsey Appeal and sponsoring their Afternoon Tea event on 16 th March 2013. Teenage Cancer Trust was founded in 1989, with the Guernsey arm formed in 2011, all of whom are devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young…

It’s tonight! Leapfrog sponsored Fireworks at the Rugby Club

Tonight sees the Leapfrog sponsored Firework display at the Garenne Stand, Footes lane. Although there was bad weather earlier this morning, the forecast looks more promising for this evening, but please do still wrap up warm. Parking is available at the old rugby club, the Grammar School and the park and ride car park. This is a FREE event, with entry beginning at 6pm, and the biggest…

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