Leapfrog news

Leapfrog on the Road to Victory…

Our Leapfrog Volleyball Team has had a great season so far this year and is on the road to victory, currently remaining at the top of the league table. Leapfrog Vs Situations Leapfrog started the return to the season by playing their recruitment rivals Situations… All three sets were required to settle both mixed league matches as volleyball returned after the Christmas break at Beau Sejour. In…

Teenage Cancer Trust — Southampton Unit Visit

Leapfrog are very proud to have the Teenage Cancer Trust as their chosen charity for this year. As I also sit on the charity’s committee, I am able to feed back to Leapfrog any information regarding how the charity works and the fundraising efforts achieved, as well as what the proceeds have been used towards. Although the fundraising we do goes towards many projects including research into…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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