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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…

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…

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…

How to be a Good Leader

Cynthia “Cindy” Montsinger, Aegis CMCA ®, AMS ® •  people have the ability to change and a good leader can effectively motivate his or her team to excel. A snipit from “Dale Carnegie’s Golden Book — Be a Leader: 1) Begin with praise and honest appreciation. 2) Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. 3) Talk about your own mistakes before critizing the other person. 4)…

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