4 signs that the candidate you’re interviewing is worth the gamble

Interviews are always tricky to negotiate, regardless of which side of the table you’re on. The difficulties of interviewing as a prospective candidate are well-documented, but the process is by no means simple for the interviewer either. As a hiring manager, you’re under a huge amount of pressure to make the right decision, with the

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What questions should you ask at the end of a job interview?

A job interview should be a conversation, not an interrogation, so it’s crucial that you have a good selection of questions prepared beforehand. However, what you ask at the end of the interview will reflect on you as a candidate, so it’s important to make sure you think carefully about your choices. Steer clear of

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3 lessons to be learnt from Channel 4’s The Interview

Anyone who’s ever had a bad job interview (so, pretty much all of us then) will be able to empathise with the candidates on Channel 4’s new documentary, The Interview. The programme films real candidates going for a real vacancy at a real company, giving viewers a warts-and-all look at the awkwardness and difficulties that

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The Importance of Assessing Soft Skills when Hiring Staff

Imagine that you have two candidates competing against each other in the interview process. The first one has excellent technical ability and strong experience but is unfriendly, awkward and difficult to get on with. The second is less experienced and doesn’t have the same level of technical expertise, but is naturally charming, confident and affable.

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Like, how do I get that job?

The word ‘like’ has infiltrated our language. Reminiscent of a virus, arriving from across the pond via television programmes such as Friends and Keeping up with the Kardashians. ‘Like’ has grown from a trendy quirk to a full-on epidemic, threatening to simplify our vocabulary and our minds with every use. We all know a ‘like’

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The Recruiters Guide to an Interview

We have found that prior to registering with Kingsgate Recruitment, most candidates have failed to succeed at their first interview. We learn from our mistakes and this means that we get better at interviewing and have more success after having multiple interviews. The first interview you go to is likely to be for your favourite

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Special Friday5 with Kingsgate Recruitment

1. What is your current role? Mark Sweatman, Co-founder I am a founding partner at Kingsgate Recruitment and we are currently in our 8th year of operation. We have just launched Kingsgate Marketing Recruitment as this is a niche that we have gravitated towards and our Marketing clients have demanded we spend more time operating

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