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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What do graduates really want from you?

We’ve placed many recent graduates in entry level and graduate roles. All of whom have very specific requirements when working for a company. A graduate’s first professional role is very important to them and we understand that the right role for each individual is essential. Over recent weeks we asked our graduates what they really

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Do Your Profile Pictures Affect Your Job Search?

Uploading funny photos of yourself is a big part of social media, but with over 90% of employers now screening and recruiting candidates through social media, you may be damaging your chances of being hired. Your social media profile may be your only chance to make a good first impression. Your CV along with your

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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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What Social Media Do Recruiters Really Check?

In today’s digital world many recruiters will use social media to see what their candidates are like before arranging an interview. A recent survey by a social media monitor Reppler found that 91% of recruiters use social media to screen candidates. You may not have anything to worry about, but the best policy is to

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Your CV: 10 seconds to read it or bin it

‘How do recruiters really look at your CV?’ Potential employers and recruiters look at your CV for a total of ten seconds before deciding whether you’re a suitable candidate or not. That’s pretty scary considering your CV is your first opportunity to make a good impression. And maybe your only opportunity if they decide they

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From Graduate to Working Professional

Graduating from university or college and entering the world of work is a big step. Even if you’re still at university you may have started looking for work already and should be prepared for becoming a working professional. As a graduate seeking work, tailoring your CV to specific roles, preparing for interviews and highlighting the

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Kingsgate Marketing’s Salary Survey

Are you paying enough to attract and retain top talent? Over the past 6 months we’ve carried out our most extensive Salary Survey for Marketing Professionals. We would very much like to share the results with you! During 2014 we gathered extensive research to produce our most precise Salary Survey yet. We looked closely into

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Cover Letters: A Waste of Your Time

I’m sure all of us at one point have spent a long time perfecting cover letter after cover letter. As a marketer within a recruitment agency, I’ve learned that recruiters rarely read cover letters. A detailed CV and skills match seems much more important when initially finding candidates. Author Tony Beshara’s surveyed over 3,000 hiring managers and

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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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