5 reasons why hiring graduates is great for your business

Top graduates are hard to come by, and even harder to tie down. Every year, around the time that universities finish for the summer, and a new wave of graduates starts to emerge, there’s a scramble amongst recruitment agencies to get their hands on the best and brightest CVs. Top graduate CVs are like gold

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Modern recruitment, old fashioned values

Everything’s digital these days. Whether you want to book a holiday, buy a house, or find yourself a date, most things in life are only a few clicks away. Recruitment is no exception to this trend. Online job boards have long been an important part of the job market, facilitating the process for both employers

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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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The rise of social media recruiting

World gone social The world has changed irreversibly. Whether you think it’s for the better or the worse, it’s undeniable that technology and social media have become an integral part of the world we live in, permeating every area of our lives. According to recent research, the average person checks their phone 150 times a

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How hiring through a recruitment agency will grow your brand

There are numerous benefits to hiring through a recruitment agency, many of which have been well-documented, but some of which have perhaps not been given the traction they deserve. One less-discussed advantage that comes with using an agency is the way that they can help to grow your company’s brand. A recruitment agency’s job is

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5 Clever Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview

There is nothing worse than a bad job interview. Trapped in a room, your entire career hopes pinned on the one person you are trying to sell all of your godly virtues to, an awkward social exchange or outfit faux pas is all it takes to send a perfectly good interview in to a downwards

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AND THE WINNER IS…

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who entered the Kingsgate Recruitment Wimbledon competition – we’ve had SO many entries! And now we’d like to congratulate Kayleigh Dryden who is the winner of a luxury Fortnum and Mason hamper. Congratulations Kayleigh! Please email us jobs@kingsgaterecruitment.co.uk, so you can receive your exciting prize! Look

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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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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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