3 Signs you’re ready for a new job
01 Dec 2019
You may have considered leaving your current role a few times but never been able to pull the trigger. If these signs relate to you then it’s time to dust off your CV and find something new.
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Christmas Millionaire Maker T&Cs
15 Nov 2019
Fancy winning 50 Christmas Millionaire Maker Lottery Tickets? 1st Recruitment are giving one lucky winner the chance to WIN £1 Million with our lottery ticket competition! Could one of these be the winning ticket? To enter, all you have to do is register for job alerts using the following link: - its that easy!! The winner will be announced on 12th December at 5pm, ahead of the lottery draw on the 19th December. Good Luck! Terms and conditions apply.
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How to achieve the promotion you deserve
30 Oct 2019
You may feel like you are smashing it at work, but this doesn’t always mean you are due a promotion. Here are the clear signs it’s time to sit down with your line manager and discuss your career development.
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3 lessons on decision-making from a poker champion
13 Oct 2019
Is it better to be lucky or good Liv Boeree dives into whether we should trust our gut instinct or take a more logical approach when it comes to decision making.
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How to nail a telephone interview
06 Oct 2019
These days it is not uncommon to be asked to do a telephone interview as a part of the screening process. This is often to ease along the hiring process when there are a large number of applicants or if the interviewer is tight on time and wants to get a good understanding of the candidate before inviting them in for a formal interview. So how do you make sure you secure that important face-to-face encounter? Here’s our top tips for nailing your telephone interview.
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How does the stock market work?
29 Sep 2019
Oliver Elfenbaum guides us through the fascinating history of the stock market and just how it works.
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What not to say in your resignation letter
16 Sep 2019
The time has come to move on from your current job position. Whether you’re leaving due to issues with your working environment, or have found another opportunity to advance your career, there are certain things you should make sure to say or avoid writing in your resignation letter.
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Why working from home is good for business
04 Sep 2019
Watch CEO and co-founder of Wordpress Matt Mullenweg share his insights into the productive and social benefits of permitting your employees to contribute to the workplace from home.
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Fast-paced success - thriving within a high speed business environment
02 Sep 2019
The speed at which we conduct business is accelerating. In this day and age it is crucial to be agile and adaptable in order to succeed, and most businesses now expect these qualities in any prospective applicants. Here are some of our top tips on how to nurture your nimbleness in the workplace.
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What it takes to be a great leader
26 Aug 2019
Roselinde Torres discusses what it means to be a successful leader for the 21st century. She calls upon extensive research into thousands of organisations and their leadership skills programmes to highlight where there is room for improvement as well as what the key signals are to an adaptable, modern and able leadership candidate.
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Summer is a great time to search for a job - here’s why
19 Aug 2019
It is a wide misconception that the summer season is not a good time to be job-hunting. Many graduates and non-graduates alike may be taking the summer months out to relax and travel before diving into job searching for the autumn period - so seize the opportunity. The summer is as good a time as any to throw yourself into the recruitment process. Here’s why...
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How to manage stress at work.
12 Aug 2019
Stress! In some capacity stress is unavoidable in the workplace. A little bit of stress can help you stay focused but a lot of stress can be detrimental to your emotional and physical health. Here are our top tips to keeping on top of your stress levels...
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Top Tips: Searching for your first job.
05 Aug 2019
Getting your first job is a monumental experience but can also be stressful. Many entry-level job seekers leave school or university having studied for an extended period without direction of what next. Here’s some key qualities you will need for your job hunt.
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Refreshing your career this summer
22 Jul 2019
On the long journey of a career, it can be hard to continue to motivate yourself or strive for progression. Summer is a great time to put some oomph back into your job, here are our top tips.
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How to get a job by the time you graduate
15 Jul 2019
When graduation is looming, you will want to spend time with friends and making the most of your final days at university. Therefore, it is important the hunt for your graduate job is well and truly underway by this time.
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Helping the kids on their job search
08 Jul 2019
Parents want their children to have access to the best opportunities, and it is essential for parents to know how to prepare their children for the future. It can be tempting to hold your child’s hand through the process but it is important the journey is driven by the individual applying for roles. Here are healthy ways to assist your child in their job search, without doing it for them.
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Embrace the near-win
01 Jul 2019
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?
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Warning flags in job adverts
24 Jun 2019
Searching through job advertisements can be a minefield, particularly if you’re new to the job-hunting game. Here’s our list of red flags to look out when searching through job listings to help you decide whether a role is right for you.
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How to get a great summer job
17 Jun 2019
Whether you’re looking for a summer position as a school leaver, or wanting to bring in some extra pennies between terms at university, there are a few pro tips and tricks to finding a great summer job.
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Our illustrated guide to dressing for success part 2
10 Jun 2019
Last month we shared our illustrated guide for dressing for success for the gents. Now it’s the ladies turn - here’s our illustrated dress code to look the part at your next job interview.
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How to find work you love
03 Jun 2019
Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.
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Cleaning up your online presence before searching for a job
27 May 2019
It’s safe to assume that, with 70% of employers checking social media when considering a job candidate for a role, it is important to make sure your online presence reflects what you want the employer to know about you. Here’s our pointers to cleaning up your social media presence.
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Our illustrated guide to dressing for success part 1
20 May 2019
First impressions really do count, so what you choose to wear to an interview can be just as important as how you answer the questions. Here’s our illustrated guide to looking the part at your next job interview, starting with the gents.
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Why being respectful to your co-workers is good for business
13 May 2019
One of the most important factors to getting ahead in your career, according to leadership researcher Christine Porath, is to start being respectful to your coworkers. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success.
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The Best Entry-Level Jobs in the Channel Islands
07 May 2019
Not sure what type of industry to go into as a recent graduate or school-leaver? There are amazing opportunities here in the Channel Islands, view just some of our prospective entry-level jobs.
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University VS Apprenticeships - Which should you choose?
29 Apr 2019
Picking the right path after finishing school can be difficult. Here are our list of pros and cons for both university and apprenticeships / trainee roles to help you decide which might be the best fit for you..
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T&Cs - 1st Recruitment Charity Comp.
26 Apr 2019
Terms and Conditions Friday Win - Charity Comp. This month we are celebrating the incredible work local charities do in Jersey and Guernsey, and are giving you the chance to WIN £100 for a charity of your choice in the Channel Islands! Is there a local worthy cause that you’d like to nominate? All you have to do is LIKE and SHARE this post and COMMENT below with the local charity you would like us to give this amazing prize to. We will pick a name at random, and their chosen charity will receive the donation. The winning charity will be announced on 10th May!
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Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience
22 Apr 2019
Few people end up in positions which directly line up with their qualifications or experience. This short but on-point TEDtalk by Jason Shen perfectly sums up how to make yourself more attractive to potential employers, and why ability should be valued more than credentials.
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Why extra-curricular activities are great on your CV
15 Apr 2019
What do you think is the most important part of your CV? Your education? Any previous work experience? How about your extra-curricular activities? Believe it or not, it’s not always your grades or prior jobs that will secure that role. Here’s some great ideas of extra-curricular activities that could give your CV that extra advantage.
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Graduate advice: How to ace your first entry-level interview
08 Apr 2019
Your first entry-level job interview can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you are interviewing for a role relevant to your qualifications for which you haven’t acquired any prior work experience. Don’t fret, here’s our advice for combating the nerves and preparing yourself to ace your first entry-level job interview.
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Top career advice for recent graduates
01 Apr 2019
We all have moments when we look back on our lives and consider if we’d known then what we now know, somehow it might have been easier or different. This is particularly true when it comes to our working lives, and the career choices we make. But what are the fundamental bits of advice we wish we could give to our younger selves? Here are 3 key bits of advice for recent graduates to help you in your future career.
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Top survival tips for working mums
25 Mar 2019
There’s no question about it, working mums are real-life superheroes. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner we wanted to celebrate all the magnificent multitasking mothers and share our top survival tips straight from the working mums’ perspective.
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How to answer: what are your strengths and weaknesses?
18 Mar 2019
Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “what are your strengths and weaknesses?” And did you find it a difficult question to answer? Sometimes it can be hard to know what to list as strengths for fear of coming across too brash, whilst describing your weaknesses seems counterintuitive in an interview situation. Here are some good examples of strengths and weaknesses to use in answer to this question.
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How to identify a workplace with great company culture
11 Mar 2019
So you’ve just landed your dream role, but it’s not until your first day on the job that you realise the company culture does not fit your ideal of a great place to work. This scenario is all too common, but there are some measures you can take to find out whether a company’s culture is the best fit for you. Here’s our guide on how to identify a workplace with great company culture.
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Interview questions: what are your salary expectations?
04 Mar 2019
One of the most difficult questions to answer in any job interview is what you expect as a salary. How do you know if you’re aiming too high or missing out on an opportunity to earn a better wage? Here’s how to answer “what are your salary expectations?”
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Not happy with your salary increase? Here’s what to do next...
25 Feb 2019
Whether you’re offered no pay rise at all, or a lower raise than expected after your latest performance review, it may not be reflective of what you feel you deserve. Here are 5 actions to take if you’re unhappy with your salary increase.
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How to correctly negotiate a pay rise
18 Feb 2019
There are some key steps to making sure your negotiation for a pay rise will be more successful and some definite tactics to avoid. Here are our do’s and don’ts for approaching your employer for a salary increase.
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How to understand your market value and get the right salary for you
13 Feb 2019
It can be difficult, especially when applying to a new job or negotiating a pay rise, to know exactly what salary is appropriate to ask for. Your employer is likely to ask what your salary expectations are but how do you know if you are underselling yourself or being too ambitious? Here’s our guide to understanding your market value to make sure you’re on the right salary.
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Creating the perfect LinkedIn profile
04 Feb 2019
LinkedIn is widely used as a respectable online platform to communicate your professional background to prospective employers. Many employers or hiring managers will, upon receiving your CV, proceed to Google you to find out more about your online presence and a strong LinkedIn profile is just what you want them to find. So how do you make sure your LinkedIn is going to leave a positive impression?
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How to sell yourself when you don’t have the right experience
28 Jan 2019
Applying for a new job can be scary, especially if it’s a role you’ve really set your heart on. But what do you do if your experience falls just outside of the requirements? Don’t let lack of necessary skills put you off sending in that application, instead here are some things to take on board to help you land a job even if you don’t have quite the right experience.
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4 great entry-level jobs for school leavers
21 Jan 2019
Looking to get your foot through the door in your desired industry but not sure where to start? Here are some perfect entry-level jobs to help jumpstart your career.
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Eleanor
20 Jan 2019
Eleanor is our Temp Desk Controller here at 1st Recruitment. We asked her what she loves about her role and her island home of Jersey.
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How to bag your new dream career in 2019
14 Jan 2019
Ready to jump back on the wagon and start 2019 with a new, exciting and more rewarding career? Here are some key tips to help you bag the perfect new job this year!
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Survive January with these money saving tips
07 Jan 2019
Don’t you love that feeling of getting paid early in December, just in time to join in all the Christmas festivities? However there is no forgetting the consequence of this...the long and painful drag through until January payday. It can make January feel like it’s never going to end and this isn’t helped in the slightest by the cold, dark days. Need some advice to help keep the January blues at bay and keep you financially steady? Here’s our top tips for pinching the pennies until the first paycheck of 2019 lands in your hands.
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Georgina
06 Jan 2019
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Work New Years resolutions for a more successful 2019
31 Dec 2018
Make 2019 your ultimate career year with these top New Year's resolutions to help you become more successful.
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Signs you’re suffering from Crimbo Limbo
24 Dec 2018
Between Christmas and New Year is a no man’s land of confusion and horror. As we sit in a pile of roast potatoes, leftover wrapping paper, and a sad Christmas tree no one will take down until February, we feel a bit like crying. These are all definite signs you’re stuck in the middle of Crimbo Limbo but don’t forget to look out for these other red flags…
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Natalia
23 Dec 2018
Meet Natalia, our Operations Manager. We asked Natalia a few questions about being a part of the 1st Recruitment team.
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5 reasons why it’s great to work on Christmas
17 Dec 2018
Have you been roped into working at the office whilst all your other colleagues are off enjoying their festive holidays? Don’t feel bitter about it, in fact there are some great benefits to working over Christmas. Here’s a few reasons why it’s great to work on Christmas day...
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The ultimate office Christmas - how to liven up your office this festive season
10 Dec 2018
Get even the biggest Grinch at your workplace into the Christmas swing with these top ideas for spreading some festive joy in the office!
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Megan
09 Dec 2018
Meet Megan, our Assistant Manager in Jersey. We sat down with Megan and asked her a few questions about life at 1st Recruitment.
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The do's and don't at the work Christmas party
03 Dec 2018
The annual work Christmas do can be a great time to really get to know your colleagues in a more relaxed environment. But it is important to remember it is still a work event so to keep it professional, appropriate and avoid anything which could potentially damage your reputation at work. Here are our do’s and don'ts for your work office party…
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4 things you should ALWAYS do at the end of a job interview
26 Nov 2018
Interviews are nerve wracking. You can never be certain exactly what questions an interviewer will ask, but there are a few things you can do and say towards the end of the interview to make sure you stick in the employers mind. Here are our top tips…
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Reece
25 Nov 2018
Meet Reece, one of our talented Recruitment Consultants here at 1st. We asked Reece all about his role in the team and what makes the Channel Islands so special.
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A guide to writing a stand out cover letter
19 Nov 2018
How can you make sure your job application is going to catch the eye of your prospective employer over the potentially hundreds that might fall into their inbox? The best place to start is with a killer cover letter. Here are some top tips...
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3 top tips for brightening up your work space
12 Nov 2018
On average we spend nearly 25% of our time at our place of work, so it is important to have an environment which you find inspiring and engaging. Here are some top tips for optimising your work space and increasing your productivity.
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Michael
11 Nov 2018
Introducing Michael, the Recruitment Manager who oversees both the Jersey and Guernsey teams. We sat down with Michael and found out what makes his role at 1st Recruitment so rewarding.
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5 signs it is time to jump back on the job search
05 Nov 2018
If you’re starting to get that itch to rewrite your CV or find yourself casually browsing the internet for what jobs are on the market, it may be time to look at how happy you are in your current job. It’s easy to be afraid of the unknown but this often leads to staying in a role that ultimately you don’t enjoy. If you’re umming and ahhing about whether to jump back on the job hunt, here are 5 signs that it might be time for a change.
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Top 3 skills you can learn online to improve your CV and get hired
29 Oct 2018
If you’re looking to broaden your skill base to improve your employability in our digital age, or are simply interested in learning something new, there are a handful of areas to consider studying to give your CV that little something extra.
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Molly
28 Oct 2018
Meet Molly, a Recruitment Consultant on team 1st. Molly relishes the challenge of finding the perfect job for her varied candidates. We had a quick catch up with her!
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Building responses to tough interview questions: ‘So, tell me about yourself...’
22 Oct 2018
No matter how well you prepare for an upcoming interview you can never be certain which questions will be thrown your way. Even if you spend hours inspecting your potential new employer’s website, research every minuscule detail of the company’s history, and reread the job description for the hundredth time there is often a chance that you’ll be thrown a curveball question.
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No experience? Here's what to write in your CV.
15 Oct 2018
Are you a school leaver or graduate with no experience? Writing your CV can be daunting but it is important to remember everyone has been there. It’s a classic catch-22, you need valuable work experience but you don’t have any experience to get the internship or entry level role you need! Here’s what to include in your CV to show you have the right attributes and attitude to get the interview.
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Winning remote interview tips 📱💻
08 Oct 2018
In modern recruiting, it isn’t always possible to have a face to face interview. Employers may ask you to have a phone or video interview instead. Here’s our top tips to get the job.
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Stephanie
30 Sep 2018
We are so lucky to have such a great team. Meet Stephanie, Recruitment Consultant on Team 1st! Find out what the most satisfying part of her job is for her and an A&E related fun fact!
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4 thoughts that can stop you succeeding.
24 Sep 2018
As well as putting in a lot of hard work, success is nurtured by a state of mind. Here are 4 thoughts successful people avoid.
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How to deal with office gossip...
17 Sep 2018
We all know that office gossip exists. Gossip is not always necessarily bad, for example it could lead to the knowledge of a new role or opportunity in your company but the office rumour mill can also be hurtful not only to feelings but careers. Here’s how to deal with it…….🗣
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Emily
13 Sep 2018
Meet Emily Marie, a Recruitment Consultant on team 1st! Find out what makes her tick....
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Interview questions that employers have no right to ask!
10 Sep 2018
When looking for a new job, the interview process can be gruelling. But there are some questions that employers really have no right to ask. Do you know what they are?
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Quick Fire Round - Meet Ciara
31 Aug 2018
Meet Ciara, our lovely Receptionist, we asked her some questions about life at 1st and had a general chat.
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Why you aren’t getting responses from job applications - and how to change this
20 Aug 2018
The frustration of no response when you are job hunting is a classic and can leave you demotivated. Are you sending out a large number of job applications with absolutely no luck, feeling like even a no would be better? Depending on the size of the company, employers receive hundreds, sometimes thousands of applications for the positions they have listed. Here’s how to stand out in the process to avoid radio silence from potential employers.
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Maternity/ Paternity Leave - Tips for a smooth transition back to work
13 Aug 2018
Going on maternity leave is an exciting and wonderful thing, but returning to work can seem daunting. Here are our tips for a smooth transition back to work…
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Refer a Friend Scheme (T&Cs)
11 Aug 2018
Find the perfect job match for a friend and you’ll both receive a £50 voucher to a business of your choosing.* Win-win.
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Negotiating non-monetary benefits in the workplace.
06 Aug 2018
Many people equate appraisal time with a bonus or salary increase, however with an ever changing economy sadly this isn’t always viable for your company. In this instance there are other non-monetary benefits that employees value which smart employers will listen to and action.
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THE LOVE HEARTS APPEAL - Petanque raises £2,792 for charity.
23 Jul 2018
We are delighted to announce that our recent sponsorship of ❤️❤️ THE LOVE HEARTS APPEAL - Petanque Doubles Knockout Tournament ❤️❤️ has raised £2,792.08. The money will go towards helping children from Jersey that require care and assistance at Great Ormond Street.
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New job tips: 5 tips for a winning 1st impression
23 Jul 2018
So you have a new job and need to make a winning first impression? Here’s 5 tips on how to introduce yourself well.
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How to move into a leadership role
16 Jul 2018
Without great leadership in a business, a resulting lack of organisation and motivation is inevitable. Out there today there are many young, talented and enthusiastic individuals chomping at the bit to be in leadership and management positions. But how do you achieve this? If you want to move into a leadership role at work, here’s how make positive steps towards calling the shots as well as ways to effectively manage, motivate and support staff...
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Interview Tips: How to answer, 'Do you have any questions?'
13 Jul 2018
We’ve all been there, it’s the end of an interview and you are asked, ‘Do you have any questions?’ Your interviewer has been grilling you to see if you are the right fit, but now it’s your turn. This is your opportunity to understand more about the company, role and culture, but fail to ask relevant questions and you can seem under-prepared or uninterested. Here’s what to ask….
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How to deal with the classic story of ‘more responsibility but no compensation.’
10 Jul 2018
Ever been asked to work towards tasks which were not initially outlined in your job description, and yet not received a change in job title or a rise in salary? This scenario is rife in the modern working world and is responsible for a sea of under-appreciated, demotivated and disheartened employees in offices across the globe.
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⚽ Croatia V England - Guess the score to WIN! ⚽
09 Jul 2018
We are so close - what is your prediction for England’s semi final match? Are the Lions on a roll? Guess the score for your chance to win a £50 voucher to Café Spice, Jersey.
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Sweden V England: Guess the score to WIN
04 Jul 2018
The 1st Recruitment World Cup Draw continues... Predict the score: SWEDEN V ENGLAND to WIN
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3 tips to harness productivity. 🕒
03 Jul 2018
We all know the satisfaction of a productive day, and the frustration of one wasted. Here are our top three tips to work smarter and get things done.
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⚽England V Belgium - Guess the score to WIN ⚽
25 Jun 2018
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Graduate tips: sparing some thoughts for your future career
22 Jun 2018
So, finally all of the hard work you have put in at University has paid off and you are excited to start a new chapter of your life in employment! You are on your way to meet new friends, try new things and take on greater responsibility (as well as a salary!)... but there are some important things to note before making the transition from the world of the learners to the earners.
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1st Recruitment World Cup Draw - England vs Panama
19 Jun 2018
The 1st Recruitment World Cup Draw continues... Predict the score: England V Panama to WIN!
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4 tips to avoid distractions at work
15 Jun 2018
In a busy office it can be difficult to concentrate, you have calls and emails to answer, colleagues to distract you and sometimes even an office dog to make friends with. However, small distractions can ruin your overall productivity for the day and affect your quality of work. Here are our top tips to maintain your focus….
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⚽1st Recruitment World Cup Draw ⚽
11 Jun 2018
World cup fever has hit! The first England game is just one week away and the 1st team are giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes simply by guessing the score. So what do you think? 3-0 to the three lions? An absolute shocker in the group games? All you have to do to enter is LIKE our page and COMMENT with your score prediction below. We’ll pick a winner at random from all those who get it right. So keep your eyes on our page for updates.
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4 things you should cover in your next appraisal
04 Jun 2018
Performance reviews can be stressful but this is actually an opportunity for you to be honest about what you want to achieve in the next six months, where you see your long term role within the business, plus raise any concerns you may have. The sure way to get the most out of this process is to arrive prepared, here’s our appraisal checklist….
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How to resign without burning bridges
28 May 2018
So you’ve got a new job offer, you are taking some time out to retrain or you’re going on maternity or travel leave, exciting times are ahead! But the prospect of handing in your notice at work can tinge this with a little bit of anxiety. Here are our tips to ensure you are leaving professionally and without burning bridges.
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Buzzwords not to use in an interview
21 May 2018
When applying for jobs and interviewing it is important to be mindful that your interviewer has seen a fair few candidates during the process. This means that you have to stand out during the interview stage itself. How do you do this? Avoid the below buzzwords….
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Graduate tips: how to impress in your first job
14 May 2018
Congratulations you have landed your first ever job. All the exams, stress and job hunting has been worth it and you are ready for that first step on the career ladder. But making the right first impression really can give you a head start. Here’s how…
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3 strategies for overcoming fear in your career
30 Apr 2018
Making changes in your career, pushing yourself and pursuing your passions all takes courage. Here are 3 tips for overcoming your fear of the unknown and going for it.
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The importance of knowing your worth
23 Apr 2018
Knowing your worth in the workplace is imperative to progressing in your career, but also to earning a salary you deserve. Casey Brown, with TED Talks, shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.
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Here are 4 signs that you deserve a promotion
16 Apr 2018
We’ve all been there. You think you’re doing everything you can possibly do to reach the next step in your career, but progression isn’t happening. Here’s some signs that you are on the right track & deserve that promotion.
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Three ways to 'Spring Clean' your career
09 Apr 2018
Spring has sprung. Here’s three ways to utilise this positive time of year dust the cobwebs off your career.
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Why Easter is a great time for Jobseekers
26 Mar 2018
With Easter bank holiday around the corner, many of us will be escaping for a mini break or chilling out and spending time with family. But for jobseekers it is actually a prime time to job search, here’s 5 reasons why….
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3 things successful people do before 9am ⏰
19 Mar 2018
We are all mesmerised by the allure of the snooze button, especially during a busy week. But being half asleep when you get to work is not indicative of a productive day. Here are 3 things successful people do before 9am….
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5 habits of smart working mums
12 Mar 2018
The reality is that parents (both mums and dads) work. With Mother’s Day just gone, we are celebrating working mums! Research has revealed the habits of smart & successful working mums who nail it everyday. There isn’t much they can’t do, but here are 5 things they practice to ensure they are always on it, in both their professional & personal lives.
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How to start your dream job NOW.
05 Mar 2018
When it comes to our dream careers, “one day”, “after I have more experience” or “once I’ve saved” can all be preventers of following our true passions. All too often we make excuses that stop us from (for example): owning a business, changing career or retraining to ultimately do something we love. So, we have put together 4 steps to help you turn your passion into your pay check….
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How CPD courses can give you that extra edge whilst job seeking 💻
26 Feb 2018
Having interesting and relevant CPD courses under your belt shows a potential employer that you are dedicated, motivated and an addition to their team. Talking about these courses during an interview is an excellent way of showcasing these qualities. Here are just some useful courses which could give you that extra edge….
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Five transferable skills you need, that have stood the test of time. 📝
12 Feb 2018
10 years ago we didn’t have the iPad, Google Chrome and WhatsApp and of course all the jobs associated with them. Meaning that jobs like AI Engineers, App Developers, Social Media Consultants and even Uber Drivers simply didn’t exist. More than ever we are seeing an ever evolving job market, as technology and roles develop continuously. These developments mean that new and exciting jobs probably haven’t even been created yet, so making sure you have these core transferable skills can ensure you are always qualified and hireable.
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Use focus to achieve your career goals
05 Feb 2018
Many capable & ambitious candidates who want to push themselves in their career need help keeping focused. Here are our top tips to staying focussed and getting your career moving in 2018.
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How to start a CPD plan & why!
25 Jan 2018
Continued Professional Development, who’s got time for it? You. Here’s why you need a professional development plan & how to get started…..
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Job applications: how to identify your key strengths
15 Jan 2018
Whether it’s a quick fire question round in an interview face-to-face or within your covering letter or CV, the most important thing to do when you are applying for a job is sell yourself - something that doesn’t come naturally to everyone. To do this you need to identify your key strengths, here’s how…..
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The Top 10 most in demand jobs in the UK for 2018
08 Jan 2018
Recruitment Experts have revealed the top 10 most in demand jobs for 2018 in the UK. Are you a professional in one of these promising sectors?
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The importance of decluttering for 2018
26 Dec 2017
As the New Year approaches, the 1st team are spending valuable time with loved ones and switching off. However, we are also preparing for a new business year by decluttering. Some may think this is unnecessary & can be kick started on return to work, but the benefits of preparing mentally & physically in advance really are unquestionable. Decluttering doesn’t have to be a monumental task. Here are 3 simple ways to get ahead of the game for 2018..…..
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The ONE quality all employers look for in a CV
26 Dec 2017
There is one quality, that ALL employers are looking for in a CV - something transferrable across all sectors. And that is….
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02 Dec 2017
That's right the Xmas lottery winnings have risen to £845,000.00 and counting!!! And were giving our 1st jobseekers in Jersey and Guernsey the opportunity to WIN 100 tickets (worth £200!)
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5 things great networkers do
22 Nov 2017
Networking. Some people thrive off a room full of new faces, others dread it. Either way networking events provide an invaluable opportunity to connect with like minded people, suss out what is happening in your industry and beyond, and be on the radar of potential clients / employers. Here are our 5 tips to working the room.
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Can you dress for success?
10 Nov 2017
We spoke to owner of Roulette Clothing, David Cullen, who gave his top tips on how to dress for a job interview.
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The Top 5 career regrets that UK workers have
10 Nov 2017
New research has revealed the top 5 career regrets that UK workers have. Our top tip would be to get advice before making important career decisions. Our friendly consultants will help make sure your next move, is the right move.
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The REC’s ‘Future of Jobs’ calls on more collaboration between businesses and schools.
08 Nov 2017
In a recent report from the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation), which analysed the success of the UK jobs market, a conclusion was drawn that more collaboration between businesses and schools is imperative for growth.
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The future of Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment
01 Nov 2017
AI (artificial intelligence) has been utilised by Recruiters for a while, aiding tasks such as screening CVs and assessing candidates. But two new products, which aim to remove the element of human bias in the recruitment process, show just how effective AI can be.
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Time for change?
30 Oct 2017
The average person changes their career 5-7 times in their working lives. Is it time for a new challenge? Here are three signs the answer is yes!
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Free coffee for a week for you and a colleague!
14 Sep 2017
Win FREE coffee for a week for you and a colleague from Bean Around the World.
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
18 Aug 2017
With all the tickets now sold out for the Jersey Hospice Care Lottery. 1st Recruitment are giving you a chance to WIN £1 Million with our lottery ticket competition! Is this the winning ticket? All you have to do is visit our Facebook page, LIKE our page and TAG at least one friend who you would treat if you WIN!...
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1st Recruitment Group helps raise over £2,520 for “The Love Hearts Appeal"
18 Jul 2017
Building on from the success of previous years tournaments, 1st Recruitment Group are pleased to announce that their recently sponsored petanque doubles knockout tournament held in and around Gorey help raise over £2,520 for "The Love Hearts Appeal" (A charity set up to assist sick Jersey children who very much depend on the expertise and care of Great Ormond Street Hospital).
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Join our vibrant team at 1st Recruitment Group!
21 Feb 2017
Are you a people focussed individual who thrives on success and looking for a new opportunity? We are looking for a positive, vibrant person to join our busy team.
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1st Recruitment Group and the people of Gorey raise £770 for Headway Jersey
15 Dec 2016
Last Saturday the people of Gorey, Jersey donned Christmas attire to take part in the 1st Recruitment Group Christmas Petanque Doubles cup competition in aid of Headway Jersey. Aided by mulled wine and Christmas music a competitive yet humorous competition ensued. The tournament was quickly followed by a Christmas lunch and quiz at the Bass & Lobster. £770 in total was raised for Headway Jersey.
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Fancy winning 100 Christmas lottery tickets?
09 Dec 2016
With a prize fund now over £1 million - 1st Recruitment are giving away 100 tickets to 1 Lucky Winner. Like and share for your chance to be a millionaire! Check out our Facebook page for more details!
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A recent survey reveals that sales skills are vital to career progression in business
10 Oct 2016
Skills most associated with salespeople such as negotiation, persuasion and being a good listener, have been named as vital to career progression amongst senior business leaders in the UK.
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Win x 2 weekend tickets for Jersey Live!
11 Aug 2016
We at 1st Recruitment are giving you the chance to win a weekend ticket for you and a friend to attend Jersey Live!
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1st Recruitment Group launches new job alerts App in The Channel Islands!
03 Aug 2016
All the latest jobs in the Channel Islands & overseas at your finger tips!
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1st Recruitment Group offering free career and mentoring advice to all summer 2016 graduates
22 Jun 2016
Congratulations to all summer 2016 graduates! Mission accomplished or is it? What next? If you don't know what to do with yourself now that you have graduated, then make an appointment with our experienced career advisors to get advice on the different industry sectors as well as the latest on the Channel Islands jobs market.
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£3,050.56 raised for “The Love Hearts Appeal"
01 Jun 2016
1st Recruitment Group sponsored petanque doubles knockout tournament raises £3,050.56 for "The Love Hearts Appeal.”
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Where in the World is Reg, 1st Recruitment’s mascot bear?
19 May 2016
To win a prize can you identify where in the World, Reg, the 1st Recruitment mascot bear is?
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“Love Hearts Appeal” Pétanque Tournament
10 May 2016
1st Recruitment Group sponsoring the “Love Hearts Appeal” petanque doubles knockout tournament being held in Gorey, Jersey on Saturday 28th May 2016.
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Minimum wage in Jersey rises to £6.97
28 Mar 2016
The minimum wage in Jersey is set to rise to £6.97 as from April 1st 2016
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