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What to Wear to an Interview

Following on from last week’s blog – we thought we’d give you some top tips on how to dress/what to wear for an interview. Most people know that you should always dig out your best suit or business attire for an interview – but you would be amazed at what some people turn up wearing.

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HR + Business News – Feb 2020

We’ve gathered the recent headlines for Hampshire and Dorset HR News + Recruitment + Business headlines across the local area and beyond. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy. Make sure you follow us to see the latest news, tips and blogs – see below! STRATEGY 

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Music for motivation and mind

Music for Motivation and Mind #1

In the Steppes of Central Asia Welcome to the first in the series of our music related blogs – ‘Music for motivation and mind’! Laura here, bringing you some well known and some lesser known works in the Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. I will be sharing some of my favourite pieces that I find

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Dorset Job Market Report

Dorset Job Market Report – Jan 2020

January 2020 Dorset Job Market Report Every month we receive the latest figures on the employment market in the South and the UK, kindly provided by IHS Markit, KPMG & REC who gather the key statistics from recruitment consultancies in the area. Permanent placements increase for the first time in nearly a year KEY FINDINGS

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How to Beat the Blues

According to the ‘Experts’ the third Monday in January is Blue Monday! So, if you weren’t already aware it’s meant to be the most depressing day of the year, but let’s face it, the whole of January can be a bit of a struggle. We do things a bit differently at Dovetail Recruitment, so we’re

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New Year Resolutions, Setting goals

Setting New Year ‘Goals’ for 2020

No New Year resolutions here – 2020 is all about goals. It’s the first full week back at work and we’re ready for it. And with a few years’ experience of New Year and all it brings :0), a few of us in the office have learnt that January is the worst time to start

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Start your Job search in December - don't delay and beat the January rush

Job Search Now + Beat the Rush!

If you’ve decided to look for a new job, then now’s the best time – don’t delay! Start your job search in December and beat the January rush of candidates. Here’s why you should start looking for your Perfect Fit role. New Year, New Career Once you’ve made the decision that you’d like to change

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Dovetail Christmas Party

Top Tips for The Day after the Office Party

So, the Office party is in sight, you’ve got your outfit ready, worn in your shoes if they’re new, sorted out your transport to get home and you’ve packed a pair of flats :0) But have you thought about how to survive the day after the office party? Today is our day after the office

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Feeling stressed? See our 26 Tips to beat the stress factor of life

28 Tips to Beat The Stress Factor

It’s National Stress Awareness Day this week and as the nation’s stress levels continue to rise we’ve gathered 26 top tips to beat the stress factor and help you deal with the everyday stresses you may be experiencing. There are also some tools at the bottom for you to assess your stress levels. Sometimes we

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Recruitment Difficulties

Dovetail Recruiting in the Face of Adversity!

The recruitment market may be tough right now, but here at Dovetail Recruitment, we are still working hard and successfully filling our clients’ vacancies from Trainee to Executive level. It’s certainly more challenging to find candidates these days with many clients experiencing Recruitment difficulties, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t still just as successful

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Video: Make your job application stand out

You’ve decided it’s time for a new job and it’s time to up your career a notch. Perhaps you’ve already been applying for jobs and you’re not getting too far, or maybe you’re just about to start looking.Either way, how do you make your job application stand out from all of the other candidates trying

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How to give Constructive Criticism

If you’re not happy with how a member of staff or a colleague is performing, how do you try to resolve it without causing upset? We look at ‘How to give constructive criticism’. Whatever the area is that needs to be addressed, it’s never an easy task to tell someone that you’re not happy with

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the question of gender at work

The Question of Gender at Work

Over the years, the question of equality has always been an issue for employers to deal with – whether it’s based on race, age, gender or something else. Most recently, the whole area of gender and sexual discrimination has become increasingly complex; as boundaries and definitions emerge and change, it can be tricky to keep

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10 Top Tips: How to hand in your notice

Updated: Theresa May has shown us that there really is a good way and a bad way to do this!  Not sure how to hand in your notice? This might sound silly, but there is a good way … and a bad way. Talking to many candidates and clients, one of the practical things that

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What is Gravitas, Careers Advice, Dorset Recruitment

Career Skills: Gravitas

I remember a while back, a friend of mine worked for a well-known global financial information company, she’d been there a while and had worked her way up to a managerial role. Once she’d reached this point, she was told she had to get some ‘gravitas’ and was assigned a ‘mentor’. When I asked her

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Career Tips, How to ask for a payrise

Career Tips: How to ask for a pay rise?

It’s a subject many of us find difficult to talk about and certainly not openly. Some employers’ actually ban you from discussing it with colleagues. This can even be written into your contract. But with the recent ongoing debate around the gender gap, this does seem to be changing a little as companies are having

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