attracting the best candidates, Hot Candidates in Dorset, Professional candidates looking for jobs in dorset

Attracting the Best Candidates

‘The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. ‘ BBC News Recruitment is a two-way thing and in today’s climate, where solid, skilled candidates are scarce we sometimes need to remind our

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Healthy Mind – Featuring Pavilion Dance South West

We see it in the news, on social media, in the workplace, everyone is becoming increasingly aware of mental health and having a ‘healthy mind’, especially within the workplace. One of the things I find that can boost my mood and create a ‘healthy mind’ after a good, bad, stressful or normal day at work,

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What not to do in your interview, Reasons you didn't get that job or cut the mustard

Didn’t cut the mustard?

Looking for a job, getting the interviews – but something goes wrong…and you don’t get the job? So, what went wrong? With over 75 years experience in recruitment, we thought we’d share some of the best reasons candidates don’t cut the mustard – so you don’t make the same mistake! :0) What not to do in

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Blue Monday- - Turning things on its head

Blue Monday? Let’s turn it on it’s head!

According to the ‘Experts’ today is Blue Monday! So, if you weren’t already aware it’s meant to be the most depressing day of the year. We do things a bit differently at Dovetail Recruitment, so we’re turning it on its head to look at the positives. What makes it Blue Monday? According to the formula

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It's all about goals for 2019 - tell us what yours are!

No Resolutions Here!

No resolutions here – this year we’re liking 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 it all it brings, we’ve learnt in the office that January is the worst time to start promising ourselves we’re going to lose weight,

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How work is like a jungle

Following Sunday’s show, it got me thinking about how the workplace is like a jungle – sometimes. What are the characteristics you need to survive? On Sunday, 10.8 million people tuned in to watch Bournemouth’s very own local celebrity Harry crowned King of the Jungle. I confess I did watch a fair bit of the

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Career Skills, IQ, What makes us smart? Find out if you have any of the attributes ? :0)

What makes us Smart?

Traditionally, the perception of being smart has been uncool, geeky, the egghead who’s usually teased for being clever. They’re the one in class that’s typically odd and different from the rest, that stood out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons, spotty, glasses, bad hair, bad clothes. Then the tables turned and suddenly uncool,

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what makes a great boss

The ‘Google’ Boss

The importance of a good boss We all know how much time we spend at work and we all want to be happy.  We all have a boss. Some of us are lucky to have a good boss, some a great boss – the less fortunate have an ok, or if we’re honest a pretty

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Commercial thinking - career skills, career development, management skills

Career Skills: Commercial Awareness

Improve your Career Skills: Commercial Awareness. Have they got commercial experience? This is a question we are often asked by our clients. So, what is it to ‘be commercial’ and why is it so important? We thought we’d try to demonstrate what it is and give some pointers on how to improve your ‘commercial acumen’.

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Recruitment and Love Island

The Dovetail Island

We know we’re in the height of Summer, in the middle of a heatwave, and it might be starting to affect us when we start comparing Dovetail Recruitment and Love Island :0). So, first things first – if you’re not a love island viewer there are a few things you need to know. Or how

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Get the top talent for your team

 Get your Skates on

If you haven’t seen the latest figures from our Job Market Report summary, there’s no time to hang about if you want the top talent for your team. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a flurry of speedy placements and I apologise for the cliché but it’s just oh so true – the early

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Job Market Report South: June 18

The Job Market in the South continues to be dominated by the candidate skills shortages – which is a key theme for 2018. We’ve summarised the key points from IHS Markit & REC’s Job Market Report South. As we’ve said before – if you’re thinking of a change there is no better time as salaries

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Bournemouth Race for Life, Bournemouth Recruitment agency

Bournemouth Race for Life

It was the Bournemouth Race for Life yesterday and more than 1500 people joined in – including me, my friend Georgia and my mum! We turned up at 10.40am to join in with the mass of people clad in pink at Bournemouth gardens/pier area. There were tutus, legwarmers, glitter and even a pink genie costume! Everyone

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Laura’s Race for Life

Yes, it’s true, I’m doing the race for life on 10th June, 5k from Bournemouth pier to Boscombe pier and back again. I’m not alone though, as I’m doing it with my mum, and housemate Georgia. My mum’s already done 14 half marathons because she’s a bit crazy like that, so this will be a

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Get your Interview Head on, top tips for interviews, interview skills, career skills, recruitment dorset

Get your interview head on

I’m not sure Worzel Gummidge had an ‘interview’ head – but if you’re going for an interview then it’s time to get yours on – here are our top tips for interviews. When you go for an interview, you have one shot to do well and make a good impression with your potential future employer.

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keep your boss happy

How to Keep your Boss Happy

It’s easy to slip into bad habits at work, especially if you’ve been in your role for a long time. So with our fresh heads on for January, we’re taking a positive approach to all things and gathered some top tips for you on how to keep your boss happy! Some of them are basic

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