Preparation prevents poor performance Know your stuff – and their stuff too! Interview preparation certainly means reviewing your career and your skills alongside the job spec, and drawing out plenty of information to sell yourself – but don’t neglect to do some wider research on your potential new employer too. Read up, follow their social
Change is a tricky customer for many of us. Comfortable habits and routines are hard to uproot, even when they are no longer working for us – and that goes for our working lives too. Fear of the unknow and the ‘better the devil you know’ attitude can keep us in a job long after
Did you know? It’s recently been revealed that around half of the UK workforce could be in the wrong job based on their current skills level. Does this ring true for you? If so, here’s some valuable advice from our team of expert recruitment specialists to help you realise your full potential and land that
Five job interview mistakes you need to avoid – Jigsaw Director Robin Brian takes you through his top five interview errors, and how you can avoid them.
Turning up late Unless you have a phenomenal excuse, never turn up late to a job interview. It creates such a bad first impression, you might as well not bother turning up at all. Plan your journey, give yourself some contingency time, and aim to arrive early so you can be as calm and composed
You skip into the office an hour early, your heart bursting with joy at the prospect of another day of work…. OK, so this is not a likely scenario for the vast majority of us, no matter how much we enjoy our jobs – but what about this one…. You drag yourself out of bed
In October, I will be running the Bournemouth Half Marathon for an incredible local charity, Amelia’s Rainbow. If you are able to donate, your money would go towards creating memories for children across Dorset with life limiting and terminal illnesses. Please read my story by following the link below for more information. Thank you, Natalie ?
We’re excited to tell you that Jigsaw director Natalie Brian is through to the Venus Women Awards Semi Finals in 2 categories for Business Mother of the Year and Customer Service. A public vote for both categories will open on 4th September 2018 and Closes 11th September 2018. Natalie would love to receive your vote! Look
An employee’s level of success at work is less about them having a ‘successful personality,’ and far more about whether they have found their niche. This is the thrust of a new article in the journal Psychological Science, which saw researchers use data from 8,458 employed individuals, to examine the relationship between their personality traits,
In the age of 24/7 working, finding a work/life balance is harder than ever – but it’s so important to be able to switch off sometimes.
Do you check your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night? If your answer’s yes, then you’re not alone. Nine-to-five is dying, and 24/7 is replacing it. Three-quarters of Brits feel under pressure to respond to emails outside of work hours which can increase anxiety, according to research from Bupa UK
It’s now almost 12 months since we started Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment – and what a year it’s been! We’ve worked incredibly hard, learnt a huge amount, and enjoyed more success than we dared to dream of. With that anniversary coming up, we thought we’d share some insights – so here are 8 things we’ve learnt