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On this day in 1989…

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Especially for you It’s official!  Kylie Minogue and heart throb Jason Donovan are No. 1 with Especially for You. Must remember to video record Top of the Pops as love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGuNsiSZ9RI Look at Kylies hair…it’s fantastic! Think I might have a go at doing my hair like and get some new earrings for[…..]

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Back to 1989

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Back to 1989… Meta, Maxine, Madelaine, Matt and Tracy are going back to the eighties this week; November 1989 to be precise. Why? Wote Street is celebrating their 25th anniversary on 28th November…so join our nostalgia ride.  This Friday, (28th November) our office will be transformed into a 1980’s office meaning the fax will be[…..]

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“3 Lions on a shirt…….”

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“3 Lions on a shirt,never stopped us dreaming” So, England are in the World cup.  Lost our first match, but general consensus is we played well.   Despite their “fans”, I would say.We do tend to put our national team down, don’t we?  “No point in following the footie, we’ll be out in the first[…..]

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How to get what you want from an interview

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HR PEER GROUP MEETING 24 APRIL 2014 HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE INTERVIEWEE.  14 members of the group gathered for breakfast and we talked about the interview process and how we can follow the correct process to ensure we choose the right person for the job.  The costs of not recruiting the[…..]

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So what does the interviewer want from you?

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Today we held our HR peer group, where we discuss recruitment subjects with the people at the front line of hiring and firing in local Basingstoke companies. The subject was how to get what you want from the interviewee.  There was lots of discussion about competency based interviews, profiling, assessment days etc., but the one[…..]

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Preparation prevents poor performance

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Preparation Prevents Poor  Performance or fail to prepare – prepare to fail “what’s she on about?” I hear you cry.  Interviews. Why wouldn’t you prepare?  After all this job is going to pay for your mortgage, car loan, holidays etc.But people do fail to prepare, they think they can wing it, bluff their way through.  Don’t be[…..]

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The Benefits of Temporary Work

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What are the benefits of Temping?    Temp work doesn’t always get the best press.  It may be that the workers are derided, or people see it only as unskilled, low paid work.  This isn’t always the case.    Temporary work also includes parental leave cover of up to 12 months, interim management positions, roles[…..]

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Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work again.

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Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work again.   Let’s face it we spend more time at work than we do with our families and  friends.  So it’s important to find the right job.  When we speak to students about applying for their first step on the career ladder, we use[…..]

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Is your community spirit haunting your CV?

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Is your community spirit haunting your CV?   There’s no doubt that volunteering for charities or work experience is a worthwhile exercise and experience for all parties.  It’s a great thing to put on your CV.  It shows work ethic, community spirit, team work and that you’re a person who cares.   So why would[…..]

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The Office Christmas Party – how to survive it.

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THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY With the Christmas party approaching, there’s an excellent opportunity to bond and reward staff.  It’s a chance to celebrate success and for managers to be more visible and approachable, but it is important to consider the possible pitfalls.  Whilst common sense must prevail, it is important to understand that any Christmas[…..]

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17 Apr 2018

A nomination to be proud of

Here at Wote Street People, we were absolutely delighted to hear that our very own Maxine Hart has been nominated in the Business and the Community category of the annual Place To Be Proud Of Awards! These awards are organised by Destination Basingstoke and recognise the contributions made by the individuals, groups, organisations, places and[…..]

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08 Mar 2018

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Use your personal brand to get your dream job When you’re applying for jobs in Basingstoke, you’ll need to consider what will make you stand out as a candidate. Everyone applying for that role will have similar skills, but only you have your own ‘personal brand’. You say tomato, I say tomato  Think of yourself[…..]

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05 Jan 2018

Top 3 tips for getting the most out of your recruitment agency

If you’re looking for job vacancies in Basingstoke, working with a local recruiter like Wote Street People could be very rewarding because we have the local business knowledge that might lead to opportunities for you to meet with companies face to face. However, there’s nothing more annoying than registering for job vacancies in Basingstoke with[…..]

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22 Nov 2017

Established Basingstoke recruitment agency wins Student’s Choice Award

Local recruitment agency, Wote Street People, won Student’s Choice at the recent Skills Tree Awards. The ceremony was held at BDBC Council Chamber on 7th November and organised by Basingstoke Consortium; an education charity that works with the area’s young people. Their goal is to help students gain the skills and confidence for adult life[…..]

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01 Nov 2017

Guide to writing a CV, to get an interview that will get you the job!

What is it used for? A CV provides an overview of your working life so far. However, it doesn’t need to be restricted to just your working life. If you have achievements or interests outside of work that may have a bearing on your application – write about them. Now is not the time to[…..]