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During the run up to the Christmas festivities, we weren’t just helping people find job vacancies in Basingstoke.  Oh, no ho ho! We donned our Father Christmas hats and delivered cake, biscuits and chocolates to all our wonderful clients to say thank you for their support throughout 2016. Except this year, we decided to take[…..]

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New year got you thinking about a new job?

Wine isn’t the only thing that’s been mulling over the festive break. For many of us, this ‘winterval’ will have provided some time to stop, reflect and take stock of the year that has passed and the new one to come. With a bit of headspace, away from the myriad usual daily responsibilities; our achievements,[…..]

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Paying the minimum wage is acceptable. [Oh no it isn’t!]

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With Christmas festivities in full swing, the people of Basingstoke are really getting into the spirit of the season; twinkling fairy lights, jolly giant snowman and sparkling reindeer have turned the town into a glittering winter wonderland, Festival Place is bustling (and so are the car parks!) and of course many of us will enjoy[…..]

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When is the best time to apply for a new job, anyway?

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How many of us have done our Christmas food shop at 11pm at night just to avoid the trolley rage and sprout wars? In every part of life, we all like to eliminate as much competition as possible by trying to get a head start on our rivals.  And when it comes to looking for[…..]

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When Wote Street People met M3 Job Club

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GUEST POST BY RICHARD THAYER FROM M3 JOB CLUB Wote Street People continue to support community projects, M3 Job Club being just one of them. We realise that the business community can help in a wider sense, regardless of company size.  Large corporate companies certainly do their fair share of charity work, but we demonstrate that smaller[…..]

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“So, which job is this interview for again?”

Searching for job vacancies in Basingstoke, or anywhere for that matter, is no mosey around the park. Even that initial trawl through the job boards can be a rollercoaster of emotions… “Ooh, love the sound of that! Right up my street…” “Transparency Enhancement Facilitator? What the heck is one of those? A window cleaner?” “Wow![…..]

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What’s your emergency? Police, fire, ambulance…or temp?

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It’s Monday morning… …the alarm didn’t go off, one of the kids spilt their breakfast down their school uniform, the dog escaped again, you got stuck in traffic with precisely minus-12 minutes to go until your presentation and then you finally got to the office to discover the receptionist is off with the ‘flu. Or[…..]

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Back to school season got you thinking about flexible working?

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Yes, summer is almost over but that also means that a crisp, new season awaits us! Time to shake the sand out of your shoes, put the bucket and spade away for another year and tackle that ironing pile; ready for the start of a brand new school term. If you’re a parent or grandparent,[…..]

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Could finding the right employees be as easy as Pokemon Go?

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Pokemon Go is sweeping the country and causing chaos in its wake.  The little creatures are there to be collected – some are visible to everyone and some hone in on your surroundings. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if finding good quality candidates was as easy as following your mobile phone app, like some kind of[…..]

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Why didn’t you get the job?

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All that effort of applying for the job, re-writing your CV, buying a new suit for the interview and practicing the route so you arrive on time. Then they don’t even have the manners to let you know why you didn’t get the job, the cheek of it! Recruitment is all about discrimination; some is[…..]

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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[…..]

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01 Nov 2017

Interview Preparation

PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE Put yourself ahead of the rest and research thoroughly prior to your interview. Run through the Job Description and familiarise yourself with as many duties as possible. Pay attention to any Person Specifications and note what the company are looking for in a person. Look at the company website (provided by[…..]

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06 Oct 2017

Santa needs his Elves early

I don’t know about you, but it seems the minute the mid-Summer Solstice has happened we start thinking about Christmas.  Who’s going where and when.  Who wants what, who doesn’t want anything and who is going hide in their bedroom all day. You may think this is all a bit early.  However, many of our[…..]

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04 Sep 2017

Get the best staff with flexible working

Flexible working brings a more diverse pool of candidates – and could they be so wrong they’re right, like chocolate covered pork scratchings? Honestly, it’s a thing!  Belgian chocolate pork scratchings – it works because it is like “salted caramel on steroids”. It’s that whole salt/sweet combo but taken to another level, you first get[…..]