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How to ‘stand out’ and win your next job opportunity

How to stand out from the crowd and win your next job opportunity. Yes, it’s an obvious statement but the UK jobs market has been hit hard. Recent research by McKinsey says that 7.6m jobs are at risk in the UK and that is set to rise. And, in the last couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen a steep rise…

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Should they stay or go? – The Counter-Offer

Should you make that counter-offer? It’s a reality of running a business or managing a team, your star performers think the grass is greener, your specialist staff are the target of head-hunters and your managers may be tempted by the next 'startup' business opportunity. Sometimes, them leaving will suit you and sometimes it won’t. Typically, it won’t suit you if the…

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6 Ways to Maximise Your Executive Job Search in 2021

With 80% of Executive jobs never getting advertised, engaging a pro-active approach is vital to securing that next strategic career move. 1) Network, Network and…Network With a whopping 60% of jobs landed via ‘own network’ it really does support the old adage “it’s not what you know…it’s who you know” Networking can open up opportunities for jobs that aren’t advertised.…

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5 Great Strategies for Remote Leadership

King Recruit explores 5 great strategies for leading remote teams during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond Whilst some companies have been managing remote workers for years, the majority of business owners have been plunged into the depths of managing remote teams for the very first time - and whilst we are all facing new working norms that may apply for…

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Survive and Thrive: 9 Strategies for Businesses in a Crisis

  King Recruit explores 9 strategies that will help your business survive the coming recession “I started The Body Shop in 1976 simply to create a livelihood for myself and my two daughters, while my husband, Gordon, was trekking across the Americas. I had no training or experience and my only business acumen was Gordon’s advice to take sales of…

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‘Get Hired’ Improve your LinkedIn profile

                King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you…

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Succession Planning: The elephant in the room?

Succession Planning For SMEs - Strategies for success. All successful businesses do some form of planning for the future. They will almost certainly have budgets drawn up for future use, plans for future development and strategies to help them thrive in an ever-more challenging marketplace. This sort of planning is vital if businesses are able to be flexible and dynamic…

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Securing a Managing Director job in the Southwest: 7 Success Strategies

Planning and finding your next MD career move can be a challenging and lengthy process.   Whether you are thinking of moving within the Southwest or you are thinking of relocating to this beautiful region - The execution is all in adopting the right strategies to maximise your success. The Southwest has a vibrant and entrepreneurial business landscape and this…

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4 things to ask a headhunter before engaging them

  Unlike professions such as the law where there are legal restrictions on who can call themselves a solicitor or barrister, unfortunately this is not the case in recruitment. Anyone, regardless of their skills, experience or qualifications can call themselves a headhunter and begin trading. Websites are simple and cheap to set-up as is a registered business address making it…

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