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Welcome to Amy

We're delighted to announce that  Amy Whittingham has joined the Think team this week.  

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Kate's 5 year Think anniversary!

Many congratulations to Kate Miller who reached her 5 year milestone last week!

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Good things come in threes!

Tripple celebration for company anniversaries!

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Customer Service Manager looking for next role!

We are pleased to be representing some fantastic local candidates who are looking for their next position. Please see below for the profile of a Customer Service Manager currently in the market looking for a new role for 2019. Currently working for a market leading, international company that manufactures specialist products and distributes worldwide, they are looking for a Customer Service Manager/Head of Customer Service position in the local area. 

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Welcome to Ben

A new member of our team...

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It's getting hot in here...

...thanks to a few bowls of top class chilli con carne ;-)

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Promotion for a great performance

We're delighted to announce a promotion for one of our newest members of the team...

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Shaken and not at all stirred

Cocktail making and shaking...

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Top Team Traits

The traits of a top team can vary - but we believe in these essential qualities

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Fantastic feedback!

Glowing candidate feedback for Anna. Check out our Google and Facebook reviews! 

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Think Director supports Dragon's Apprentice Challenge!

Dacorum students raise over £18,500 for charity in a record breaking Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge!

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5 Things you won't find out from a C.V

Most recruitment processes start with potential candidates sending through applications or CVs... 

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Fantastic Exec Assistant seeking new role!

We are working with a fantastic EA seeking their next role - available ASAP!

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Exclusivity - why is it important to us?

Is it important to allow your recruitment agency exclusivity or is spreading the work a safer solution?

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What can a recruiter do that I can't?

“It takes so long to find the right person, I don’t have the time to recruit!’.  

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Taking on temps is a top soloution

Using temporary Staff - 8 reasons why its not a second rate solution

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Office move imminent!

Think's office move is approaching.....  

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Think - almost a year on for Anna

After almost a year with us, we wanted to check in with Anna on working for Think.

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Shaping up - your C.V

It's vital to get your C.V into shape if you're job hunting...

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Think take on the Crystal Maze!

The Think team had a fantastic time last Friday, taking on the Crystal Maze experience in London!

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Lovely gift from temp worker!

We were pleased to receive a lovely gitt from a long-serving temporary worker today! 

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Customer Service Manager looking for new role!

We are pleased to be representing a fantastic Customer Service Manager looking for a new role in 2019! 

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Our 2018 Review!

Our Director, Chris Jones, reviews Think Specialist Recruitment's 2018! 

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Fantastic PA looking for work in local area!

We are pleased to be working with a fantastic PA who we have just registered and is on the market looking for a permanent role in the local area.  This candidate has worked in head offices within the retail, legal and pharmaceutical sectors supporting CFO, Finance Director, Operations Director and Senior Partners – highly adaptable and flexible on her next position.  IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE! 

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Think's working hours for Christmas period!

We are pleased to confirm our working hours for the festive period! 

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Christmas timesheet instructions!

Confirmation of our timesheet submission instructions for our Temporary workers over the Christmas period! 

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Competitive nature?

Do you encourage a competitive nature in the workplace?

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Fantastic feedback!

We have received some excellent feedback from some of our fantastic candidates this week!

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Well Matched??

Is The Apprentice method of interview, a good way to get the right person for the job?

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Think supports Dragon's Apprentice challenge!

Support the Adeyfield School team at their Christmas Fair on Saturday 8th December!

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Record breaking month for Anna!

We are pleased to confirm that permanent Consultant Anna Mbwese has had a record month in October!

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Newly registered PA and Customer Service Manager!

We are pleased to be representing two candidates currently in the market due to pending redundancy – one a PA to CEO and the other a Customer Service Manager.

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Think welcomes Tasnim to the team!

We are pleased to welcome Tasnim Choudhury to the Think team!

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Quarterly Incentive - The dizzy heights...

We set out for our Quartetly Incentive day on Friday afternoon in the amazing sunshine and setting of Go Ape, Black Park, Slough. 

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The pressures of running a business.....

Prompted by World Mental Health Day, click here to read Think's latest blog from our Managing Director discussing the pressures of running a business......

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Big plans for 2019?

If you've got ambitious plans for 2019, don't leave your resourcing requirements to chance - start planning now.

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Think's new branding!

We have just received our newly branded merchandise through

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Join the Think team!

We are looking to add to the team here at Think Specialist Recruitment! Please read on to find out why we are a great business to work for.... 

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*** EXCEPTIONAL MARKETING CANDIDATE *** NEW TO THE MARKET ***

We are representing a fantastic candidate who is new to the market. This person is a self-motivated, confident and energetic individual with an interest in building on their marketing skills. Looking for a new role in Hemel, Luton, St Albans or Watford area's.

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How often do you use a guarantee?

We've all got them, on fridges and fitbits, cars and carpets but how often do you call in your guarantee on a service?

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Think charity car wash raises funds for Pepper!

The Think team ran a charity car wash on 20th August to raise money for the Pepper Foundation!

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LIVE VACANCIES!

LIVE VACANCIES - RECRUITING NOW!  Think Specialist Recruitment has registered lots of customer service and administrative job opportunities across the Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Elstree and Hatfield areas on both a permanent and temporary basis

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Why use a recruitment agency?

There is still a lot of debate about the value of the recruitment agency, versus an inhouse recruiting team. What value does the recruitment agency give you for a positive return?

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Jo Hits New Heights in July!

We are pleased to confirm that permanent consultant Jo Wright had a record month in July! 

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Anna's Hat-trick

Permanent team Consultant Anna achieves 3 consecutive PBs! 

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2 x Customer Service/Sales Office Managers looking for new role

We are pleased to be representing two candidates currently in the market and seeking a Customer Service/Sales Office Manager role.

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Supporting Service

Its not just about getting in the door... its about keeping it open and supporting people. 

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2 x PA/Office Managers available in the local area

We are pleased to be representing some fantastic local candidates who are looking for their next position. Please see below for the profiles of two candidates currently in the market and seeking a PA/Office Manager role.

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Bobby's 1st Anniversary

Bobby Collins started with Think 1 year ago today!

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Think Q2 Staff Incentive.....

The Think team attended our quarterly incentive last week and had a great trip into London! 

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Alex earns promotion!

Many congratulations to Alex Ellis who has been promoted to Temporary Division Team Leader!

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Dressing for the occasion

Waistcoat Wednesday is catching - and as England are smartening up on tactics for tonight, what have we got to say about dressing for the occasion. 

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Sophie's first placement!

Many congratulations to Sophie Clarke whose first Think placement started today!

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Thanks for Thinking of us!

You can't put a price on kind words, but at Think Specialist Recruitment we believe its important to thank people for supporting our business growth with recommendations. 

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PA of the Week - available on temporary and permanent basis

 We are pleased to be working with a fantastic Executive Assistant who is looking for her next role in the local area. She has worked as PA/EA to Board level Directors providing support to CEO, COO, MD, SVP and HR Director for large national and international organisations.

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Building a team - an investment in time

So how important is getting good people around you? Vital! In fact, the late co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs considered hiring the best staff to be your most important job.

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Client testimonial

Permanent Consultant, Jo Wright, received a glowing client testimonial this week.....

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PA of the Week

A fantastic PA with office management and HR experience looking for work! 

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Talking Talent

Tips for a telephone interview So you’ve got a telephone interview. Well done! Does this require less of an effort than a face to face interview? Not at all – it’s a vital part of an interview process that many time precious recruiters now use. An interview is still an interview even if you don't have to go to their offices. You need to be as prepared as you would be for a face to face interview.

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A fresh start - read about how we helped Tricia with her search...

As we've recently launched our specialist PA and EA recruitment service, and co-incidentally received some fantastic feedback from one of our great candidates placed in an EA role - we decided to (on this occasion) blow our own trumpet and share it here. We get a lot of our clients and candidates through word of mouth reccomendations - something we pride ourselves on and it also is a great way to build those close contacts and strong relationships.

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The Optimum Hiring Period

With candidate availability at an all time low, how do you ensure you secure the best talent? Think has been looking at the Optimum Hiring Period and how you can prevent the best candidates running to your competition. 

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PA of the Week

We are pleased to be representing a highly experienced Executive Assistant based in the Hemel Hempstead area looking for a new challenge! 

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Bobby welcomes new arrival!

Think's Bobby Collins welcomed a new arrival on 30th April, with a surprise twist! 

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Think launches PA specialism!

We are pleased to confirm that Think Specialist Recruitment have launched a desk dedicated to PA and EA job opportunities

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Moet for Milestones...

Think is celebrating Milestones for two of our fantastic team

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Starter for 10 - getting off on the right foot

Getting off to the right start in your new role...

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The Wright Stuff!

Congratulations to permanent consultant Jo Wright who had a record month in April! 

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Think team completes WAR for Pepper!

Think's team successfully completed the 10km Warrior Adrenaline Race at the weekend!

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Questions, questions, questions...

What kind of interview questions are hot topics at the moment? We’ve put together a list based on our specialist experience and information from our successful candidates to help you prepare for yours.

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Record Quarter!

We are pleased to confirm that Q1 of 2018 has been our best quarter EVER! 

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Hiring a Marketing Manager - Part 5 - The Conclusion

Read the final part of Chris's blog about the trials and tribulations of recruiting directly. Our piece of recruitment has taken nearly 35 hours, what key points did we take from the process?

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Warrior Adrenaline race for Pepper!

We are pleased to confirm our first fundraising activity for the Pepper Foundation, with our entry into the Warrior Adrenaline Race on Saturday 21st April. All donations matched by the business! 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 4 - The Offer

Part 4 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Don't just take our word for it...

It's always good to hear postive feedback. We work hard to look after our candidates and support them in getting the right role. 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 3 - The Interviews

Part 3 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Working for Think? It's like running your own business.

Think prides itself on being different to a lot of recruitment agencies and that is driven by the team who work there. So we asked Kate Miller, Business Manager at Think to tell us more. 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 2 - The Screening

Part 2 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Think's charity donation

Think Specialist Recruitment makes donation to Pepper Foundation

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 1 - Starting the recruitment process

Part 1 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, following the trials and tribluations of recruiting staff.

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Bobby dazzler!

We were pleased to receive some fantastic feedback from a candidate recently placed by our Temporary Division

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Beyond the 3 Fs : Managing Confrontation

In the latest of our guest blogs, Lollie Tucker, Director and Coach at Huntwood Associates, provides practical advice and tips on how to manage difficult situations or difficult people, looking at alternatives to the three “F”s – Fight , Flight or Freeze. 

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Think welcomes new starter!

We are pleased to welcome our newest member of staff to the Think team today!

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Committed to Transforming Lives

At Think we find amazing candidates for great clients. In delivering this, we are committed to the highest of service standards. That's why we've just renewed our membership of REC.

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Quarterly Incentive - Camden Calling!

The Think team ventured out last Friday for our latest quarterly incentive

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PA/Office Manager seeking new role!

We are working with a fantastic PA/Office Manager relocating to Watford - can you help?

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Happy job-seeker provides feedback

We were pleased to receive some positive feedback from a candidate that we successfully secured an offer for this week! 

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Jo's Milestone

Congrats to permanent Consultant Jo Wright who celebrates 1 year with Think! 

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Think Specialist Referral Scheme - £100 vouchers for all successful placements

Are you happy with the service you've received from us? Why not refer us to a colleague or friend? With £100 vouchers of your choice, it's an all-round winning scenario! 

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Recruiting in 2018 - how to attract the best talent!

A guide to attracting and recruiting staff in the current market

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing our clients and candidates a very Merry Christmas!

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Christmas opening hours & contact details

Please click here to find out more about how you can contact the Think team between Christmas and New Year

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2017 Review

A review of Think Specialist Recruitment's 2017!

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Get one now before they go.....

The Think calendars for 2018 are in! 

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When accepting that dream job turns into your worst nightmare……

In the latest in our series of guest blogs, Peggy Barnard, Solicitor at Barnard & Co Employment Law Solutions, looks at Post-termination restrictions and what you need to know

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Working for Think - What's it like?

Bobby has been working as part of the Think team for 3 months now, so we asked him how he's found his first role in the Recruitment sector and why someone should consider a career with Think?

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Fed up of paper timesheets?

Are you fed up of antiquated paper timesheets? We have recently launched our bespoke online timesheet system! 

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National Sandwich Day Competition!

To mark National Sandwich Day, our team have each made a sandwich to be judged! 

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Executive Assistant placement feedback

We were pleased to receive some glowing feedback from a recently placed Executive Assistant. 

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Why use Think for Temps?

Read more about our Temporary Services here.....

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Latest Think Quarterly Incentive

Please read here for further information about our latest Quarterly Incentive.....

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Top Tips for Writing a CV

Want to stand out from the crowd and not get cast aside in the application process? Follow our top tips for writing a great CV.

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Think moves to online timesheet system

We are pleased to confirm that we are moving across to an online timesheet system from October 2017!

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“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning..."

In the next of our series of guest blogs Lollie Tucker, Director and Coach at Huntswood Associates, tackles the challenge of juggling professional skills development with the day job. She offers practical advice and shares time management techniques that her clients have found useful at different stages of their careers.

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Think welcomes Bobby Collins!

A belated welcome message for Bobby! 

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Candidate of the Week - Executive PA

We have a fantastic senior level Executive Assistant seeking a new role - can you help?

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The results are in!

The service we provide to our clients and candidates is at the core of Think. That’s why each year we survey them to understand how our service is perceived and what we can do to continue to improve it.

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Admin Coordinator - Candidate of the Week

CANDIDATE OF THE WEEK - ADMIN CO-ORDINATOR TSR.7717 I am pleased to be representing an experienced and motivated Admin Co-ordinator looking for a new and challenging role in the local area.  This candidate has demonstrated an aptitude for learning new systems and has shown strong communication, organisational skills, and a proficiency in liaising with various internal and external stakeholders.

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Jo marries Mr Wright

Many congratulations to our permanent consultant Jo Davies who has just returned from getting married in Malta!

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Perfecting the business of dressing for success

Since the digital explosion, we have become apt at digesting vast amounts of information in split seconds, and according to Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Blink, we now get only 2 seconds to create first impressions. Are you making the most of your 2 second window? Here guest blogger and personal sytlist Kim Miller offers ideas to perfect the business of dressing for success.

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Why our values are more than words on a poster.

Our Think values don't just live on a poster on our office walls, they are embedded into everything that we do. This ensures we provide the level of service that our clients and candidates have come to expect from Think.

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The Think 100% Guarantee

A recent report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation calculated that a bad hire at mid-manager level could cost an organisation more than £132k! Could the Think 100% guarantee be a way to mitigate this risk?

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Will you be dreaming this summer? 5 questions to help you further your career whilst on holiday.

Are you going to be dreaming this summer? Our latest blog has been guest written by Jackie Wilks. With many years successfully coaching individuals Jackie shares how you can boost your career even whilst on holiday. From career dreaming to actionable career vision statements, Jackie takes you step by step through 5 questions, which will help you achieve what you want from your career. 

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Birds of a feather ... could you find your friend a new job?

As the saying goes 'Birds of a feather flock together'. That's why we think you'd be the perfect person to find your friend a new job. You'll have similar interests and enjoy and look for the same things in life.

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Candidate of the week - high level PA

Dont miss out on this week's top candidate! We are looking to place this experienced PA in her next position!

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Think ensures first class candidate response rate!

We are pleased to confirm the introduction and integration of our Applicant Response System!

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Uponor delighted with Think Specialist Recruitment

New to the area and needing local market knowledge, Uponor approached the team at Think to exclusively help with the recruitment of their new customer service, marketing and HR teams.  Here Mark Dowdeswell, Head of Customer Support, talks about the impact of using Think Specialist Recruitment.

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Think welcomes new starter!

We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Cornwall to the team!

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How would you like to change someone's life?

How would you like to change someone’s life? That’s what we do. We find amazing people fantastic places to work that can literally transform their lives.  Following a fantastic 2016, we’re looking for someone special to join our expanding team to lead our HR recruitment and build a team of HR recruiters. We’re after someone who can build long term working relationships with HR professionals, matching candidates to both client culture and role profiles  

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Immediately available candidate - Fluent in English and French

We are currently working with a bilingual candidate who is actively seeking temporary employment. She is available to start a new assignment straight away and can commit to an assignment until 24th July!

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Team Quarterly Incentive

Last Friday 19th May we went out on our latest team Quarterly Incentive.

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Why temping might be the right career path for you.

As the sun starts to make more of a regular appearance, are you looking to have more flexibility in your job to enjoy it? Perhaps you're fed up doing the same thing day in day out and are looking for variety in your role? Here we look at 6 reasons why temping might be right career choice for you. 

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