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Bring volunteering into the 21st century with Boutique by Shelter

26th February 2020
Bring volunteering into the 21st century with Boutique by Shelter

Volunteering is a great way to support great causes and communities whilst also gaining great experience and boosting your career. Boutique by Shelter is a charity with a mission to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland. We sat down with Hattie Lamb, the Manager of Boutique by Shelter in Coal Drops Yard to gain further insight into the volunteer industry and what it can offer candidates.  read more

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Overcoming barriers in Hospitality: João’s case study

Islington candidate João went from being unemployed to climbing the promotional ladder at his current workplace at Hub by Premier Inn in King’s Cross. Despite his dyslexia and unemployment history, João was determined to find a new career he was passionate about. João’s journey started when he was advised by a referral partner to apply... read more

KCES Property Management: A mature apprentice’s case study

KX Recruit coordinated the apprenticeship recruitment drive for KCES property team who committed to employing two apprentice property managers from the local community. KX Recruit worked alongside Camden and Islington Apprenticeships team who helped to promote, screen and prepare a short list of candidates for the KCES team to interview.   Os was one of the two successful candidates who joined the King’s Cross Estate... read more

Returning to work? Mums the word.

Approximately 900,000 new parents have taken either maternity, paternity or shared parental leave in the past year. Yet, research shows that less than a fifth of new mums felt happy and confident about returning to work; it’s understandable why new parents taking a break from the workplace, or working part time in order to care for others is... read more

KXR’s Big Screen Advert!

Check out the advert that we made to go on the King’s Cross and Everyman’s Big Screen: You can catch it everyday before and after the film until the 14th July! Let us know if you see it! read more

Parenting Skills you should be highlighting on your CV!

As a parent you, by necessity, acquire and perfect a whole host of highly employable skills and qualities which need to be shouted about on your CV. Here is a list of our favourites: You are a leader and mentor. Just think of your role as a parent – you nurture your child, advise them... read more

20th March 2019

Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap!

There may be many reasons why you have taken a break from work or have gaps on your CV. However, without explaining why they are there you could be missing out on your perfect job. Here are our top four suggestions to plug the hole: Honesty is the best policy! You don’t have to go... read more

5 Top Tips for Writing a Stand-Out CV

Your CV is your gateway to getting a job. So how do you know if it is doing the job? Below we have our five top tips to ensure that your CV stands out from the crowd:   No employment gaps! An unexplained gap of more than 3 months between jobs will ring alarm bells... read more

12th November 2018

Dress to Impress

Dress to Impress

It takes 15 seconds to make an impression on someone. Therefore, it is vital to make the right first impression when going to a job interview or at a jobs fair.  When meeting someone for the first time, they are forming their opinion on you based on 3 main criteria: 55% is based on the... read more

Why are Cover Letters so important?

A common misconception is that a cover letter is a more detailed version of your CV. In fact, they can be so much more!   Cover letters give you the opportunity to show your interest in the role and the organisation itself – what is the motivation for you applying for this specific role/company?  ... read more