Week in Review – 2nd September 2016

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 in Synergy News. No Comments

This week has been mental for the team. That is the only word that describes exactly how the week has been. Also, with it being a 4 days week, it has meant that we have had to squeeze an extra days work into it!! In terms of stats, these will speak for themselves: 32 New […]


Week in Review – 26th August 2016

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Synergy News. No Comments

On Monday, we saw 2 people go for an interview. One guy came out of the interview and just plainly said that the role wasn’t for him. He didn’t get a good feeling from the people interviewing him and so decided that it would be no benefit in pursuing this further – That is fine. […]


Week in review – 19th August 2016

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Synergy News. No Comments

It was a strange start to the week for us. One of the team dropped a candidate off to work on his first day where his shiny new company car was waiting for him, and then one candidate who had received an offer at the end of last week, had some personal issues over the […]


Week in Review – 12th August 2016

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, August 12th, 2016 in Synergy News. No Comments

Monday morning the phone didn’t stop ringing. I had 4 clients register new vacancies with us and by 1130, we had managed to get interviews on all of those roles. The first of these interviews happened on Tuesday with that candidate being offered one of the jobs on the spot. We always ask our candidates […]


Week in Review – 5th August 2016

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, August 5th, 2016 in Synergy News. No Comments

What a week it has been here in the office of Synergy Personnel Services. Having been on a shut down for 2 weeks we all came back to a load of e mails, phone calls, voicemails and job applications. It seems that this time of your is our 2nd busiest (after the New Year) as […]


Wigston United (U7’s) Football Club Results

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Community. No Comments

Game 1 Wigston United V Blaby & Whetstone Result 6 – 6 Draw Game 2 Wigston United V Blaby & Whetstone Result 9 – 5 Win Game 3 Wigston United V Aylestone Park FC Result 4 – 2 Win Game 4 Wigston United V FC Hinckley Result 4 – 1 Loss Game 5 Wigston United […]


What you wish you’d known before an Interview

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Here are some key statistics that have been put together to highlight important factors at a job interview: In a survey of 2000 bosses, 33% claimed that they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone or not Common non verbal mistakes made at a job interview: 21% – […]


What happens once you are placed into a new role

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Once you are placed in your now role, it is common practice for the recruitment consultant to call you and check in every now and then (usually up to a period of 3 months) There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, they will want to know how you are getting on to make sure […]


Registering with an Agency

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

If you find yourself looking for a new role, and you decide to register with some recruitment companies there are a few things that you should consider. Firstly, you only should look at registering with a maximum of 3 companies. If you register with more than this, the chances are, your CV will be banded […]


Psychometric Testing

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Psychometric Testing This is an area/ technique/method that is becoming more and more popular within most sectors of recruitment and industry, and one of the big fears is THE UNKNOWN of what your answers mean. I have a client who uses this for all interviews if he likes the candidate and wants to make them […]


Interview Preparation and Etiquette

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Setting up an interview can sometimes be a difficult task, and to avoid going backwards and forwards, the best thing to do is to make sure you know your availability, as changing it at a later date can sometimes look like you are not fully committed. Once set up, you need to make sure you […]


Interview Questions

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Questions to ask at an interview  Here is a list of questions that can be asked in an interview to show your interest in the role: 1: Can you describe a typical day in this type of role. 2: How long have you been at the company, and what makes you stay. 3:How would you […]


Handing in your Notice

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

OK: So you have received a job offer and you are happy with it. You have talked to your partner, and made sure that this is the role that you 100% want to go for. Then it is time to hand in your notice. It is VERY important to make sure that you are 100% […]


CV’s

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. 1 Comment

CV’s are an area that people have either read about lots, or don’t know anything about. The way I see a CV, is as a front door. The CV has to be good enough for a recruiter to want to open it. There will be a lot of additional blogs about CV’s and this initial […]


Cancelling an Interview

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

Parts of this blog would have been mentioned in the ‘Interviews’ blog that was previously published, however, some points need addressing more fully here. I have recently had a candidate cancel an interview with less than a days notice (Via text) for reasons that can be questioned. And then, when trying to rearrange the interview, […]


Reasons for leaving

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

People often ask me what they should say their reason for leaving is, and when I get asked this, I always get a little concerned. Surely you just need to be honest, right? On the whole, yes, just tell the client the reasons for you being there today, fine, BUT, there are ways to package […]


Applying from Overseas

By Gavin Dilkes on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Synergy News. No Comments

In today’s international business climate, we get a lot of people applying for jobs from overseas. As an international candidate myself (once) I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some issues and actions that are worth looking at in order to make the application process as easy as possible. Firstly, when applying […]



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