Feeling the pressure of waiting for your AAT results… Here’s some stress busting options!

8th June 2021

We’re all familiar with the stress and strain of revising for and sitting exams and your AAT assessments are no exception. So, once you’ve finally completed your exams and binned your revision timetable, the relief and sense of freedom can be great – but then it’s often only a matter of time before you start feeling anxious about getting your results.

Here at MacKenzie King, most of our candidates and several of our consultants have been through the AAT exams … Read more >>

Preparing for your virtual interview

26th January 2021

As we continue to trundle along this new normal, adapting nearly all everyday aspects of life – we have had to take a different approach to business and work too. With the ever-changing progression of technology, of course, the workplace has had to follow suit – many of us have had to adapt the way we work to increase efficiency, save time and adjust to remote working.

The great news is, there are a number of employers still hiring, and … Read more >>

Cheryl Voller – 25 years in the industry

2nd December 2020

With 25 years in the industry our very own Director, Cheryl Voller is here to share her experiences on juggling a career with family life.. and everything in between!

Cheryl’s dedication and success speak volumes, as she strives to offer nothing less than excellence. 25 years of service is certainly a milestone for us to celebrate!

So, Cheryl why recruitment?

In all honesty, I fell into recruitment having worked in retail management and HR for ten years previously. I really … Read more >>

The wonderful world of the virtual meeting….

26th October 2020

With almost all of us experiencing the world of online meetings this year… could we work on the effectiveness of them?

For years gone by, we probably only used them to connect with teams, or partners that live and work in other locations. Yet now, it is common to have virtual meetings within your team, especially given that many offices are continuing to work from home.

Firstly, there should be a set of general corporate rules for online conferences that … Read more >>

Imposter Syndrome

15th October 2020

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your family, friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re some kind of intellectual fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments, the idea that you have succeeded purely due to luck, rather than talent or qualifications

This is actually a very common occurrence, and known as imposter syndrome, or what psychologists often call impostor phenomenon. According to an article published in the International Journal of Behavioural Science, a … Read more >>

The benefits of employing temporary workers

6th August 2020

With your company’s strategic plan potentially not looking as it should due to the COVID crisis, we leave ourselves wondering how we can increase our workforce and specialist team members, yet protect our budgets……

The answer is simple…… find yourself a reliable, highly motivated and driven temporary worker. Temporary employment is also referred to as freelance or contract work and is often overlooked for various reasons.

The use of temporary workers or “temps” as they are commonly called, has grown … Read more >>

Meet the team – This months focus….

29th July 2020

Recruitment Consultant Stephanie Capstick

As recruiters, a lot of our time is spent meeting candidates, visiting clients and communicating between companies and prospective employees, so ensuring we have a team of recruiters that are good listeners, open, honest, organised (to name a few) are absolutely paramount.

Here at Mackenzie we are lucky enough to work in a small friendly team , our recruitment consultants can be relied upon to offer a professional service to both clients and candidates alike.

Today Read more >>

April is Stress Awareness month

7th April 2020

I’m sure more than ever, the majority of the population can relate to this.

It’s important to point out that stress is not always a ‘bad’ thing. Without this brilliant ability to feel stress, humankind wouldn’t have survived past the caveman era…  The term ‘fight-or-flight’ represents the choices that our ancient ancestors made, probably when faced with a saber-toothed tiger.

The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a reaction that occurs in the presence of … Read more >>

Working from home…. With the added twist of home schooling

23rd March 2020

So, here we go…..

If the thought of working from home with your child seems frightening, you aren’t alone. Kids demand around-the-clock attention and parenting while juggling conference calls, the never-ending emails, tight deadlines… And not to mention the added task of home schooling can almost seem like a minefield.

This unwelcome distraction has struck a chord with many parents all around the world. Juggling work commitments with a hectic family life is tricky to say the least.

I am … Read more >>

Your CV is a small document that can have a BIG impact…..

11th March 2020

Ensure that your first impression has a lasting effect!

A good CV is a gateway to many valuable experiences, from gaining the work experience that defines your future career path to landing your dream job. So, take your time to build it & devote the energy to refreshing it.

 

Here are MacKenzie King’s top tips:

Make a statement:

Showcase your abilities, what it is that makes you the right person for the role?  Ensure you include your future aspirations … Read more >>