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Top 5 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Well done, you’ve got an interview! But how do you avoid making the most common mistakes when interviewing?

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The rise of video CVs and interviews

The rise of video CVs and interviews has become a prominent trend over the past few years, offering both employers and job seekers a more flexible and efficient way to connect.

Using your company culture to attract and retain staff

In today's candidate driven job market, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for the success of any business. While competitive salaries and benefits packages are important, they are no longer sufficient on their own. More and more, job seekers are prioritising company culture.

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7 reasons to work in the Scientific and Clinical sectors

In a world driven by technological innovation and scientific advancements, the decision to work in the scientific and clinical fields offers a diverse and impactful career.

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Job search setbacks – dealing with rejection

Job hunting can be challenging, filled with many ups and downs. One of the most discouraging aspects is facing rejection. However, this is a natural part of the job search process, and if you can learn how to deal with rejection and use it as an opportunity for growth, it will ultimately help you in securing the right job.

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Empowering Women in STEM: A Celebration of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, serves as a global celebration of the achievements and contributions of women across various fields. One field where women have made significant progress in is STEM. Despite historical underrepresentation, women continue to break barriers - inspiring future generations and reshaping the landscape of these industries.

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One Nucleus – Online Building Life Science Adventures Conference // 12-13 March 2024

CK Group are proud to be sponsoring the two-day online Building Life Science Adventures conference hosted by One Nucleus, 12-13 March.

Is your recruiting process costing you candidates?

The current financial climate and world events have dramatically changed the world of recruitment, with candidates focusing more on having a good work-life balance, being more selective with their choices and prioritising benefits packages.

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Embrace contract and temporary recruitment

Our specialist recruitment consultants have a profound understanding of the Life Science, Chemicals, Clinical, Engineering and Technical industries, with the expertise to consistently meet your needs. Whether your requirements arise unexpectedly or are part of a planned project, our remarkable speed and flexibility ensure that you receive the necessary support, delivered promptly and within budget.

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Choosing between a global or start-up company

Engineering and Clinical Research industries offer diverse career opportunities, with two distinct paths emerging as popular choices for professionals - working for a global giant or joining a dynamic start-up. Each option presents its own unique advantages and challenges, making this a key decision for those entering or navigating their careers.

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What career path is right for you?

The fields of Life Science, Chemicals, Technology, Engineering and Clinical Research, offer a vast array of exciting and dynamic career opportunities. It can sometimes be confusing trying to figure out what career appeals to you, with so many different paths out there. If you’ve recently graduated and are looking to get started in industry, or you’re making a move into a new area, make sure it is the right decision for you.

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Choosing a career that makes a difference

Working in the Life Sciences and Clinical Research industries can be a meaningful and rewarding career. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the sciences and make an impact on the lives of countless individuals.

Organise your hiring strategy

Start the year well with new hires! In the rapidly advancing field of Life Sciences, Chemicals, Engineering and Clinical Research, staying ahead requires not only pioneering research and innovation but also a workforce equipped with diverse skills and expertise. As the industry evolves, so do the challenges and opportunities in attracting top talent.

Staying motivated during your job search

For many people, navigating the job search process can be challenging and demotivating if you feel you are not making as much progress as you would like. Whether you're a recent graduate eager to start your career or an experienced professional seeking a new opportunity, maintaining motivation throughout this process is essential.

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How to overcome job hunting anxiety

Job hunting can be a rollercoaster of emotions. The process of searching for a new job opportunity can often lead to feelings of stress, self-doubt, and anxiety. It's entirely normal to experience these emotions during such a significant phase of life, but it's crucial not to let them overwhelm you.

Why work with a specialist recruitment agency?

Finding the right talent or the perfect job opportunity can be an arduous task. This is where specialist recruitment agencies step in, offering countless advantages to both job seekers and employers. As a specialist recruiter for the Life Science, Clinical Research and Chemicals sectors, CK Group are focussed on connecting skilled professionals with companies seeking specific expertise, streamlining the hiring process and enhancing the overall recruitment experience for both parties.

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End of Year Round Up // Reflecting on 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s an important time for CK Group to look back on the milestones, achievements and growth that have marked this year. Through challenges and successes, we have navigated our way through these difficult economic conditions, and still helped to place many candidates in exciting and innovative roles within various global and successful companies.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

opment regardless of their backgrounds. This means implementing policies and practices that eliminate biases and barriers, ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to thrive based purely on their abilities.

RSC 2023 Pay & Reward Salary Survey Report

We’re excited to announce that once again CK Group have sponsored the RSC Pay and Reward survey.

Embracing flexible working

In recent years, the traditional concept of a 9 to 5 office job has undergone a significant transformation. With technology advancements and shifting work cultures, the idea of flexible working has gained considerable traction in modern employment.

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