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Liz Hancock’s Lake District Mighty Hike

June 19th, 2017 by

A massive congratulations to Liz Hancock for completing the Lake District Mighty Hike on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Whilst temperatures soared and the rest of us were enjoying the glorious weekend, Liz was making her way through 25 miles of beautiful scenery with the sun beating down on her.  We are pleased to say that she, along with many other brave fundraisers, completed the long journey.

We are so proud of you for this massive achievement and for raising such a huge amount for this fantastic charity.  Congratulations and well done!

Here is a picture of Liz back at the office proudly showing off her medal.  We wish her just as much luck for the painful 10 metre walk back to her desk.

 

CEO SLEEPOUT

May 31st, 2017 by

As you are now all becoming aware, I am raising money for the homeless through a charity called CEO Sleepout whereby I will be sleeping outside on Monday 16th October from 8pm until 6am.

One of things that upsets me the most about the number of homeless people on our streets is the fact that they are ignored.. we just seem to be able to walk on by and ignore their plight, ignore their existence.. but the bomb in Manchester last week sharply brought to our attention that they just because they are homeless does not make them care less nor has it warped their sense of humanity.

Chris Parker has been homeless since 2012, living on the streets where even his mother had no idea of his plight and yet when the bomb went off, he did not run and hide, he went to the aid of an injured 8 year old and comforted her until help could arrive and stayed with a 60 year old woman who tragically died in his arms.. that is real heroism.. I thank God she was not alone and that she had Chris to hold her until the end.. that is true humanity

But until that day Chris Parker was just another faceless nonentity on our streets  and although it has been amazing that people have donated money to change his life there are still hundreds more on our streets this morning and who need our support which is why I am asking you to please please donate to this charity

If you feel that you would be happy to do so.. then please or go onto JustGiving.com and search for my name, Natalie Shalom, it will take you to my page.

Thank you so much from all the Chris Parkers out there

CEO Sleepout

April 21st, 2017 by

Each year, Alexander Hancock makes a donation to Shelter in order to support all the people who are currently living on the streets.  This is a growing problem and more and more people are finding themselves sleeping on the streets due to various reasons and circumstances.   150 families a day in Britain become homeless.

At some point during the day, each and every one of us will walk past someone who is in this situation and we will either donate some money, buy a copy of the Big Issue, or buy them a hot drink and sandwich, but we all have the same thought, ‘I hope that never happens to me’.   We all hope that we will never be in that situation where we have to sleep on a cold wet doorway with people ignoring you as you ask for help.  We all hope that we never have to walk a day in their shoes and that we can help all the people who are in that situation.

One thing you can do, is support our Director, Natalie, who will be going the extra mile and spending one night sleeping outside in order to help raise more money for this fantastic cause.  Natalie, along with many other Directors, will be sleeping outside on the pitch at the Emirates Stadium at Old Trafford, on Monday 16th October, from 8pm until 6am, in order to experience first-hand, what it is like for the many people we pass each day.  If anyone knows Natalie, you will know that she is never far from a hair dryer, loves her home comforts, and really doesn’t like the walk from the car park to the office, so for her, sleeping outside on a cold, wet and windy night in October is really a big thing and we would really appreciate any support you can give, whether that is a donation on her Just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Natalie-Shalom2 , or by giving that hot coffee that you have just bought, or the money for that quick pint that you were just popping out for to the next person that you see who are sleeping on the streets.

We would like to thank you for all of your support and any donation you make would be greatly received.

12 Days of Job Hunting

December 27th, 2016 by

On the third day of job hunting my recruiter said to me…

A suit or smart clothing to make the best first impression…

A map to plan my journey

And a clear up to date CV

 

An interview is not the place to make a fashion statement and more and more companies are returning to traditional professional dress. Whatever you wear should indicate that you’re a professional who’s ready to get to work at a new job.

12 Days of Job Hunting

December 26th, 2016 by

On the second day of job hunting my recruiter said to me….

A map to plan your journey and…

And a clear up to date CV

 

Double-check location, travel times etc. to ensure that you arrive in plenty of time.  Never arrive late to an interview.  Allow extra time to arrive early, allowing for factors like getting lost, finding a parking space etc.

12 Days of Job Hunting

December 25th, 2016 by

On the first day of job hunting my recruiter said to me…..

A clear up to date CV

 

You will be surprised how many times we interview candidates in our office, only to find that the CV we have, isn’t their most up to date.  Make sure that the CV you are sending over, is up to date, clear, and easy to read and contains information relevant for the position that you are applying for.  If a position clearly asks for certain skills and qualifications, please make sure that they are in your CV or cover letter.  Recruiters are not mind readers and cannot assume you have the skills required unless it is in the CV.

Try our CV builder at:

https://www.alexanderhancock.co.uk/cv-builder/

 

A Great Big Thank You!

December 22nd, 2016 by

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Jumper Day and helped us raise money for the fantastic charity Save the Children.  We all had great fun trying to outdo each other’s Christmas jumper and we are so proud that we raised money for such a great cause.  Thanks again to each of you who donated as it will mean so much to so many children around the world. https://christmasjumperday.org/

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER

December 5th, 2016 by

Here at Alexander Hancock we take Christmas very very seriously, Grainne plans her present list from July onwards, Natalie is the only one allowed to dress the tree, Liz keeps DHL, UPS and Amazon in business with her deliveries, and Anneliese? Well she is a bit Bah Humbug about it all, but we ignore her… basically Christmas is, in our opinion, THE best time of the year but…

We are incredibly aware that this time of year is very difficult for others, particularly those children who are living in appalling conditions in Refugee Camps, so we are having a CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY in our office on Friday 9th December to support SAVE THE CHILDREN. (www.savethechildren.org.uk)

The aim is to raise money to provide warm clothing for those children to help them keep warm through the winter, buy them food to keep up their strength and most importantly of all, provide a safe environment where they can be free from trafficking, slavery and the nightmares of war.

So we will donate £2 for every single person who comes into our offices on that day suitably attired in a Christmas Jumper and we will make an additional donation to the charity in our name.

Please feel free to pop in, have a mince pie and have a photo taken in your favourite winter woolly!

But if you can’t come in but want to support this amazing charity please text:

TEAMALEXHAN to 70050 and you will donate £2 to Save The Children

 

Thank you

WHY DO I HAVE TO COME IN AND SEE YOU?

February 10th, 2016 by

This is the one question we get asked more often than any other from applicants and I have to admit it is completely beyond me as to why you wouldn’t want to! So let’s see if I can explain how important this is for YOU, the job searcher.. (more…)

“Counter Offers and why they drive me insane!”

October 2nd, 2015 by

If you read no other blog of mine I am begging you to read this one. Read, inwardly digest and bear in mind throughout your careers.. (more…)