Monthly Archives: April 2011

A MAN’S A MAN FOR A’ THAT

Posted On 28th April 2011

Should all CVs look the same?  Of course not.  Then why do so many sites say they should?  Because it’s easier that way for the people who write them.  Boiling the world down to just ten tips makes everything so much simpler.  It’s much easier to be prescriptive that way.  It’s also much easier to […]

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EXPLAINING BABY

Posted On 25th April 2011

A good few years ago now, I was having breakfast with a bunch of friends, many of whom much older and wiser than myself.  I don’t know how we came to be talking about equal opportunities, but we did.  “What people fail to understand in their anxiety to be politically correct,” harrumphed one, “is that we […]

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Better George drunk than Harold sober

Posted On 21st April 2011

I’ve had reason to reflect recently on how mavericks, odd-balls, non-conformists and others are treated in both company and national life. The company related reasons have to do with some situations a friend of mine has been in over the last few years.  It’s a tale of the danger of a culture that speaks a […]

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WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THE WAR, GRANDDAD?

Posted On 17th April 2011

One of the most heart-rending pieces of recruitment advertising any of us is likely to have seen are those World War II posters picturing an old man with a child on his knee with the question “What did you do during the war, granddad?” emblazoned across it.  Who wouldn’t dream of telling tales of heroics […]

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THE ART OF GETTING YOURSELF NOTICED

Posted On 16th April 2011

Your CV is your calling card, the door-opener to securing a much sought-after position, the next step on your personal career ladder.  In an increasingly competitive market, the number of people applying for a prized role will increase.  In the light of this, there is a wealth of advice springing up around the web seeking […]

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