Monthly Archives: June 2011

OVER THE HILL?

Posted On 27th June 2011

I am sure that many of our readers will remember “One Foot in the Grave”, the hit sitcom from the 1990s in which the hapless Victor Meldrew found himself retired early against his will and then mayhem ensued as he sought out opportunities to fill up his time.  As well as the superb acting of […]

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THE CURSE OF THE PREMATURE EVALUATORS

Posted On 24th June 2011

I have unearthed a secret shame that blights recruitment consultants at all levels of the profession. It can ruin relationships, leave all concerned deeply dissatisfied, and potentially inflict untold damage on the sufferers, those they are supposed to care for, and the economy as a whole. The recruitment profession is suffering an epidemic of premature […]

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WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN…

Posted On 12th June 2011

It has been widely reported and underlined by a recent CBI Survey that one of the outcomes that graduates want most from their degree is “employability” and if employers are to recruit them, they of course want them suitably skilled. With the jobs market becoming more and more competitive and with university fees rising this […]

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WHY JOB HUNTERS SHOULD LISTEN TO CHEATING SONGS

Posted On 5th June 2011

Most people would rather bleed to death than have to write regularly. They hate writing, have no talent for it, were probably told that in cruel ways by the kind of teachers we’d like to believe don’t exist anymore, and are much better at drawing, painting, sculpture or some equally worthy artistic pursuit. Nothing wrong […]

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MIND THE GAP II

Posted On 2nd June 2011

This isn’t meant to be a weak sequel to “Mind the Gap“, in which we discussed the issue of the skills gap. Rather, I want to look at the issue of gaps in your CV. We touched on this in “Explaining Baby” and, as one reader advised, it divided people. On one hand, there were […]

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