Monthly Archives: May 2012

DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS

Posted On 27th May 2012

There are times that a string of observations lead to potentially controversial conclusions. It is such a series of observations that I’d like to hold out for discussion today and while I offer a conclusion, this is to stimulate and exchange of views not to express hard and fast opinion. These days employers should not […]

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LIES, DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS

Posted On 20th May 2012

One of the stories that rocked the business world in the week commencing 14th May was the resignation of Yahoo’s Chief Executive, Scott Thompson. Though there is undoubtedly more to it, the main feature of the story was that he had lied on his résumé, checks showing that he did not have a joint degree […]

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WHAT JOB SEEKERS CAN LEARN FROM THE CIA

Posted On 13th May 2012

Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]

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IS THIS THE BUNGEE JUMP OF THE JOB HUNTING WORLD?

Posted On 6th May 2012

You’ve heard of extreme sports: now for extreme interviewing. You may even have read about this over the past couple of months, the Daily Mail breaking the shocking news of this new way of interviewing people on 11th March and since then discussion of these interviewing methods have been doing the rounds of the cyber […]

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