Monthly Archives: July 2012

TACTICS VERSUS STRATEGY. WHAT IS BETTER: A CAREER...

Posted On 29th July 2012

I remember one day in the autumn term of my final year meeting a fellow languages student leaving the university careers service. “All I want is a job,” she moaned, “but all I ever get when I go in there is more and more leaflets.” What the careers service were hoping we would do is […]

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WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

Posted On 22nd July 2012

May I ask you for a moment of personal honesty? If I was to hire a reputable polling organisation to contact confidentially a representative sample of your previous colleagues and bosses what would I find out about you? Do they like you? How good would they say you were at your job? What would they […]

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IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET

Posted On 15th July 2012

A few weeks ago I joined the army of smartphone owners. Until very recently, I had been a refusnik on the grounds that I couldn’t really see what I’d get out of it and I didn’t necessarily see being in contact with the world 24/7 as an upside. The change of heart came after a […]

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THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

Posted On 8th July 2012

Aspiring politico, you dream of meeting people known to most us only through our television screens … how do you feel about taking a turn at the washing up and photocopying? Would-be international aid champion, you want to give something back … but does that still have the same appeal if you’re told that people […]

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PLUS ÇA CHANGE…

Posted On 1st July 2012

On coming to office in May 2012, French President, François Hollande set about keeping one of his election pledges: half of the people appointed to his cabinet were women. In doing this, the President remarked, “The most complicated thing about such a principle is not finding women but casting aside competent men.” In saying this, […]

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