Monthly Archives: September 2012

DISINTERESTED

Posted On 30th September 2012

Ninety per cent of the CVs that come my way tell me about the writer’s interests. So, I assume you want to know mine? I hate soccer. Actually that’s not an interest, that’s more or less a religious passion for me, so let’s move on to something I like. I like Formula One. I’ve been […]

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A FORGOTTEN GENERATION

Posted On 23rd September 2012

As youth unemployment in the UK has topped the 1 million mark, much of the media focus has been on our “lost generation”, the young people whose prospects and confidence will be compromised by a phase of joblessness in early life. What is less well documented is what’s happening at the other end of the […]

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Posted On 16th September 2012

Ever since the female employees of Ford in Dagenham went out on strike – and probably before – the question of gender equality has never been far from the top of the agenda. Despite legislation, this is an issue that has not gone away – and rightly so, as the issue has never really been […]

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WHY DO I NEED A LINKEDIN PROFILE?

Posted On 16th September 2012

Recently receiving feedback on a free review that we’d given, a prospective client told us he couldn’t see the added value of improving his LinkedIn profile and I suspect that he’s not alone among the people we deal with in thinking that. So, I thought it was high time for me to put down on […]

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WINNING THE JOB SEARCH ARMS RACE

Posted On 9th September 2012

Consider this. What profession are you in? Are you a Civil Engineer, a Public Servant, an IT Project Manager, an Architect? Something else? A bit of everything? Ok. How many other people are in your profession? Have you ever sat down and considered that? Unless you have a very niche skill set, and depending on […]

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