Monthly Archives: May 2013

THE UNRETIRED

Posted On 26th May 2013

The Independent recently ran an article about affluent older men who are choosing to return to work having retired from their original career. In fact, the percentage of people working past State Retirement Age in the UK has almost doubled between 1993 and 2012, and two-thirds of men in “higher skilled” roles are choosing to […]

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WHY JOB HUNTING IS MORE LIKE A DATE THAN A RACE

Posted On 19th May 2013

Sex is a topic I’ve tackled in this blog from time to time. Odd, for a job hunting coach, you might think. Not really. Think about it. We all need to breathe, drink, eat, avoid freezing to death and be loved, in roughly that order. Your ability to breathe is really the only one of […]

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DEALING WITH THE INTERVIEWER

Posted On 12th May 2013

When we first sat down to plan our interview training service, one of us pointed out that it is often as important to train the interviewers, but that would be an even harder sell than offering interview training to prospective job candidates. To adapt a famous quote from “CJ” in the “Fall and Rise of […]

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DEATH BY DINNER

Posted On 5th May 2013

Henry Ford used to take any aspiring executives he was considering hiring to lunch before making a final decision. If the hapless candidate salted their food before tasting it, the decision was instant – rejection. By salting without testing the candidate demonstrated a lack of critical and analytical faculties or, looking at it another way, […]

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