Monthly Archives: June 2013

HOW GETTING A JOB IS A JOB AND HOW TO MAKE IT...

Posted On 30th June 2013

One thing that surprises me about the frequency people move from one company to the next is the sheer time and effort it takes. Sure, if your moves have been based on getting a “tap on the shoulder” you may appear to have glided effortlessly through corporate life. However, if your life and career has […]

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HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER

Posted On 22nd June 2013

This blog is essentially barrack-room psychology on the process of applying for jobs, especially if you are obliged to apply via a recruitment consultancy. While not attempting to defend recruiters, it attempts to explain why certain things happen as they do and how, as with many evils, money is the root cause. Let us put […]

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WHAT IT SKILLS ARE NEEDED IN TODAY’S JOB...

Posted On 16th June 2013

It’s not so long ago that job adverts used to state that candidates were required to be “computer literate”. As I remember, people used to interpret this nebulous phrase to mean everything from “can type” to “knows how to program” and, of course, everything in between. By the end of the 1990s the interpretation had […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ACCURATE

Posted On 9th June 2013

I will be mortified if there is a typo in this blog. Why this one more than others? In brief, the subject today is the accuracy of the written word. Apart from job descriptions for Directors of Communications, accuracy in written copy is probably not a requirement (and even then, I would aver, it is […]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LINKEDIN AND YOUR JOB HUNT

Posted On 2nd June 2013

Hallelujah! An increasing number of our clients and readers are waking up to how important a good LinkedIn profile is to the success of their job hunt. However, they don’t all realise LinkedIn isn’t simply an online CV. It’s more than that. It’s a social network and if you want to be a visible member […]

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