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JOB INTERVIEWS AND THE MYTH OF I

Posted On 17th July 2014

More heresy from me today. I hope you like it. It’s a plea for a new realism in job interviews. The tea’s in Boston Harbor. Ninety Five theses are nailed to the church door. There’s a man in green standing outside a post office trying to whip up a mob with poetry. Let’s see how […]

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A CV CAN BE LONGER THAN TWO PAGES. OFFICIAL.

Posted On 13th May 2014

I am about to make a generation of CV writers scream. I am about to make a generation of job hunters a little less worried. I am also going to tell a generation of recruiters something they already know. A CV CAN be longer than two pages. There are even many, many occasions when it […]

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HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...

Posted On 30th April 2014

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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INTERESTS AND HOBBIES ON YOUR CV: DON’T...

Posted On 27th April 2014

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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DUSTING OURSELVES OFF: THE END OF THE RECESSION...

Posted On 2nd March 2014

I feel a bit like an air raid warden wandering through the streets with a whistle and a rattle and shouting “You can come out of your basements now! The bombers have gone away!” I’m sure if you’re still looking for work or hanging on as a “self-employed consultant” earning a quarter of what you […]

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