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LINKEDIN UPDATES

Posted On 17th February 2013

2012 was a year of change for LinkedIn. The interface that veteran users were well-accustomed to started to morph into something sleeker and more user-friendly but in some ways more maddening at the same time. It’s certainly much easier to build your profile on LinkedIn now. Adding new entries and sections is less fiddly than […]

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INTERVIEW EMBARRASSMENT: HOW TO AVOID IT

Posted On 10th February 2013

Several times a month I personally deliver coaching to clients facing one of the great hurdles of modern life – a job interview. Recent clients have included everyone from the Chair of a major charity to an information security expert, a young woman establishing a second career in a new country to a somewhat older […]

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A CV WITH ATTITUDE

Posted On 3rd February 2013

Last week’s blog sparked quite a discussion on our LinkedIn group. Did recruiters really understand candidates’ skills? If not, what did it matter if your skills were transferrable or not? What are transferrable skills anyway? And one participant suggested that a Reed International survey had shown that more employers now hired on attitude rather than […]

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LIFE AFTER…

Posted On 27th January 2013

The annual beano of the world’s business and political leaders in Davos has just finished. Since the world’s economies hardly have any good stories to tell, I can’t think it’s been too cheery an event. Perhaps most poignantly for readers of these pages, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation has stated that the “jobs […]

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UNDERSTATED

Posted On 20th January 2013

We often get asked what kind of people come to us for assistance. All sorts really. However, there are two groups which outstrip all others: People who have been with one company or organisation for a long time, perhaps most of their career, and have not had to write a CV or attend an interview […]

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