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THE VOICE

Posted On 8th April 2012

Yesterday evening, my talent-show loving flatmate introduced me to the latest get-famous-quick phenomenon that is sweeping our screens: BBC1’s The Voice. For the uninitiated, from what I can gather, the judges cannot see the person who is singing so that they judge the person on their singing talent and potential alone, not what they look […]

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FANCY FORMATTING

Posted On 1st April 2012

One of the questions that frequently comes our way is “how should I format my CV?” As with anything this important, detail matters and some people are astounded when we tell them to keep the formatting simple. Either because they’ve seen sample templates or because they think that something so ordinary cannot make an impression, […]

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KEY ERRORS IN CV WRITING

Posted On 18th March 2012

I wish I were teaching grandma to suck eggs. However, the evidence I see before me too often confirms that in pointing out the simplest of things about CV writing and what can go wrong when you put pen to paper may also be the most useful subject for this blog. Much of what follows […]

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PARALLEL LINES

Posted On 12th March 2012

The face of employment is changing. This month’s employment figures indicate that the promise of private sector job creation outstripping public sector job losses is now starting to materialise. More people will be working in small and medium enterprises, either social or commercial. Still others of us are creating our own SMEs and the term […]

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ARE YOU “BIG IN JAPAN”? HOW TO CHANGE...

Posted On 11th March 2012

Several times a day I speak to people who want advice on their CVs, LinkedIn profiles, or interview styles, and normally at least one of those people wants to change careers. I’m frequently surprised by how little research these talented and clever people seem to have done into what they will require to get into […]

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