Category Archives: The economy

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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PLAYING A WEAK HAND WELL PART TWO: WHAT MANAGERS...

Posted On 12th January 2014

In response to our recent blog on Pope Francis and what leaders can learn from him, Rupert Holderness considers what we might learn from North Korea too. Rupert is an employee of the UK Ministry of Defence, but writes here in a personal capacity and without any access to information that is not in the […]

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THE HUMAN SUPERMARKET: LINKEDIN AND THE...

Posted On 9th January 2014

The impact of the internet on retail, and even recruitment, is pretty well known by now. It’s largely discussed for its negative impacts on traditional institutions (high street department stores, newspapers, advertising agencies, recruiters) and its upside for the end user (the shopper, the hiring company). Let’s discuss what it means for a jar of […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE WORKING FOR A FAILING...

Posted On 22nd December 2013

I hated my father and he hated me. It’s a long story and this isn’t the place. He was jealous of the opportunities hard work gave me, and he combined physical cowardice with a violent streak. He did however say one thing (over and over again) which I agree with: “If you’re ever really in […]

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REPUTATIONS

Posted On 7th August 2011

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? At an interview, perhaps? Either as a candidate, or as a hiring officer? Ever failed to get a job you should have got? Ever hired the wrong person? I can see nodding heads in the 23 countries that read this blog, and I’m nodding along with you. There […]

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