Monthly Archives: September 2011

CV – Be Specific

At one time, you would prepare your CV, take it to the local printer, and he would give you 50 printed versions for you to send to prospective employers. Then the copier replaced the printer, but the principle of the … Continue reading

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Character – Overcoming Adversity

About 2/3 of employment personality tests measure character – the kind of person you are. I am not planning an “obituary of the week” series (at least not yet), but how about a one-eyed test cricketer, the Nawab of Pataudi, … Continue reading

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Transition to Retirement

Retirement can come as a huge shock, and a total lifestyle change. Indeed for many men it can be the trigger for a heart attack. For employers it can mean that a lifetime’s knowledge disappears overnight. Y-12 in Knoxville, Tennessee, … Continue reading

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CV – Personal Information

How much personal information should you include in a CV, especially when it is unlawful for employers to ask for it? The best rule is to exclude it, as it will usually be irrelevant or may result in discrimination. In … Continue reading

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BAE Confirm Job Losses

BAE Systems finally confimed to its workforce the 3000 job losses forecast in the weekend’s press. They blame worldwide defence cuts. That the media broke the story before the workers were informed is not good, but who does confidentiality these … Continue reading

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CV – why?

Obviously, the purpose of a CV is to give employers details of the qualifications, skills and work background of prospective employees. However, however good your CV is, it will not land you the job. After all, the employer probably needs … Continue reading

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Temp Workers Largely Unaffected

Despite fears that the new Agency Workers Regulations would reduce the number of temporary vacancies, this appears not to be the case. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, 17% of employers did indeed intend to recruit fewer temporary workers … Continue reading

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