Monthly Archives: October 2011

How long?

Sometimes when people are made redundant, and are given redundancy pay, it can be tempting to take a mini-holiday and delay job hunting until the money has run down. This is usually a mistake. If you are without a job … Continue reading

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Famous Reds – Shane Williams

Could not resist the BBC’s tribute to Shane Williams  

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Famous Reds – Wales Rugby Team

Part of an occasional series on Famous Reds. And it was not going to be Manchester United in the week they lost 6 – 1 to Manchester City at Old Trafford! So (and it may be a surprise given some … Continue reading

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The Cover Letter – T bar

When responding to a job advertisement, your cover letter is as essential as your CV, and forms part of a package. It should generally be typed on good quality paper, either white or possibly cream. The only slight exception might … Continue reading

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Scrapping Unfair Dismissal Laws?

A report by Adrian Beecroft for Downing Street, leaked to the Daily Telegraph, suggests scrapping unfair dismissal laws to make it easier to remove non-performing workers. Stand by for huge controversy, not least within the Coalition! This blog is not … Continue reading

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Raging Bull Phil Vickery

A couple of days late, but congratulations to Phil Vickery on winning Celebrity Masterchef, details here. Now this Phil Vickery should not be confused with the Phil Vickery who is a TV chef (and married to Fern Britton). This one … Continue reading

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Authentic Vocation – What are your Values?

Most careers advice starts with what you are good at – your skills, talents, education and experience. And if you want to play soccer for Manchester City (Yaya Toure is on £185,000 per week basic) you had best have a … Continue reading

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More Rugby

Ah, well. Wales coming fourth is better that I expected when we started. Two more general thoughts arise. One is the dedication and discipline of a group of young men (some very young) in pursuing their goal. Even getting to … Continue reading

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Wales play Australia on Friday morning for the “bronze medal” position in the Rugby World Cup. The chances of anybody being able to contact me before 10.30 am are exactly nil. Sorry.

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