Monthly Archives: March 2013

50 Challenges: No.13 – New Life

Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar, the time of resurrection and New Life in Christ. Many of our more secular traditions, such as Easter eggs also symbolise new life. And of course in Europe Easter time … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: Speak Italian

Many of us were put off learning languages at school by having to learn lists of irregular verbs. Yet that is not the way most of us learned English. That was probably through picking up words and patterns, and adding … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No.11 Enjoy Every Sandwich

The phrase comes from an interview of musician Warren Zevon by David Letterman. Asked what he understood now, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Zevon replied “Just how much you’re supposed to enjoy every sandwich.” So enjoy the moment, and … Continue reading

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Blakemores Help

It must be very difficult for the 250 people affected by Blakemores closure. In a managed redundancy, they might have been given some support to find a new job, if only some workshops on CV writing or interview skills. If … Continue reading

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Blakemores Solicitors Bite the Dust

News that Blakemores in Birmingham have been closed, putting 200 jobs at risk. James Pearce & Co., another firm of solicitors in the Midlands, have also closed. Thoughts on the business situation on the ITA blog here. However, two thoughts … Continue reading

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Intercultural Skills

In an ever smaller world, we more and more interact with people from other cultures. That, of course, is not confined to working internationally – for many of us, our clients and neighbours have roots in other cultures. There is … Continue reading

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Ben Southall’s winning video application for Best Job in the World 2009

Increasingly, the covering letter and CV is in decline. This video was successful in getting the “Best Job in the World 2009” – view at the Telegraph. And if you are interested in the Best Job in the World 2013, … Continue reading

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