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Contract versus Permanent? Which is better?

The shorttermism endemic in today’s working environment has a direct influence on the nature of employment contracts. The dominance of technology has created a modus operandi where workflows are more frequently being encased in projects. This means that tasks become … Continue reading

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Today’s ‘rock and roll’ workplace

  The present working environment, whether it is a commercially-focused corporation or a not-for-profit organisation, is demanding and has a short-term cycle. It will be influenced by the short-term trading culture that is so prevalent in today’s market. Influencers such as global … Continue reading

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Redundancy and How to Survive It

The reality is that many more employees will experience redundancy at some stage in their working career in the current fluid job market. It does not have to be a monumental global catastrophe such as the credit crunch. It can … Continue reading

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Managing Change in today’s technology led environment

The rate of change in the modern commercial environment means we may cross a number of career boundaries during our working life. We need to be able to adapt to this rate of change and adjust to different work situations. … Continue reading

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Should I establish a rapport with the interviewer?

And the answer seems obvious. Yes of course you should do your best to establish a good rapport. If you are working all day with someone it is important that you get on well together.  One of my favourite clients, … Continue reading

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‘First Impressions’ Should we rely on them?

‘First impressions are everything.’ ‘I can tell after two minutes whether the candidate is right for the role.’ These views, I am afraid, are not the observations of experienced interviewers and mean that the interviewer is judging from a narrow … Continue reading

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Planning your career journey by using the 5 key sign posts

Your work experiences, your personal circumstances, your personal preferences and your personal development are never static. They are continually evolving and changing and your career goals and aspirations must reflect this change and adaptation. If, by using a structured method, … Continue reading

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CV-Two Pages or Longer?

      The ‘two pages’ opinion also indicates a misunderstanding of the focus of the CV. If I were a Managing Director, I don’t think the selection panel would be over impressed with my two-page crammer. Clearly, the number … Continue reading

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Personalities Underground

  There are some people at my workplace whom I have never seen without them talking on the phone or staring at a mobile screen. It will be interesting to see the transformation on the London Underground when they wire … Continue reading

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Interviews the 10 most common myths and tips

1)      Myth:  make sure you establish a good rapport with the interviewers Tip:  the interviewer’s focus is on whether you can do the job rather than whether you are going to be their new friend.  2)     Myth:  Interviews are like … Continue reading

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