Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Accenture to create jobs in Scotland

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Great news for the Scottish job market.  US Technology company Accenture are to create 2,000 new jobs in the UK in 2014, including Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Olly Benzecry, Accenture’s country managing director in the UK & Ireland, said: “We are searching for highly motivated, skilled individuals who share our passion for how major UK businesses can transform themselves by harnessing the power of technology – particularly emerging digital technologies – to drive business strategy.

“These roles will offer unparalleled opportunities in an environment that supports the professional growth of our employees and enhances their ability to deliver high performance to our clients.”

How to Make Video Interviewing Work for You

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

This article is really good,  great tips, clear and realistic advice and worth  5 mins of your time

Amusing ways to resign!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Found this on the CIPD People Management Magazine Blog
I’m sure there are more stories out there, whats yours ??

Ten Major Changes in Employment Law for 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

An easy and quick read to keep you up to date

Interesting article on Video CVs from Guardian Careers

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I’m still not convinced, appreciate that skype interviews are popular and work well but the video CV ….????



What a great way to get a job…

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Thought this article was great, makes you think about what is possible……

Sweden: Used car advert helps unemployed man land his dream job

News from Elsewhere...News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring

A webpage showing a photo of a car, David Hasselhoff, and Gandalf

An off-the-wall advert designed to sell an old car helped an unemployed Swede land his dream job, it’s reported.

Nils Jangen, 28, was forced to sell his 1985 Subaru online – but did so with such panache that a high profile motoring magazine offered him a job, according to The Local news website.

After moving to a new town to live with his girlfriend, Jangen sent out around 200 CVs to prospective employers, but had only been called to one interview. “I was getting pretty desperate,” he told the site. With his savings running dry and no job in sight, he had no choice but to sell his old car.

“It wasn’t going to sell itself, it’s really an old beater,” he said, “I included a bit of humour thinking it might help get my car sold.”

The advert on Blocket – a Swedish classified ads website – was decidedly unusual. It featured Lord of the Rings wizard Saruman and actor David Hasselhoff, and described the car as being “hand-forged in the darkest of Japanese industries” by “the Saruman of carmakers”.

The asking price was 10,000 kronor (around £950), but also said he was willing to trade the car for a job – as his prospects were “on a par with those of North Korea”.

A day after posting the ad he was inundated with job offers, and eventually chose to work at Auto, Motor & Sport magazine. “I’ve always dreamed of being an automotive journalist. I’ve probably watched too much Top Gear in my time, so I said yes right away,” Jangen told The Local.


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The unlikely debt capital of Britain

Posted on 23 April 2014

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Apple profits beat expectations

Posted on 23 April 2014

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Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Posted on 23 April 2014

Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.

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