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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.

TCMO Sponsor CIPD Scotland Conference 2014

Monday, December 16th, 2013

We are delighted to again be sponsors, exhibitors and attendees at the ever busier CIPD Scotland  Conference.

It will take place on the 6th and 7th March in Glasgow

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Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

Posted on 16 April 2014

Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.

VIDEO: End of cost of living squeeze?

Posted on 16 April 2014

Wage increases have finally risen above the rate of inflation, after four years of falling living standards.

Legal costs hit Bank of America

Posted on 16 April 2014

Bank of America reports a $276m first-quarter loss, after taking into account a $6bn charge for mortgage-related legal matters.

Growth in Scottish economy slows

Posted on 16 April 2014

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013, compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK as a whole.

London Market Report

Posted on 16 April 2014

Upbeat forecasts for Sports Direct and better-than-expected Chinese growth data send the FTSE 100 higher.

Wage rises catch up with inflation

Posted on 16 April 2014

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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