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Ho-ho-hold on Santa!

Prepping Santa for a job interview.

Santa does a fantastic job and he seems to love it, but what if he called me to say he wants to try something new? I’d have to start by considering what type of work his ‘transferable skills’ might suit. A few possibilities spring to mind:   […]

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What recruiters really mean when we say….

What recruiters really mean when we say... BWF

Like it or loathe it, every profession has its own industry speak. If you’re not an insider you might sometimes wonder whether you’re being told the truth, or given the brush-off. Here’s my quick candidate’s guide to what recruiters really mean when we say things like: “We’ll […]

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Are you just too busy to find a job?

Too busy to find a job?

I think there is a lot of pressure on workers at the moment due to a mix of having demanding jobs and busy home lives. I was talking to one of my candidate’s last week who felt that if their pay was truly calculated against the hours […]

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Is getting a new job like getting fit?

race for the finish line

Is getting a new job like getting fit? So every year, normally in January or after the summer holidays we set ourselves new challenges and goals. The most common two are either getting a new job or getting fit. Some of us join the gym, paying the […]

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Company Relocation – the issues involved

Why do companies relocate.

There are a number of reasons why organisations relocate.  This can be from a result of a company merger, following on from a new business win and the need for the business to be based near the new client, to accommodate an expanding team or to reduce […]

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Will there ever be working in outer space??


Will there ever be working in outer space?? So how many of us meet the requirements to become a NASA Astronaut? Clearly very few! So what are the chances of us lesser mortals making it into outer space? Well it seems highly likely that wider opportunities will […]

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FCA launches consultation on secondary annuity market

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation to seek views on the new rules it has proposed for the secondary annuity market, which is due to be introduced in April next year. Its consultation is open until June 21st 2016 and is aimed at the whole […]

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Lifetime ISAs will have Brits ‘working till they drop’

The Lifetime ISA described in the 2016 Budget speech risks removing many people from workplace pension schemes and leaving them with no suitable retirement savings, according to critics of the planned financial vehicle. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlined the Lifetime ISA as a way to […]

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Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it !

clutter and mess

Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it ! Decluttering seems to be the buzz word for today.  With the constant upgrading of technology, pressure to keep up with the latest trends in clothing, accessories, jewellery, kitchen gadgets, home ware etc etc, not to mention my […]

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Millennial Money: Gen Y adopt parents’ saving habits

Millennials, the so-called ‘Generation Y’, are rapidly coming of age, with many of the oldest in the generation already into their 30s, with increasing spending power and financial security as a result. But when it comes to saving for the future, many in Gen Y are still […]

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