Posted by on June 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

If you are thinking about applying for a teacher training course to begin training in Autumn 2014 there are some facts you should be aware of and some action you can be taking right now. (Information correct as of 25/10/2103 and applies to training in England – there are slight variations for Scotland, Wales and

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

Bigger in the US than the UK, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are designed to take away the pain of reading endless numbers of CVs and covering letters. Rather than companies having to trawl through these themselves they delegate the task to  computer software. In America one estimate has calculated that three quarters of all submitted

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

What makes an inappropriate or illegal interview question? Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, was asked in a radio interview last week about her partner’s sexuality based on the cast iron logic that “He must be gay, he’s a hairdresser”. Aside from the sweeping generalisation that all people within a given occupation share the same

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Posted by on June 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

One employee to another employee: When the boss’ son starts working here tomorrow, he’ll have no special privileges or authority. Treat him just as you would anyone else who was due to take over the whole business in a year or two.  Yep.  Nepotism. It’s a joke. It is well known that those with social

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A new employment agency reported in the Sunday Times this week only accepts job seekers who meet their requirements in terms of their physical attributes.  The ‘Beautiful People’ agency is a spinoff of the dating agency by the same name and says that it is ‘an exclusively beautiful community, founded for the purpose of creating

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Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

If you have an interview soon you may be worried or excited ….or even happy about the prospect of it. No matter whether someone wants to chat with you informally about a part time job in a bar, or if you have a three day formal assessment for a Graduate Trainee Accountant position, there are

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