7 phrases managers should look for on a CV before throwing it in the bin

7 phrases managers should look for on a CV before throwing it in the bin

Recruiting the right staff is essential for the success of your company. The challenge any recruiter faces is having to make the crucial decision of whether to hire someone despite having a small amount of information upon which to base the decision. We all know the majority of CVs contain enough fiction in them to…

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Czar Alexander II sells Alaska to the USA for less than the cost of signing Paul Pogba

Czar Alexander II sells Alaska to the USA for less than the cost of signing Paul Pogba

In the middle of the night on March 29th 1867, US and Russian diplomats thrashed out a deal that transferred Russia’s ownership of the territory of Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million. Russia wanted to sell the territory because it feared that it could be lost without compensation if war broke out with…

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Ryanair cancelling UK-EU flights will make absolutely no difference to journey times

Ryanair cancelling UK-EU flights will make absolutely no difference to journey times

  Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary told the European parliament that the cancellation of flights between the UK and EU will make absolutely no difference to journey times.   Despite Heathrow being deserted, summer holidays cancelled and aircraft being moved to Europe as a result of Brexit, Ryanair flights have historically landed so far away from…

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Samsung execs admit never buying magic mushrooms and going to the Dogstar in Brixton

Samsung execs admit never buying magic mushrooms and going to the Dogstar in Brixton

  Samsung executives admitted yesterday to never having bought a bag of magic mushrooms from a dodgy bloke on Brixton High Street and ending up in the Dogstar until 5am.   An arm of the technology giant has elected not to set up its European headquarters in London because the city is “not a fun…

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Spotify ‘fake artists’ to embark on a 52 date world tour

Spotify ‘fake artists’ to embark on a 52 date world tour

  Spotify has announced that its ‘fake artists’ will soon embark on a 52 date world tour.   The ‘Sleep and Ambient Chill’ tour is said to be a first for the music industry because none of the advertised gigs will actually take place – principally because the artists that will be performing don’t actually…

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The Full English breakfast to be sold on hire purchase after Brexit

The Full English breakfast to be sold on hire purchase after Brexit

  The price of a Full English Breakfast may increase so sharply if the UK government doesn’t agree a trade deal with the EU, that shoppers may be forced to purchase their fry ups on hire purchase.   Despite being about as English as Nigel Farage’s ancestral line, the inaccurately named Full English Breakfast is…

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Tour operators claim fake diarrhoea is killing their industry

Tour operators claim fake diarrhoea is killing their industry

  Travel industry bosses claim fake diarrhoea is killing their industry after a recent surge in bogus food poisoning claims.   They warn that British tourists could be banned from some resorts if people insist on claiming the obligatory ‘dickie tummy on holiday’ is a result of food poisoning rather than consuming enough alcohol to…

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Robbie Fowler mimics snorting cocaine in a Merseyside derby football match

Robbie Fowler mimics snorting cocaine in a Merseyside derby football match

Have you ever pretended to do something at work that later got you into a whole heap of trouble as a result? Perhaps you thought it would be a good idea to pretend to be ill over the phone when ringing in sick, or maybe you thought it wise to pretend to go out on…

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Health and Safety Checklist – Mountain Ledge Construction Worker

Health and Safety Checklist – Mountain Ledge Construction Worker

  This general health and safety checklist is not exhaustive – and is provided as a general guide to assess the arrangements required. Issue: Comments: Is the worker new to the task? □ Yes  □  No New starters should consider whether they have done the job 2000ft up the side of a mountain before as…

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W1nners Club Problem Page – Unflushed staff toilet

W1nners Club Problem Page – Unflushed staff toilet

  Dear Darcus, I work in a small company that only has one staff toilet between six of us. Everytime I go to use the loo, there is always a steaming great log in the bowl that the person who used it beforehand has kindly left as an unsightly gift for me. I know that…

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