10 things to do in an interview that will ensure you don’t end up getting the job

10 things to do in an interview that will ensure you don’t end up getting the job

You’ve been made redundant, you’re now unemployed, you’re signing on at the job centre, the sun is shining and the pubs are open……… Let’s face it, things could be a lot, lot, worse. At some point you’re going to have to get another job but for the meantime (summer), there’s no point in rushing the…

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How to have a successful career without any discernible talent whatsoever

How to have a successful career without any discernible talent whatsoever

Some people just have it don’t they? They are able to anticipate problems before they occur and if problems ever do occur they always have a solution. In the unlikely event that they don’t have a solution the problem will inadvertently become somebody else’s fault. Such individuals are few and far between which means the…

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How to hide a secret message inside a Powerpoint presentation

How to hide a secret message inside a Powerpoint presentation

There are numerous reasons why you would need to send a secret message to a colleague in the workplace. You may be having an affair and don’t want the snoopers in the I.T. department to know your intimate business. You might have a disciplinary hearing coming up and will need to get your version of…

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10 tell-tale signs that indicate a team member is about to hand in their resignation

10 tell-tale signs that indicate a team member is about to hand in their resignation

How short some people’s memories are! You didn’t throw their CV into the bin upon spotting the first spelling mistake, you pretended to believe their unlikely story about how they generated £100,000 of incremental revenue in a single month in their previous job, you gave them an interview – hell, you even gave them a…

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5 things you’ll miss about being unemployed when you finally get a new job

5 things you’ll miss about being unemployed when you finally get a new job

Unemployment is a trying time for the best of people – even those that have never actually had a proper job like The Queen. It causes you to doubt yourself and question your role in the world on an existential level. Who am I? What is my purpose? Should I really have bought a bottle…

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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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How to avoid being earmarked for promotion at work

How to avoid being earmarked for promotion at work

Everybody knows that things get tougher in the workplace the higher up you go. Look at your boss for goodness sake! When she first got promoted she had a full head of hair and was in a happy marriage – now she’s divorced and has a drink problem since taking a step up the professional…

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How to stay safe from prying eyes at your workplace computer

How to stay safe from prying eyes at your workplace computer

Your workplace computer offers a multitude of ways that enemies in the office can gain access to the parts of your life that you’d rather were kept hidden. It may be that you’ve sent a CV to a prospective employer, or maybe you’re having an extra-marital affair with the hot blonde Essex girl/boy that works…

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How to avoid doing any work in the office whilst looking extremely busy

How to avoid doing any work in the office whilst looking extremely busy

  Working life is hard. In the years that pass subsequent to getting your first job after leaving school or college, you will be reduced to a mere number on a balance sheet. The enjoyment of your life will take second place behind the need to put food on the table and clothes on your…

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How to survive a full day in the office even though you didn’t go to bed last night

How to survive a full day in the office even though you didn’t go to bed last night

  We’ve all been there. The ‘swift pint’ on a Tuesday night just as you’re starting to recover from a heavy festival weekend. The ‘swifty’ will however inevitably evolve into a swift six or seven pints of lager followed by shots and then it’s on to a late bar. After that, it’s anyone’s guess what…

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