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Job hunting in the New Year

It’s that time of year when employers across the majority of sectors are considering investing and taking on new employees. As the global recession has cleared and the economy has improved, the job market has also been revitalised and hirers are actively looking for talented individuals. So with this in mind, what are the top tips for job hunting in the New Year? Get your CV up to scratch It can be tempting ...

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Dispelling the myths on recruitment

In recent years, the perception of the recruitment industry has changed drastically. It is now seen as a career of choice for many aspirational professionals and has largely moved away from the tainted image it once had. Despite this, however, there are still a number of misconceptions about the hiring arena. So what are they? I’ll spend all day cold calling This is perhaps one of the more common misconcept ...

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12 tips of Christmas… for the perfect graduate job

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s the time of year you spend with loved ones and eat far too much food. It is also the best time to start looking for a graduate scheme or internship. Make the most of your leisure time by researching into the best ways to find that all important graduate job. Write the perfect CV and learn how to handle graduate recruiters professionally. Here are our top 12 tips t ...

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Top tips for buyers moving to London

During my two years as a property writer for a national newspaper, my inbox was always crammed with questions from people on the brink of buying a home (and not just from first-timers). Often, they would ask the 'basic' questions that I just assumed everyone knew the answers to (it turns out they don't!) That's what prompted me to write by book – Property Uncovered. It's not a book for seasoned landlords or ...

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Personal injury claims

We’re all familiar with the term ‘compensation culture’ – the often strongly-held belief that people regularly make frivolous claims for accidents and push up the cost of everyone else’s insurance. In fact, new research from QualitySolicitors indicates 73% of people are judgmental of personal injury claimants and a further 60% feel ‘resentful’ that these claims mean their insurance premiums could go up. How ...

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How and why you should save for retirement

Are you one of the many people not putting money aside for retirement? Find out how, and why, you should save up for your prime When it comes to investing in a new, exciting venture such as buying a house, everyone errs on the side of caution. People ask themselves questions such as, ‘Am I getting the best deal on a mortgage?’ and ‘What sort of loan shall I take out?’ Others devote hours to research in orde ...

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WIN! £100s worth of shopping vouchers!

Make your money go further with £100s worth of shopping vouchers – and watch just how far your money goes! Even the most savvy money savers need a few tips sometimes, and the Making Money Go Further blog by Debt Free Direct is packed with inspiring ideas and useful advice to help you live more comfortably. You’ll find articles on everything from saying no to that New Year's gym membership, to managing your ...

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Wonderful winter savings!

From rising heating and electricity bills, to expensive Christmas decorations and presents, this time of year can be an expensive one. Even trying to entertain the kids while they're on their school holidays can rack up the costs – but fear not. Here are some great winter savings on decorations and food during the festive period. Home-made decorations Adorning the Christmas tree with gleaming and glittering ...

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“We’ve worked with people including Victoria Beckham, Ken Livingstone and Stevie Wonder”

THE BOSS of a Hertfordshire translation and interpreting company is aiming to dispel the commonly-held belief that working in the language industry is all about sitting in booths listening to dull political or legal debates and dealing with boring documents. Clare Suttie, 44, who runs Atlas Translations in St Albans, which deals with no less than 339 languages - including the most unheard of dialects such a ...

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Money, money, money

Whether it’s for university fees or a deposit for a first house, putting money aside for your children as early as possible is hugely beneficial – especially if the interest pays off. The financial pressures on today’s young adults are immense. Step forward a generation and along with uncertain future economic markets, it is inconceivable to think that today’s toddlers could well end up starting their young ...

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