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Most common interview faux pas

Interviews can be a daunting experience for everyone, but don’t jeopardise your chances of landing a dream job by committing those common interview crimes. We should all be familiar with the basic interview rules: be on time, don’t chew gum and be prepared, but you'd be astounded at how many candidates manage to get it wrong. Read through our list of what NOT to do when it comes to job interviews and impres ...

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How your food fantasy can become reality

Sarah Rodi gave up a successful career in journalism to turn her cake-baking hobby into a delicious business. We see it on the plethora of reality cooking programmes on TV, from MasterChef to The Great British Bake Off – that look of utter determination on people’s faces, the passion and consummate skill that so many Brits seem to have for all things food-related. Sarah Rodi, an ex journalist with a real pa ...

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Who’s hiring now?

Keen to build a challenging and rewarding career but not sure where to focus your attention? Here are 10 industries that may well be looking for you… Unemployment may be rife, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t jobs out there to be had. Looking in the right place and, of course, in the right industries is essential to job and career success. So we’ve generated a list of 10 industries and sectors that are ac ...

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5 alternative ways to earn extra money

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum with two troublesome toddlers to battle against each day, or juggling two jobs to make ends meet, having an extra bit of cash can often go all the way to help making life that little easier, and those ever-parting ends, meet. Here are five handy ways to earn some extra cash: 1. Sell, sell, sellThe internet is truly your oyster (as cliché as it sounds) when it comes to earni ...

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Olympic spending habits

Expected profits from the influx of tourists aren’t quite what London had hoped for, as officials put new initiatives in place to entice shoppers back to central retail spots. Remember the pre-Olympic warnings about the crowds set to bombard London’s transport and public spaces? Though only just over a week ago, it seems that the calm before the Olympic storm was more chaotic than the ac ...

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The new poolside fashion trend

Worried about getting your legs out this summer? Fear not, a new trend, seeking style inspiration from mythical and Disney related creatures, provides essential poolside cover up and a glistening scale or two. The world’s entrepreneurs are a zany bunch, brandishing ideas in business sectors that many of us would never even dream of. The latest creative venture to come out of Canada, ...

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Profits of Oxfam soar

Having announced eco warrior and wife of Colin, Livia Firth. as the charity’s new global ambassador, Oxfam look back on a year of extraordinary fundraising. In a time of economic uncertainty it’s often a little disheartening to hear about the booming profits of luxury fashion houses. Yes, the likes of Mulberry and Co. are bolstering the British industry with their wares, but how man ...

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Interns reap rewards – finally

Companies are forced to shell out back payments to interns providing free labour, as HM Revenue and Customs crack down on work experience contracts. Intern schemes have fallen prey to heavy criticism in recent years, due to the unpaid nature of the contracts. Images of poor graduates being holed up in fashion cupboards or office filing rooms are no longer surprising. But where the normal sigh of 'getting a ...

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Instagram sold to Facebook

Instagram – that great little app 30 million users are currently relying on to flood the internet with photo's tinted to Polaroid-style sepia perfection, was sold to social networking site Facebook for $1billion (£630,000 000) earlier this week. Currently the free app allows you to share your customised phone snaps on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has assured fans ...

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What question would you ask a top recruiter?

At one point in our lives we've all looked for work. You might be looking now or you might know someone who is currently trying to find employment. What would you ask a top talent recruiter if you could pick their brains to help give you some strong career and job-seeking advice? Well, you could have just that opportunity with our latest competition courtesy of Aviva:WIN! Careers advice from a top recruiter ...

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Top 10 hiring tips

Wondering how to attract the best candidates without breaking the bank? Get some pointers with our handy top ten Even if you start out as a one-(wo)man-band, if your business takes off pretty soon you’ll be looking to recruit a team to help take it to the next level. But what makes you think the right people for the job will want to come and work for you? Obviously being able to pay world-class wages is a s ...

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