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It’s good to talk at any age

Michael Millward predicts that youngsters will appreciate the value of a bit of chit chat after seeing the new Chit Chat Chalk Show at York Theatre Royal.

Made to fit clothes

How you dress matters to other people and it should matter to you. In a job interview situation or even meeting a new client, supplier or colleague how your interaction…

Open University a good option

Younger students are continuing to see The Open University (OU) as an alternative to traditional university. Recent figures show course reservations for 2011/12 made by new students aged 25 and…

Bleak jobs future for young black workers

Black and asian workers are almost twice as likely to be out of work as white workers, and public sector spending cuts could see thousands more employees from ethnic minority…

8 out of 10 recruiters look at candidates social media profiles

 A new report compiled by InterExec has revealed that 84% of top UK senior executive headhunters agree that having a social media profile is important for senior executives seeking a…

Unemployment and wages falling

Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber has described the latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics as good news for those people who are looking for work, but containing a gloomy…

Increase in National Minimum Wage

The Trades Union Congress has welcomed the Governments announcement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from this October,…

Nationwide announce Apprentice of the Year

A local apprentice from the Nationwide Repair Centre in Ayr has beaten over 200 apprentices from across the UK to be named Nationwide’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’.  James Dickie, who…

Two speed jobs market

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.  …

Job Interview Success

We investigate the real factors that make for a successful job interview. It is the day of the interview, you turned up in good time and you have a plan, you…