New Year – new job?

Dreams are the beginning of all things. Andrew was on vacation. Temporarily chilled out and lying in the sun it hit him - he didn't want to go back to his old job and old routine. He hadn't been happy for a while but he didn't know what to do next. The day before he and Anne had caught up with Steve and Mel - old friends they hadn't seen for years. Steve and Mel seemed so successful. Anne was [...]

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It Pays to Look Good at Work

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly, and are paid more than their less attractive co-workers. Attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 per cent more than people with below-average looks, according to Daniel Hamermesh, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the book Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. Researchers have studied the concept of beauty as a factor in a person's success [...]

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Are Recruitment Software Packages Excluding good candidates?

The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though he believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that the computerised screening systems most companies use to hire actually work against job candidates, no matter how qualified they are. "It is a frustrating and unfair process," said Skibinski, who is working part-time as a contractor while completing a master's degree in environmental planning. [...]

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