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Sign of the Times November 27, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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The following cartoon is doing the rounds on Linkedin. It seems to typify employers’ expectations; they want in depth experience which takes time to accrue but only want to pay bargin basement money.

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Recruitment Rant – Part 1 August 16, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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I haven’t posted for a while, so going to vent on my favourite topic, recruitment consultants.

Had a recruitment consultant ring me up and here’s a transcript of the conversation.

Recruitment Consultant: “are you interested in a job at Barclays?”
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A Recruitment Consultant Calls… May 23, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation, Working Life in Britain.
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This encounter with a recruitment consultant is courtesy of one my regular readers. He works in Information Technology in Financial Services and his recent experience with a consultant is lovingly reproduced here. At least it saves me writing something coherent. Of course, the name of firm has been changed to protect the innocent. As a taster, the frustration with the low calibre of recruitment consultants has become a pandemic. (more…)

Reasons to Be Cheerful – 1 – 2 – 3 January 20, 2010

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I received an e-mail from Barclay Simpson today on their assessment of the market for internal auditors in 2010. They note that redundancies have been low in the industry for 3 reasons. I’ll paraphrase them here and add my own ‘unique’ interpretation.
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