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Quote of the Week – WK/E 13/12/13 December 21, 2013

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Indeed, a belated post for Friday the 13th. Anyway, I’m going to share little secret, I’ve been working. Well, it had to happen sometime. (more…)

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Quote of the Week – W/E 14 September 2012 September 13, 2012

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This week’s quote comes from my favourite source, a recruitment consultant. I say recruitment consultant in the loosest of terms. First a revelation. I’ve spent some time in a Big 4 accountancy firm. I wouldn’t say it was a bowl of cherries and that my colleagues’ cup runneth over.
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Recruitment Rant – Part 3 August 29, 2012

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The last recruitment consultant rant hasn’t yielded any reader comments, so this will be the last Recruitment Consultant rant, period. The swansong, the final word, the final whinge…until the next time.
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Recruitment Rant – Part 2 August 26, 2012

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And I’ll tell you what else is bugging me in the latest twist in the ‘modernisation’ of the recruitment industry – ‘self-serve registration’. I’ve applied for a couple of roles via gaapweb and I’ve been asked by the recruitment agency to register via the firm’s website-portal thingyamabob. And of course, I’ve been supplied with a user name and a password.
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Recruitment Rant – Part 1 August 16, 2012

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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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