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Job Hunting in a Recession #3: The Interview

Job Hunting in a Recession #3: The Interview

The recruiting manager is on the phone. This is it job hunters - Return of the King time in a Lord of the Recruitment trilogy. This is the all powerful one who chooses who wins. The eye of Sauron is upon you – don't blow it now.

Tri-Nations: Shock New Commentary Pairing as Boks Down All Blacks

Tri-Nations: Shock New Commentary Pairing as Boks Down All Blacks

“Welcome to Bloemfontein, I'm Rupert Murdoch. In my capacity as owner of Southern Hemisphere rugby, I have put the two coaches together in a dynamic new pay per view commentary team”.

Job Hunting in a Recession #2 - Tips for a Winning CV

Job Hunting in a Recession #2 - Tips for a Winning CV

Cheap CV writer software might be an easy option but it makes a pile of  job applications look like the HR equivalent of processed cheese – hard to tell one block from another and a bit bland.

Job Hunting in a Recession: Tips on Applications and Covering Letters

Job Hunting in a Recession: Tips on Applications and Covering Letters

Only a year ago it was easy. We see a job advert, fire in our CV and wait for the call to arrange an interview. Enter the great recession. When the Government starts laying people off we know it’s a bad one.

All Blacks Strong Finish Overruns Wallabies

All Blacks Strong Finish Overruns Wallabies

It was a game the All Blacks had to win with a tough road trip to South Africa ahead. The 22 - 16 win was a fair reflection of the game. The All Black finishing strongly in the last 20 minutes.

CHOC WARS: Whittakers v Cadbury-Whose Side Are You On?

CHOC WARS: Whittakers v Cadbury-Whose Side Are You On?

War has broken out in our supermarkets. Once happy confectionary bars are now slugging it out in an all in brawl to the finish. It isn't a fight we can easily ignore because it concerns our most sacred food – CHOCOLATE.

Barlow Verdict: Latest Episode for the Great Kiwi Whodunit Obsession

Barlow Verdict: Latest Episode for the Great Kiwi Whodunit Obsession

John Barlow's appeal to the Privy Council over his convictions for the 1994 murders of Gene and Eugene Thomas has been turned down.

Tri-Nations Preview: All Blacks Will Win But Only Just

Tri-Nations Preview: All Blacks Will Win But Only Just

It’s been a while since the Tri-Nations generated anything approaching fever-pitch excitement.

The Truth About Workplace Kitchens

The Truth About Workplace Kitchens

Do you remember when you discovered that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy were not real (maybe I should have put a spoiler warning on that)? It may have been a gradual awareness.

"Jolly Japes" in the South Pacific

"Jolly Japes" in the South Pacific

The continually unravelling case of French rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud has revealed, not only the inept player management from team officials, but that the old colonial attitudes that became all to tragically apparent in the Rainbow Warrior bombing are still very much a part of the French psy