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Archive for May, 2012

The Downside of the Diamond Jubilee »

Don’t get us wrong! The Corner Office is VERY excited for the Diamond Jubilee. Not just for our extra bank holiday but also for the time to celebrate a woman who has done a great job for sixty years. It’s going to be great. There is a down side for some UK workers… Most UK […]

Pension Myths Debunked »

This post is from Department for Work and Pensions. Automatic enrolment into a workplace pension will make it easier for people to start saving for their retirement.  All employers will be required to enrol their eligible workers into a workplace pension scheme if they are not already in one. We know there is a lot […]

Who’s hiring in May? »

The UK is showing slight signs of labour market stabilisation and economic recovery. According to the Office for National Statistics, the recent unemployment figures showed the first fall since May 2011. The jobless rate was at 8.3 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter, equivalent to 35,000 people. “The labour market didn’t just stabilise at […]

Is The Corporate World Really Against 50+ Job Seekers? »

This is an article by guest blogger Jorg Stegemann. Human Resources directors and professional recruiters will tell you that age makes no difference when you are looking for a new job. Baby-boomers who have lost their job will often say the contrary. But what does the truth really look like? Are you really finished as a […]

Why The Best CV is the Most Accurate CV »

The Corner Office believes in telling the truth – especially on your CV. We know it’s wrong but 53% of candidates falsify information on their CV. Just this last week,  a CEO of a major website resigned. One of the reasons given was that he stated he had a specific degree when in actuality he didn’t. He tried to […]

How to make a successful career switch: 5 smart methods »

Do you dislike the idea of a job for life? Perhaps you have simply reached the end of the road in your current job and you want to do something more rewarding and fulfilling instead. Whatever the reason might be for considering a complete change of career, it makes sense to boost your chances of […]

8 jobs that aren’t your typical 9-to-5 »

A strict schedule where you clock in at 9 a.m. and clock out at 5 p.m. is ideal for some professionals. You can schedule events easily when you know that you’re busy for only those eight hours. Not everyone can do that or even wants to. Routine doesn’t sit well with some people who like […]

Where to find the most jobs right now and in the future »

Some industries tend to be affected more than others during a recession, and while some have been hard hit, others are experiencing growth. Here are five areas that are performing well and set to be hiring now and in the future. IT and communications Technology is one of the strongest growth sectors and shows the […]

Stress: Good or Bad? »

The world is a tricky place now – technically we are in a double dip recession, pay day feels a million miles away (but just happened) and work is asking you to do more with less. The Corner Office would consider this all pretty stressful. Lots of articles are written about how to avoid stress. But is […]

CareerBuilder Acquires Top Language Jobs »

CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates.  TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S. The primary site can also be accessed by using […]