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Equal partners?

Securing a job should be a balanced, two-way negotiation. Each partner has to get something “out of” the exchange. For many years, I think there’s been an imbalance here, with numerous hungry candidates chasing a smaller number of jobs. It …

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10 (+) jobs, at least 2 occupations

The CDI (Career development institute) have published a “Manifesto for the General Election 2017“, and it contains some great suggestions. The highlight (as far as bizenko is concerned) is the idea of an “all-age career development service”.  The manifesto explains …

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Uh-Oh!

Oh dear! Our skills training system isn’t making the grade (according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/04/19/uk-sleepwalking-into-skills-crisis-cipd-warns.aspx All that effort within our academic education system, and it’s not generating the results that employers desire. “Poor management has …

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Stifling debate

Get ready to boo and hiss…………. The Daily Mail has an interesting article about ideological diversity in academia.  The seemingly Pavlovian reaction many people have to the name “Daily Mail” possibly even proves the point. Leave aside the political angle …

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Youth Employment UK

Happy to share this link for the benefit of employers.  Youth Employment UK are a great organisation for the advancement of employment opportunity. http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=70caae848e89336192a28b0d0&id=d26ee9fde4&e=4f750ddaf1 As the All-Party Parliamentary group for Youth Employment, YEUK are well-placed to make sense of the …

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Work experience

A great article about work experience from Jayne Dowle. It makes a very useful point about the extent to which young people are left to their own devices when planning their career support. I understand that initiative is part of …

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