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Difference between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a résumé

CATEGORY: Articles
AUTHOR: Nigel Benson
POSTED: February 15, 2017

A common belief is that the difference between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a résumé (commonly written as resume) is that a CV is used in the UK while a resume is used in the US and occasionally elsewhere globally. That is true but there are differences between the two documents though it is important to stress that not all Continue Reading

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What is a personal statement on a CV?

CATEGORY: Articles
AUTHOR: Nigel Benson
POSTED: February 12, 2017

This is a fairly common question, and really it is unsurprising that people ask this question because the term ‘CV personal statement’ and ‘personal statement CV’ do crop up quite frequently, but a lot of people, including many career professionals don’t know what this means. Notably, those who purport to have a definitive answer usually have things muddled up, and Continue Reading

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Promotion – who is ready?

CATEGORY: Articles
AUTHOR: Nigel Benson
POSTED: February 6, 2017

When I was 23 I was promoted from running a moderately large branch of a well-known US corporation – I was working in the UK – to managing the UK’s 2nd busiest. I had been through my in-house training – the “workbook” as they called it then – paper! – well it was the ‘80s – but never formal leadership, Continue Reading

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Presenteeism: a worse issue than absenteeism for the UK

CATEGORY: Articles
AUTHOR: Iimaan Shayma
POSTED: December 25, 2016

The CIPD’s annual absence management survey has found that companies in the UK are struggling with presenteeism more than ever before. Whereas absenteeism refers to absence in the workplace, presenteeism (or sickness-presence), according to the CIPD, is the act of going into work while ill. On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a huge problem. After all, employees who go Continue Reading

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When can we talk about salary?

CATEGORY: Articles
AUTHOR: Iimaan Shayma
POSTED: December 24, 2016

No matter how many times you’ve gone through the interview process, deciding how or when to ask (or indeed whether to ask at all) for salary details can be extremely difficult; for some, it’s even a little awkward. Ideally, a company will include their salary offer on the job advert or job description, but in recent times, this is something Continue Reading

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