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Banker loses job over contract dispute

This is an incredible story about a banker, a £580,000 ($880,000) salary, a missing decimal point and how you can’t always fool the system. JPMorgan Chase makes the news as a trader signed a contract that was for the wrong amount of his salary. The salary should have been £58,000 not $580,000. Now the trader…
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Resume Writers Advice – Hosting the Christmas Party

December is the time for entertaining, and none more so for the employee, employer and client. If you are currently involved in planning an event, there are a number of important points you can follow, thus reducing the risk to all those who attend: * Advise all staff in attendance of company culture and unacceptable…
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Job Market Update

Leading heads of Robert Half and Manpower have all suggested that their job figures and fill rates demonstrate that Australia appears to have weathered much of the global storm. Manpower have shown tendency towards the services sector, finance, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, mining and construction industries with similar industry sectors being echoed by Robert Half.…
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Build a Career through Promotion or Job Change?

Building a career can be a long and arduous process and sometimes you may be faced with decisions that can alter the course of your career forever. One of the biggest dilemmas that you may face during your time in the workforce is whether to wait for a great job to open up in the…
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Interviews – samples of competency questions

Can you tell me about a time when you had to handle conflict on the job? Think of examples when you had conflict on the job and how you resolved them successfully. If the conflict was with another person or a client, refrain from speaking too negatively about them (“We had conflict because she has…
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