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November 2017 Profile

November 2017 PROFILE A few weeks back I had the privilege of going to Bloemfontein (if that’s a privilege) to watch South Africa play Australia at rugby (if that’s a privilege) and was somewhat disappointed by our inability to beat…

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September 2017 Profile

September 2017 Profile Isn’t it interesting how acronyms have changed the English language over the past 30 years and how most industries are affected by this phenomenon. None more so than the recruitment industry. Take for instance Information Technology (IT),...
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Tips for your Interview

Tips to Consider for Your Interview Preparation Find out as much information about the company you are visiting from your consultant or read up about the company on the Internet / press / financial magazines etc. Ensure you have all...
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July 2017 Profile

July 2017 Profile On Sky News, July 13th, there was a wonderful story of a 15-year-old boy, Eddie, who was doing a week’s “work experience” at Southern Rail in the UK. Here is a brief version of the story: Eddie...
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May 2017 Profile

May 2017 Profile Once upon a time, 33 years ago, a young man (I have aged since then) was asked by his company to rate a Wang Word Processor against the new IBM PC, which had just been launched. After...
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February 2017 Profile

FEBRUARY 2017 PROFILE Happy New Year to you and may 2017 be really great for you, your family and your company. I am busy reading a mind-boggling book by Bill Bryson called “A Short History Of Nearly Everything” and the...
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October 2016 Profile

OCTOBER 2016 PROFILE  And now for something completely different (not from John Clease). We at Collier Recruitment have been noticing a large increase in the number of retrenched candidates in the market. We have interviewed many of them and there...
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August 2016 Profile

AUGUST 2016 PROFILE The story goes  -  Once upon a time, a man and his wife were sitting on the veranda and the man said, “I love you” and she said, “Is that you or the beer talking to me”...
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June 2016 Profile

The best businesses appear to be those that combine a good spread of young employees along with older more mature campaigners. Although we can’t put people into boxes, it is generally felt that younger people are more entrepreneurial, career focused...
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April 2016 Profile

The best businesses appear to be those that combine a good spread of young employees along with older more mature campaigners. Although we can’t put people into boxes, it is generally felt that younger people are more entrepreneurial, career focused...
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