Monday, 21 January 2013

Australia Day 2013 in London

Kangaroo steaks, Aussie beers, Jumbucks pies and all the Bundy and cokes you can manage. No, this isn't just a typical Friday night out for an Aussie! We’re talking about a night of mass destruction – 'Straya Day!!

We've done a bit of research to find you some of the best Australia Day parties going on in London this weekend. So here it goes...

Monday, 7 January 2013

UK Construction PMI - December 2012

December’s PMI dropped to a lower than expected 48.7, down from 49.3 in November.

The latest figures raise some alarm bells as not only do they show the fastest rate of contraction since June 2012, contraction in new orders was the fastest since April 2009!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Job Interview Tips - Common Non-Verbal Mistakes

Why do so many companies still insist on a face-to-face interview? They can already see if you've got the right qualifications and experience from your CV and if they're good, they can judge how confident, honest and likeable you are from a phone interview - so what's the need for that extra step?

Even if you've got through all those stages, you should think of the face-to-face interview as starting all over again. The first impression you give makes a huge impact with research showing that 33% of interviewers know if they would hire a person within the first 90 seconds! That's just enough time to walk into the room, greet your interviewers and shake hands.

Your most noticeable attributes here are non-verbal - the things you may not even be aware of doing. Things like what you're wearing, how you stand and the way you shake hands convey a lot to those around you.

This video highlights the most common non-verbal mistakes candidates make during job interviews: