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39 Job Advert Clichés translated (minus the bullsh*t!)

Happy Friday!!!<p>As you can imagine, here at Coburg Banks we have seen, amended and rewritten our fair share of job adverts – from the good and the bad …

Employment

23 Creative Cover Letters, Gone Wrong

At some point in your career, you’ve probably heard that the more creative your cover letter, the more success you’ll have finding a job…right?<p>To a …

Employment

10 Types of Horrible Bosses

Bosses eh? Can’t live with them, can’t tell them where to stick their job.<p>There are some terrific leaders out there, but unfortunately there are also …

Top 10

The First Day at Work, Through the Eyes of a Worrier…

Think back to the last time you started work at a new place…<p>Did you swagger in, filled with confidence, suited and booted and ready to change the …

Employment

20 Hilarious Office Pranks

Do you see yourself as somewhat of a prankster?<p>Or, like poor Gareth from The Office, do you often find yourself the butt of the joke?<p><b>Recruiter Pro Tip</b><p>…

Pranks

10 of the Worst Job Adverts You'll Ever See...

Would you apply to them?<p>There’s an art to creating a job ad that compels, excites and inspires the right candidates at the right time.<p>Unfortunately, …

Employment

91 Ludicrous Things Candidates Have Done in Interviews!

We all panic a little bit when it comes to interviews.<p>It’s only natural under the intense pressure of trying to impress someone we’ve never met …

Time I

21 unbelievable reasons why people have been sacked!

Getting sacked is certainly no laughing matter…<i>unless</i> you have a weird and wonderful story to go with it!<p>This week, I’ve put together what I believe …

McDonald's

The 20 weirdest and most wonderful employee perks...

What’s the most important thing to you, when it comes to your job?<p>Salary? Culture? Benefits?<p>Innovative businesses like Virgin, Google, Facebook and …

Employment

15 of the Funniest Employee Fails, from clumsy paramedics...

(…and you thought you were having a bad day!)<p>We all have bad days (or even bad weeks) at work but most of the time we pick ourselves up and move …

Michael Gove

33 Funniest LinkedIn Blunders

As a professional, you really <i>should</i> be using LinkedIn. It’s as simple as that.<p>Of course, not everyone has yet mastered the art of advertising …

Employment

The 10 Silliest Face-to-Face Interview Answers

Back in February 2015, I went through some of the silliest telephone interview answers we’d ever heard.<p>Well this week, in time-honoured fashion, here …

Employment

The Microsoft and Tomatoes Story...

We all spend endless hours ‘researching’ on the web and anybody who works in recruitment will inevitably have come across the story about the man who …

Tomatoes

10 of the Strangest Jobs You'll EVER Read About

Not everybody can be a Doctor, Marketing Director or Fireman. Indeed, not everybody wants to be.<p>Some of us are drawn to a stranger world and delight …

Computer Hacking

8 Of The Craziest Job Applications You’re Ever Likely To See

Most jobseekers agonise over their CV and pour their heart and soul into the perfect cover letter. They’re determined to present their work history …

Employment

The 10 silliest answers ever given in a telephone interview

Before the main event of a face-to-face interview, it isn’t uncommon for companies to narrow down the pool of candidates by conducting an initial …

Employment

69 of the funniest things we've seen on CVs

As you can imagine, we see thousands of CVs here at Coburg Banks. Every now and again, you’ll hear one of our consultants chuckle at something …

Employment

20 Worst Excuses for Throwing a Sickie

Olympic fever gripped the nation in 2012 and at the time, a <b>YouGov</b> poll of 2,000 employees, a staggering 1 in 5 of those asked said that they planned …

Painkillers

10 Most Annoying Work Colleague Traits

The great Italian philosopher Mario Ballotelli once asked the world, “<i>why always me?</i>”<p>And if you are stuck with a colleague who is more annoying than …

Michael Jackson

8 Amazing Ways to Quit Your Job

If you’re employed, you’ve almost certainly thought about walking out the door without a backwards glance at least once.<p>But some people put more …

David Letterman

The Oddest Christmas Jobs

We all look forward to Christmas, but normally it’s because of the presents, the food and the chance to put our feet up with the family after a long …

Christmas Trees

10 Highest Paying Jobs

Of course we all want job satisfaction, a happy work-life balance and maybe even a chance to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. But let’s be …

Employment

The 50 Weirdest Job Titles Ever

Here at Coburg Banks we see so many CVs that you would think that nothing would surprise us any more. However, once in a while we see a weird job …

Digital Marketing

5 bits of recruitment technology that changed everything

I was trying to explain to a bewildered young member of staff the other day how I studied at Uni without the option of the internet. I explained that …

Employment

100 random questions asked in a job interview: Part 2

In the first 50 random questions there were examples of candidates getting asked such gems at an interview:<p>whether a pirate or a ninja would win in a …

Table Tennis

16 Ways to Impress On Your First Day of Work

First days at work are always terrifying, particularly if you’re a worrier (like this <b>poor soul</b>)…<p>A thousand thoughts will probably run through your …

Self-help

9 Ways to Triumph During a Telephone Interview!

How do you feel about telephone interviews?<p>More and more employers in search of top talent are utilising them as a time-saving exercise to cull …

Employment

7 Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary

First things first: As with anything in life, if you don’t ask you don’t get.<p>So, the worst way to go about getting a salary increase is to sit idly …

Employment

7 Interview Brainteasers and How You Should Answer Them.

…and then, the interviewer leans toward you with a slight smirk on their face…you feel a little tremor of worry…<i>why do they look so shifty and …

Employment

20 Interview Body Language Blunders That Put Off Employers

This week, we wrote a fairly controversial blog post for interviewers, describing the 20 Body Language Warning Signs to Watch Out For When …

Self-help