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What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Ten-point checklist before buying retail bonds

Companies are lining up to borrow your money – and offering high rates of interest. Don't invest until you've run such bonds through our 10-point test.<p>A flood of money has gone into high-yielding investments from companies offering bonds over the past couple of years as savers bid to escape the …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …

Should you join the buyers as the gold price rises?

Since June the price of gold has shot up by 20pc. Should you be joining the buyers?<p>Gold has bounced back as investors seek exposure to the metal in all its forms. Fears of inflation and of conflict in the Middle East are just two of the factors driving demand. Should you be joining the buyers?<p>The …

Towards the end of poverty

IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the …

40 ways to save a fortune

In these troubled times, businesses and entrepreneurs can’t always rely on anybody else’s financial support.<p>Banks – not worth the paper their money …

George Osborne: G7 pledges to tackle bank reform and tax evasion

Finance ministers from the G7 have vowed to press on with measures to deal with failing banks and ensure that no lender is "too big to fail", according to George Osborne.<p><b>Britain is currently president of the G7</b> - comprising the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Canada - and …

Tesco: Banking culture 'not changed enough'

The leaders of Britain’s banks have not done enough to change the culture of the financial services industry five years on from the financial crisis, according to the head of Tesco’s banking arm.<p>Benny Higgins, chief executive of Tesco Bank and a former head of retail banking at Royal Bank of …