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Recruitipedia Germany

Insights into recruitment in Germany   Welcome to Recruitipedia: ExecutiveSurf's occasional review of the talent landscape around the world, this month featuring Germany.…

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  Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz 'sought treatment for eyesight problems' and woke from nightmares 'screaming we’re going down.' Labour shoots into four-point…

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Who really cares?

Many people are fairly ambivalent and probably have mixed feelings about it. The world encourages decisiveness and clarity and dismisses people who can see both sides of an argument as fence-sitters.  For example, you can “like” things on Facebook, and sometimes a “dislike” button may be suggested, but there will never be one labelled “like and dislike”. “There is no respectable way to confess that you believe two opposing propositions,” wrote author and self-confessed ambivalent person Ian Leslie in Slate, “no questionnaire in which you can tick the box; “I agree with both of these conflicting views”… So we avoid the question, or check “I don’t know”. But “don’t know” sounds like indifference or ignorance, whereas ambivalence means possibly having strong feelings that are polarised. Meanwhile, we champion those with the so-called “courage of their convictions”, even though such people have historically started pretty much all wars. Then again, some wars are justifiable, so… God, who knows what to think? Consequently, it is un-ambivalently pleasant…

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Zayn leaves world's biggest boyband One Direction The end of the road for Clarkson – Sky and Channel 4 rule out deals with presenter as police investigate attack that prompted sacking. Russell Brand: The new presenter of Top Gear? Emotional scenes in Parliament as Speaker John Bercow heads off attempt to oust him. Bowe Bergdahl, former missing US soldier, charged with desertion. UBP set to buy RBS's Coutts International UK retail sales improve in February, boding well for economy NORTHERN TRUST CORP The asset management company appointed Michael Wu to a newly created role of head of its Greater China region. The company also appointed David Burnett as head of its hedge fund services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). SALAMANCA GROUP The merchant banking company appointed Ian Griffiths as its divisional head of real estate. Griffiths has overall responsibility for key client relationships and managing real estate transaction requirements, the company said.

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British PM Cameron to face rivals in TV debate. Isis fanatics 'highly likely' to launch chlorine gas attack on the London Underground. Under-fire Tory chair Grant Shapps boasts he's so rich 'my car even has a fridge in it'. Ireland win Six Nations on thrilling final day. 'They are going to eat him!': Pope has to be protected from group of overzealous nuns. MP gets second job paying £800 an hour. Lee Kuan Yew: Authoritarian who helped transform Singapore from sleepy port into one of world's richest nations dies, age 91. More change at Tesco as senior independent director quits. A British EU exit could hit GDP by 2.2 percent - study. UK factory orders stagnate in March, hit by sliding exports - CBI. Oil slips close to $55 as Saudi output rises to near record. In sceptical Berlin, Merkel to hear Greek PM's reform plans in person.Jan-Philipp Pfander has been appointed managing director at Moelis & Company. He was most recently head of chemicals…

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Missed the solar eclipse? Don't worry: the next one is in 2017 – and it'll be even more impressive. Dead bodies of five babies – four of them hidden in a deep-freezer – found at family home in France 'The BBC sacked me': Is Clarkson hanging up his driving gloves for good? North Korea ready 'any time' for nuclear war with America. Cardiff University rugby team banned from ferry after 'urinating on a family's dinner table'. Lecturer wins £40k damages after 'wife deceives him into thinking child is his'. Royal Navy's new uniform leaves sailors 'looking like garage mechanics' Q/ What's the best thing about Switzerland? A/ Well, there's the flag. That's a big plus. Jan-Philipp Pfander has been appointed managing director at Moelis & Company. He was most recently head of chemicals for Europe, Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan. Before that he was head of European chemicals at Lehman. As in his previous roles, he will provide financial and strategic advice to…

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More tricky interview questions

Interviews to attend Oxbridge (Oxford or Cambridge universities) are notoriously nerve-wracking affairs. Perhaps apocryphal, but two stories stick in my mind. At one interview, a candidate entered an ancient book-lined room, to be commanded by the crusty old don, who was reading a broadsheet newspaper to; “Entertain me.” Pausing briefly, the candidate produced a cigarette lighter and set fire to the don’s newspaper. Top marks. Another interview, however, did not go so well. The professor chucked  a rugby ball to the surprised candidate and said: “Throw this out of the window old chap.” The nervous  interviewee proceeded to demonstrate his sporting prowess with a well-aimed, spin-pass of which any scrum half would be proud; the ball smashed satisfyingly through the closed window, leaving shards of glass all over the carpet. “Why didn’t you open the window first?” he was asked. In job interviews, you may expect to be asked, perhaps, about your IT skills, or how you have dealt with a difficult colleague in the…

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Osborne promises to make Britain's £90 billion black hole disappear in just four years – but where's all the money coming from, George? UK on alert as 'lethal smog' blows in from Europe. Hammond and May 'refuse' to film Top Gear without Clarkson. Yours for £520 a month: The London flat where you shower under the bed Two dead after gunmen 'with Kalashnikovs' open fire in Swedish pub. Cocaine from banknotes leads to unfair sacking Fleet of brand new cars smashed as lorry becomes wedged under low bridge. Jan-Philipp Pfander has been appointed managing director at Moelis & Company. He was most recently head of chemicals for Europe, Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan. Before that he was head of European chemicals at Lehman. As in his previous roles, he will provide financial and strategic advice to companies in the sector as well as the wider materials sector at Moelis. He will be based in London and starts at the firm in June. "The…

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Out with the old, and in with the new... £1 coin Could Alan Partridge be the one to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear? Netanyahu storms to shock victory in Israeli election. Drunk air stewardess 'shamed' with photo emailed to entire cabin crew. Ryanair refuses to let sick child fly to receive organ transplant because family arrived 'too close to departure time'. Richard Hammond 'shot friend's prize peacock at pheasant hunt', reports claim. Jeremy Clarkson 'instructs lawyers' over comparison to Jimmy Savile by a BBC chief   Barclays has appointed Miray Muminoglu head of long-term unsecured funding and capital issuance, according to a memo sent by the bank's head of capital markets execution Steve Penketh. Muminoglu, who currently works as a director on the investment bank's fixed income financials syndicate desk, will join Barclays' treasury capital markets execution team in April and will report to Penketh. The move follows the appointment of Jennifer Moreland as head of capital and leverage management in October 2014. Moving…

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