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How To Deal With A Recruiter´s Friday Afternoon Panics

Every position you will ever work in comes with problems and obstacles that need to be overcome and in every position, you will need to find ways to deal with these issues and try out ways that make the situation worse. However, the problems and obstacles are way more unpredictable and numerous in an industry where you highly depend on the cooperation, attention and reliability of other people, especially if this regards people you do not know personally. The recruitment industry is a prime example for this. However, I discovered after a while that there is a list of rules that you can follow in order to make your work life easier and the problems fewer.   1. Do NOT panic (most important) The recruitment industry is a fast paced industry, with clients putting a lot of pressure on each search. There will be that moment where your key account manager, your boss and the client equally will terrorise you with their requests, expectations and…

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Putin orders entire Northern Fleet to mobilise in huge Russian military exercises Three judges sacked for 'viewing porn on work computers'. Charity, skydiving and going to jail: The most common lies we tell to impress others. Mother puts two-month-old baby through X-ray in bid to get him through airport security. Is Tony Blair retiring to spend even more time with his dictators? Minimum wage gets biggest rise in seven years : 20p an hour. Clarkson: Foreign London taxi drivers' cabs smell of sick. BBC should ban 'racist, obnoxious' Clarkson, says Labour spokesman. - Qatar's Barwa Bank has hired Cenk Karacaoglu as head of syndications in the debt business, reporting to the bank's head of capital financing Arsalaan Ahmed. Before joining Barwa, Karacaoglu was briefly Al Rajhi Bank's head of trade finance, a post he held for around four months, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that he was a vice president in the fixed income business of Turkey's Bank Asya for just over 11…

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Your life in her hands

In an occasional series on unusual jobs, here is a profile of  a job, which would traditionally be associated with a high degree of constant pressure, where the ramifications of of a mistake could be horrendous: and that role is that of an air traffic controller. Fran Slater, who has worked the UK’s main air traffic control company, NATS Holdings, for two decades and she describes her job, why she loves it and why it is not as fraught as many people may think. Slater, on leaving university, did not know what to do, but on her husband’s suggestion, she applied and was offered a job, which she decided to try for six months and then move if it was not to her liking. 20 years on, she is still there, finds it suits her perfectly and she loves it. Air-traffic controllers rquire at least five GCSEs, including English and maths and there is also a lot of psychometric testing as part of the process. The…

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Cameron backs 'friend' Clarkson as witnesses claim Top Gear fight was over steak. BBC boss likens Clarkson to Savile following establishment support Three British teenagers detained in Turkey suspected of trying to join Isis in Syria. TV debates: George Osborne handshake with Ed Balls in apparent agreement to televised clash. Where is Vladimir Putin? Russia's President has been awol for 10 days – and the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. PM steps in after NHS whistleblower is pursued for £100,000 in costs after losing her case on legal technicality. Police stop and search nearly 300 toddlers in five years. Some cereal bars for children contain over 40% sugar, watchdog finds. CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG The Swiss bank said on Friday it had promoted Robin Rankin and Greg Weinberger to co-heads of its global M&A business, replacing Scott Lindsay, who has been named chairman of its global M&A franchise. ACE LTD The insurer appointed Shaun Oliver to the newly created role of head of casualty…

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Greek bailout crisis: Athens threatens to seize German assets 'as compensation for Nazi war crimes Utah passes bill to allow death by firing squad. Iran to turn women into 'baby-making machines' by banning vasectomies and contraceptives. Twitter reacts as Ireland accidentally legalises drugs for 24 hours. Cigarettes to be sold in plain packs from May 2016 Jeremy Clarkson suspended: Top Gear presenter 'considering leaving BBC anyway' even if he's cleared. Shareholders approved appointment of David King, Paul Murray & John Gilligan as directors of Rangers with immediate effect. New Egypt interior minister makes security appointments. Starbreeze announces appointment of Sebastian Ahlskog as new CFO. Former Morrisons boss Ken Morrison welcomes Potts appointment as CEO.

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  FIRSTRAND LTD The South African financial services company said Johan Kruger would take over as chief executive from Sept. 30. Kruger will replace Sizwe Nxasana, who is retiring after nine years at the helm of Africa's second-biggest banking group. DEUTSCHE BANK AG The bank said on Thursday that Nigel Cree and Vinod Vasan would take on joint responsibility for coordinating its debt capital markets origination activities to fill the gap created by the absence of Hakan Wohlin. BARCLAYS PLC The bank named Larry Hamdan head of mergers and acquisitions for the Americas. Hamdan has led the global industrials M&A group since joining Barclays in 2010 and will continue in that role as well. PIMCO The investment management firm appointed David Hammer executive vice president and portfolio manager for municipal bond portfolio management. Hammer, who had previously worked as senior vice president at Pimco, left the firm in 2014 to join Morgan Stanley as managing director, head of municipal trading and research. STANDARD CHARTERED PLC…

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The tricky issue of salary negotiations

Asking for a pay rise can be an awkward scenario, one that many people would prefer to avoid, but if you are putting in your weekly commute, graft and valuable time, and are rewarded with nothing but a pittance and seeming ingratitude, you will probably feel underpaid. Thus, under-appreciated, and asking for your just rewards, is something you have to do, even if you would rather put it off completely. So, once you have plucked up the courage, how should you broach the issue? Well, as with many things, preparation is all-important. Corinne Mills, MD of Personal Career Management and a career coach, says you must research what the current market rates are. It can be tricky discovering what your co-workers are earning, as most employees tend to keep this close to their chests, but it can be much easier to ascertain remuneration levels at similar companies in the same industry sector; examples and surveys are often published in newspapers and online. Look and you…

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UBS GROUP AG The Switzerland-based financial services provider has hired a team of three executives for its U.S. consumer and retail investment banking unit from boutique investment bank Evercore Partners Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an internal memo it saw. HSBC HOLDINGS PLC The company has named Carola Schmettow the chief executive of its German unit HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, replacing Andreas Schmitz who led the bank since 2006. CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG Barend Fruithof, the head of Swiss corporate and institutional clients, is leaving the Zurich-based bank, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, part of a raft of changes designed to draw the unit closer into its private bank's strategy. MERCER The unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos appointed Amit Popat as its leader for fiduciary management, growth markets. F&C INVESTMENTS The asset management company, a unit of BMO Asset Management Corp, appointed David Walker as an investment director, F&C private equity funds.

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How To Overcome Invisible Barriers

..or how to cope with recruiting in an international market place Like all other things in our economy, recruitment is not a process that is limited to one country, or a certain group of countries any more. It is as international as the rest of the business world. As recruiting someone is a complex and often difficult process, the international context in many cases makes this process even more complicated. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when recruiting internationally: 1. Language Language is obviously the key to every country, culture and mentality. However, it is very likely that you will not speak the native language of the candidate you are trying to convince that this position is right for him or her. As English is more or less a world wide means of communication in the business world today, passing on the information is not the biggest challenge, it is the way you do it. Some cultures tend to use…

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Rise of the French far right: Front National party could make sweeping gains at this month's local elections. Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may now face the death penalty. End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded by the taxpayer. Rebekah Brooks reportedly poised for News Corp return. Top US general 'very concerned' about British army cuts. Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut Robert Mugabe eats elephant at 'obscene' 91st birthday party.   PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS The accounting firm named Brad Slattery as a partner in its U.S. transfer pricing practice. JUPITER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP LTD The investment manager said Stephen Mitchell, who joined the company in February as head of strategy for global equities, will manage the Jupiter Global Managed Fund from March 2. SUMI TRUST GLOBAL ASSET SERVICES The fund administration services provider, owned by Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc, appointed Hiromitsu Tanaka chief executive of its Ireland…

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