What impact would Scottish independence have on jobs in Scotland?

The effect of Scottish independence is something of a hot topic at the moment with less than 18 months to go to the proposed referendum, and with the various campaign machines starting to build up a head of steam. Unquestionably, Scottish independence will have a huge effect on the UK economy… but while many Scots will be glad to see.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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The Amazon tax dodge – Is it worth it for us?

It’s not surprising that the tax-avoidance schemes of mega companies such as Amazon have attracted so much negative publicity. Many ordinary workers are struggling to pay their own tax bills in this limp economy. The fact that the US-based online shopping giant has exploited a loophole to avoid paying corporation tax on the £3.3b sales it took out of the.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 13.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK Young people “giving up” on looking for work Global youth unemployment is close to “crisis peak” as young people are increasingly giving up on looking for work, a report by The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned. The report, Global Unemployment Trends for Youth 2013, said the.
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The ultimate nightmare candidates

Most recruiters have had the unfortunate experience of interviewing candidates who looked great on paper but in reality turned out to be anything but. However, a little less common – thank goodness – are the nightmare candidates who are just downright odd. These are the guys that might even manage to persuade you during the interview process that they’re a.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Leadership in the public sector

With pay freezes and job cuts damaging the image of the public sector, the civil service is in danger of losing appeal as a career path to new graduates and skilled professionals. At the recent Totaljobs roundtable event, the need to revamp the public sector image and its potential as an attractive career route was given priority during the debate, and.
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Is it worth testing candidates pre-interview?

Pre interview testingIf you’ve got a daunting list of likely contenders for a vacancy, then a spot of pre-testing to determine whether it’s worth inviting them to an interview is clearly efficient. Let’s face it, weeding out those who don’t have the skills and personality to do the job at an early stage will save you a lot of time later. It also.
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Twitter Party: Cover letter tips with Aimee Bateman

Careers expert Aimee Bateman of CareerCake TV will be live on Totaljobs’ Twitter feed at 2pm on Thurs 9th May. Aimee has helped thousands of people get their dream job while sourcing talent for global corporations. She recently appeared as the careers expert in careers shows for BBC Learning. There’s nothing Aimee doesn’t know about covering letters, so.
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Sector Focus: IT Part 2

In part one of the IT sector focus, we gave you a snapshot of the industry over the past quarter. So now we’ve covered the employment figures and which companies have been hiring and firing, it’s time to focus on what skills have been in demand over the past few months. While the IT job market is doing well and.
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Sector Focus: IT. Part 1

IT sector focus part 1Every month we take an in-depth look at an individual sector, and give you a snapshot on how it’s doing. From employment figures and average salaries, to the big news stories that affected the industry, we’ve got it covered. This month we take a look at the IT industry.  And unlike many other sectors, it appears to be good news on.
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