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We Like How People Smell

At a recent board meeting, held in the quiet part of a reputable establishment, both Holden Jones’ directors wistfully recalled the days of meeting every candidate face-to-face, the memories having been invoked by strong olfactory recollections. Pressing the flesh, looking them in the eye, smelling their fear! That’s what happened with every candidate for every vacancy. Okay, maybe they didn’t …

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The Death of Professional Courtesy

Why is ghosting (vanishing from a professional or personal relationship by not responding to communication) becoming such a problem? We are struggling to comprehend the cause and where this problem could lead us. Let’s provide a little context; Holden Jones is a recruitment agency and yes, we know the terrible reputation recruiters have for dodging and hiding from candidates. It …

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How Confidential is your CV?

A curriculum vitae (latin: course of life) is the intimate documentation of your education and work histories as well as a potted summary of your extra curricular activities, hobbies and interests. Your CV contains not only your work chronology, it also has your personal contact information. This is an extraordinarily private document, but so few people pay any notice to …

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5 Reasons You Are Losing Money by not Using an Accountant

The common perception of accountants is that they merely “keep accounts”. They work retrospectively, analysing and reporting on that which has already happened. Few people are aware just how important the accountant’s role is for the health and development of a company. The sort-sighted see the expense of employing accountant as unnecessary or as something that can bypassed. Those with …