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Explaining Your Employment Gap

An employment gap is something that can occur in anyone’s career and there can be many reasons, either positive or negative as to why it occurred. However, from a recruitment point of view this is an essential part of the picture which is going to come to light sooner or later, which to my mind …

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Project Management Q&A: Entry Level PM Roles

I want to pursue a career in project management, what are some of the entry-level roles that I could take a look at? What a great question and like many a great question the answer inevitably begins with “well, that depends”. In this case, I would say “that depends” based upon your current position and …

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‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

With the BBC’s popular program The Apprentice back on the television, I thought it worth looking at how true to life are the so-called projects being managed by the so-called Project Managers are; taking in the challenges they encounter and how they deal with them, compared to the approaches set out in the PRINCE2® Method …

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Show Us the Money

Following my recent blog around the shortening window of time available to prepare for the April 2020 Off-Payroll Working (IR35) changes, I thought it would be interesting to look at the implications of the changes in terms of real money. My scenario? A contractor currently running their own PSC (Personal Services Company) who commands £500 …

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