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Interview Guide for Busy Managers: How to select the best talent
Interview Guide for Busy Managers: How to select the best talent
by Dawn Moss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice, clear reference guide, 6 Sept. 2015
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I have experience of recruitment in both the public and private sector and so selected this book on the basis as a quick reference tool and to potentially pick up some tips to improve and/or adapt my present methodologies.

The book is written by an author who has clearly a lot of experience in this area; evidenced by both the information and references it contains and also the first-hand comments and statements made throughout the book (there are a lot of examples provided).

After reading through the book, I would envisage the target audience to be one that is not looking to be reading this book (or one like it) on a monthly basis, but an audience that is looking for a reference document that they can tab/bookmark and highlight for future review when they have a quick query or concern. It is not written as a pure textbook; full of numerous differing theories (it does however provide a brief, concise and clear overview of the straight-forward and commonly-used STAR process) and endless paragraphs, but instead is written in an almost bullet-point format, allowing speedy reading and absorption by the reader. There are also checklists and formatted template forms (that are simple but effective) to assist those that need a starting point or to improve their record-keeping for future auditing purposes.

Overall, this book achieves its stated aims - it is not pretending to be a full in-depth analysis of the selection process; it covers what one needs to consider when advertising a position through to selecting the right candidate and the induction. There are a few typographical errors throughout the book but these do not detract from the content and I would imagine will be ironed out in a further edition.

If anyone is either relatively new to recruiting, or is already involved in the process but needs a quick reference available on their bookshelf to answer any queries or provide some examples of behavioural competency questions (there is a very nice amount of these provided across multiple criteria that can be utilised by most businesses), then this book is a very cost-effective tool to have available.

Bolla Commando Duffle Bag Backpack Canvas with Leather Trim Khaki
Bolla Commando Duffle Bag Backpack Canvas with Leather Trim Khaki

5.0 out of 5 stars Great bag for travelling, 5 May 2012
I purchased this bag (although not from Amazon, as is often unavailable from Amazon or its sellers) prior to a holiday in Cuba. It's not a large bag, but it is a great size for day-to-day travels with enough capacity for travel documents, food and drink, and for souvenirs, etc. It has multiple storage pockets (including internally, for passport).

It also makes a good overnight bag, with enough space for clothes and toiletries.

The quality of it is very good and I really like the safari look of it.

I can see it being very useful for many years of use.

Exam Success: IET Wiring Regulations 2382-12
Exam Success: IET Wiring Regulations 2382-12
by P Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.50

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great help for those undertaking the City & Guilds 2382-12, 24 April 2012
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This book replaces the previous and similar guide for both the City & Guilds 2382-10 and 2382-20 courses and examinations (based on BS 7671).

C&G/IET again provide an overview of the examination; providing clear screenshots of the relatively new E-volve examination system that replaced the GOLA system in 2011. It gives candidates a very good idea of what to visually expect when undertaking the exam.

The book also provides 2 exam practice sections with full, formatted sample questions that can be used alongside formal training courses or as solo study. There are full answers provided, so that checks can be made on the learner's understanding.

Throughout the book, there are columns in the margin of each page to make copious notes as may be required to assist in cross-referencing the information provided.

Admittedly, the book does suffer from some minor errors (for example, an indirect reference is made to GOLA within the Q&A section), but the "Exam Success" guides continue to provide material that can be used in preparation to a City & Guilds training course and associated assessment.

A highly recommended book, for those that may have concerns about undertaking/passing the examination.

2010 Bunny Suicides Deluxe Diary
2010 Bunny Suicides Deluxe Diary
by teNeues Publishing
Edition: Calendar

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2010 Bunny Suicides Diary, 29 Oct. 2009
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An excellent diary - second year that I have purchased this diary and will probably continue beyond 2010. Great layout and format with very useable structure. Illustrations remain excellent and well presented. Interesting info contained in the beginning on international stats.

Only comment that I would make is that online, images it appears a deep pink, almost purple colour - whereas in reality it's quite a light pink colour! Ideally, not the colour that I would have chosen...

Overall, a great diary and will suit my needs throughout the coming year :)

Price: £16.52

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blindin' performances from Roxy!!!, 28 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Vintage (Audio CD)
What makes 'Vintage' stand out from many of the Roxy Music albums, is the enhanced CDRom videos of the songs featured on the CD. You feel like you are in Bremen, jumping with the audience, seeing the sweat fall from Ferry's forehead in person as he gives the songs his all. A fantastic choice of hits for the Vintage album. The only negative being the lack of tracks featured, a total of five on the album.

Watership Down [VHS] [1978]
Watership Down [VHS] [1978]
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £4.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, British masterpiece, 28 Jan. 2002
'Watership Down' is one of the few feature films that we can be proud of. Sticking faithfully to Richard Adam's original script, Watership covers many areas of film genre, including comedy, drama, suspense and tragedy. The supplied voices are a showcase of many of our fine, British talent. Along with a fantastic soundtrack (also tragic at times especially 'Bright Eyes' sung by Art Garfunkel), Watership Down is one of the best animated films of all time.

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