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Competency Questions Made Easy
Competency Questions Made Easy
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Competency questions made easy, 30 May 2014
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A short book, but one that gives a concise way to structure your interview answers. If you're already familiar with the STAR technique, it still gives you food for thought on how to put your answer together. The shortness of the book means that only a few scenarios are covered, but I didn't find that a problem because I could apply the structures given to other potential questions. At only 99p it was good value, but if you're new to competency interviews I'd suggest you do a bit more research around the technique. And if you're up for an interview, good luck!


Breville VKJ367 Brita Filter Hot Cup with Variable Dispenser
Breville VKJ367 Brita Filter Hot Cup with Variable Dispenser
Price: £77.36

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BAD TASTE, 1 Sep 2013
I have wrist problems so bought this kettle to save having to lift a heavy kettle of boiling water. What I didn't realise was how heavy this kettle was to fill. But I'm nothing if not adaptable and decided to fill it up using a mug.

What I could't change, however, was the absolutely awful taste! I boiled it up many times with fresh water. Still there. Tried researching the internet and used various combinations of bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and white vinegar, all to no avail. Tried letting it air with the lid off, tried running fresh water through the pump. Nothing. The bad taste isn't budging. Friends and family refuse to drink anything from it. If I use any of the water in cooking, say to make up a stock, you can still taste the horrible burnt plastic/metallic taste.

Research shows it doesn't affect every kettle, but if you buy one and the water tastes horrible I recommend you change it right away. If it still tastes horrible go back to an ordinary kettle - I am. The Breville is a good idea on paper, but in practice the technology still has to catch up. Heavy, noisy and a revolting taste.


IKEA HOL - Side Table or Laundry Basket / Storage / Blanket Box
IKEA HOL - Side Table or Laundry Basket / Storage / Blanket Box
Offered by Funky Gadgets
Price: £29.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Size of Hol, 1 Aug 2013
I bought this storage table from Ikea and I love it. It is 50 x 50 x 50 cms in size and very easy to put together - just a couple of minutes. That said, it's very sturdy and can be used as a seat (a friend of mine also used it as a side table but put a lamp inside which made lovely patterns on the wall). Ikea also do a double size one at 100 x 50 x 50 which can be used as a coffee table or bench.

As another reviewer has pointed out, though, they are cheaper if you buy direct from Ikea.


The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: (Discworld Novel 28) (Discworld Novels)
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: (Discworld Novel 28) (Discworld Novels)
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, 17 Jun 2013
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I thought this was a children's book, but it has the same adult observations that run through all of Pratchet's book. He really is very insightful about human behaviour. Slightly shorter than his other books but a lovely read nonetheless.


Ratburger
Ratburger
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Ratburger, 10 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Ratburger (Kindle Edition)
Another good book from David Walliams. He manages to link humour, a good story and insightful social observations seemlessly. A good book for children who've been bullied too, showing why bullies bully and that, as victims, they're not alone.


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