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Are You Self-Employed and Hating it Like 450,000 Others in the UK?

The supposedly relaxing life of the self-employed modern worker isn't working out well for some, with stats suggesting around 450,000 of the UK's newly self-employed population would rather have normal regular jobs. Jobs where someone else does the bloody taxes and fixes your computer. Read More >>

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The Seven Companies Microsoft Won't Let Its Ex-Windows Chief Work For

Late last year, Microsoft booted out booted out its head of Windows, Steve Sinofsky. Now, a few more details have come out about his departure — including who Microsoft have banned him from working for. Read More >>

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I'm Not Unemployed, I'm a "Recent Graduate"

There's a strange mix of emotions when leaving University: joy, pride, exhaustion, but above all else -- fear. If you're one of the students that failed to secure a work placement before handing in your final assessment, it's time to start sweating, because competition for entry-level jobs is fierce, with an estimated 600,000 leavers joining the job market this summer. Read More >>

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Former HTC Product Manager Urges Staff to Quit the Company and be "Happier"

Poor old HTC would appear to be in a bit of internal turmoil, despite the stacks of praise heaped upon its recent HTC One model. Several high-profile staff have left the mobile maker, with one taking to Twitter to urge his mates still left at the business to walk out. Read More >>

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Google to Axe 10 Per Cent More of Motorola's Staff

Ever since Google acquired Motorola Mobility it's been making cuts — but sadly it's still having to lay people off. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is getting rid of a further 10 per cent of Moto's staff. Read More >>

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How a Robot Will Steal Your Job

On a visit to Standard Motor Products' fuel-injector assembly line in South Carolina, Atlantic writer Adam Davidson asked why a worker there, Maddie, was welding caps onto the injectors herself. Why not use a machine? That's how a lot of the factory's other tasks were performed. Maddie's supervisor, Tony, had a bracing, direct answer: "Maddie is cheaper than a machine." Read More >>

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Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Jobs Online

Online job boards and application hosting platforms have made seeking employment as easy and painless as such a thing can possibly be. No longer is it necessary to pound the pavement, a fat pile of CVs tucked under one sweaty, unemployed arm. Now, submitting your resume for review can be done from the comfort of your own home, pajamas on, in bed, porn open on your laptop, a beer in hand. Read More >>

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UK Government Has "Very Serious Concerns" Over Employer Facebook Snooping

The worrying trend that's seeing some US job hunters asked to hand over their social network login details is unlikely to become common practice in the UK, with the Information Commissioner's Office warning this would potentially breach the Data Protection Act. Read More >>

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10 LinkedIn Charts That Show How Apple's Hiring Practices Set It Apart

We pulled a bunch of detailed information about Apple's employees from LinkedIn - which is all available on the site. It turns out Apple employs way more general and administrative people than research and development engineers, according to the LinkedIn data. Read More >>

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Prospective Employees Are Now Being Asked for Facebook Login Details

It's no surprise that employers check out the Facebook profiles of prospective employees—after all, you can learn a lot from what people choose to broadcast. But reports are amassing of employers asking recruits for their login details—and that's a step too far. Read More >>

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US Job Hunters Asked For Unrestricted Access to Facebook, Twitter and More

A worrying new trend over in the US is seeing recruiters start to ask for full access to the social networks of potential applicants, with some organisations asking would-be staff to sign in and let bosses have a good poke around in their non-public posts and messages. Read More >>

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