Politics, business and culture wrap up for 2013 - Nelson Mandela - Image source: Malmö Museer

Politics, business and culture wrap up for 2013 - Nelson Mandela - Image source: Malmö Museer

A farewell for many and a wake-up call to all

2013 was a rollercoaster ride for the planet. Financial up and downs – the financial crisis is never over it seems! New world leaders coming into power, old leaders staying in power but sadly the headline that stood out was the farewell to former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The SRT_01E completing its test debut at La Ferté Gaucher circuit driven by Lucas di Grassi using 25% of the available battery power Image source: http://www.fiaformulae.com

The SRT_01E completing its test debut at La Ferté Gaucher circuit driven by Lucas di Grassi using 25% of the available battery power Image source: http://www.fiaformulae.com
 
Could a speed machine be used as an advert for an eco-friendly vehicle and overtake a football spectacle …you never know it might just happen!

In 2014 FIA Formula E is bringing a much anticipated fuel injection into the sporting world!
 
The world of Motorsport has become a fading star of its magnificent past. With the golfing world dragging its feet just behind. The hype of superstars and the effect of popular heroes as role models seems to have become lost. This has been replaced by controversy and scandals which instead headline the news of the sporting world.  Even the ambitious exploits of team and champion rivalries has somehow lost its gloss - unfortunately. 

Conversations with a Headhunter - creating a curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé on steroids with Annette Kinnear

Conversations with a Headhunter - creating a curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé on steroids

Chapter 3:
 
Headhunter and author Annette Kinnear puts forward the structuring of a CV that even a Superhero would be proud of!
 
This is a big question – how and what are the best ways to structure, present and organise an individual’s CV?
 
Job market research shows that anything, absolutely anything that falls out of the norm in a job application is not helpful. People often think their documentation must give expression to their creativity, but it has exactly the opposite effect, in almost every case. Therefore stay with a strong, traditional CV that outlines basic personal information, clearly and chronologically states all qualifications and then goes onto career history. Ambiguity or gaps will have the effect, that your CV will land at the bottom of the pile as it invites questions and complications. When a hiring decision maker has to leave the evaluation of your cv to his imagination, he will not proceed as fast as he would when a clear picture emerges for him.  

Q&A with Chris Mattsson Designer at Abacus Sportswear

Chris Mattsson

Chris Mattsson

Golf clothing has come a long way since the days when a long skirt and buttoned up shirt were part of the standard kit. Preserving one’s modesty far outweighed the importance for any practical benefits, and you can’t help but wonder why any ladies would ever have wanted to play golf since the tight fitting a la mode blouses back then made it neigh on impossible to take a proper swing at a ball. Today, golf clothing is as much about feeling good as it is about looking good, and fashion has become a hot topic for discussion on fairways the world over.

Conversations with a Headhunter - a career starter pack with Annette Kinnear

Chapter 2
 
Headhunter and author Annette Kinnear on how to setup oneself in the job market and what it takes to handle career challenges in the a challenging economic climate…
 
Are there basic guidelines or a “starter pack” that individuals should put together before entering the job market – and if so what are they?
 
It is a good idea to always have a CV up to date because speed is of the essence in the recruiting process. Every good CV is accompanied by written references that verify the statements of achievement in the resume. Copies of qualifications (degree, diploma, trade certificate) are also important and should always be on hand. In German speaking countries it is always expected to submit an individually formulated letter in respect of the position sought. This should be brief and to point, but be meaningful in terms of giving a little insight into your personal professional style.