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Best pancake recipes: which pancake suits your job?

Ever wonder which style of pancake you're most suited to? Well wonder no more as Agency Central provides a breakdown of the best pancake recipes for YOU to try this Pancake Day!Regardless of whether you lean towards a sweet or savoury palate, everyone has their favourite pancake recipes; but did you ever stop to think how your choice of pancake could be effecting your day job? Probably not, but it appears that different toppings ...

Published: Tue 17 February 2015

5 signs that you're married to your job

If your Facebook relationship status and current occupation are seemingly indistinguishable, then maybe you need to look out for these 5 signs that you're married to your job.The Hallmark calendar is truly in full swing as St Valentine encourages us to show our adoration for our soul mates, baes and one true loves. For some though, the light of their lives is a little more demanding with many being more inclined to buy chocolates ...

Published: Fri 13 February 2015

6 productivity quotes to inspire you at work

When productivity is falling and procrastination is slowly setting in, sometimes all that's needed is a few famous words of motivational wisdom to help break the cycle and inspire you at work.If deadlines are approaching and sticky notes are multiplying by the day, you can guarantee that idleness isn't far behind as the mind of the stifled creative longingly searches (Google searches) for a sweet reprieve from the pressures ...

Published: Wed 11 February 2015

How to answer

While you're hoping your strengths and undeniable suave will be enough to win over the interviewer, not knowing how to talk about your weaknesses has the potential to undo any good work just as you're preparing for the deal clinching handshake. We have the solution!We all have them. Whether it's an inability to talk to large groups or a penchant for stealing stationary, the holes in our professional skill set are usually better ...

Published: Wed 11 February 2015

The best movie bosses

We all have that one dream where we work for a boss who waltzes in everyday with a smile beaming from his face and a chocolate eclair for everyone in the room. Unfortunately, your boss only brings in humbugs and as you sit behind your desk, contemplating whether or not your boss is secretly a villain, you can always pray that your next job will come with a manager like one of these - the best bosses movies have to offer. Captain ...

Published: Wed 04 February 2015

Groundhog Day - How to break the 9-5 rut

Do you ever get the feeling that you've lived this day before? Not quite deja vu, but a deja vu lite where the only thing that seems to change is the date on the calendar.The 9-5 lifestyle often gives way to a groundhog day rut where the weekdays run as predictably slow as the minute hand on the office clock. Now while I'm sure most of us yearn for a career of unforeseeable whimsy, few of us are capable of breaking the repetitive ...

Published: Mon 02 February 2015

Social media trends 2015

The start of the year typically sees a flood of 'prediction' articles where experts try to shed some light on what we, as the less enlightened, can expect from the forthcoming year.Unfortunately, the unpredictable nature of social media lends itself to nothing more than educated guesses, rumours and a roll of the dice. With this in mind, we've compiled our very own list of guesstimates on what social media trends we think digital ...

Published: Mon 26 January 2015

How to answer

And so it begins. Weeks of scrolling through job boards and CV advice has led to this blatant misuse of the word 'chat,' but you remain unfazed as you've already nailed the handshake with pinpoint precision and your Windsor tie knot exudes professionalism. The casual exchange of small talk passes you off as a human being and all seems to be going as hoped until the interviewer hits you with a Paxman-esque blow."so tell me about ...

Published: Thu 22 January 2015

Supervillains with Normal Jobs

Previously, we looked into what would become of some of our most beloved superheroes if they were to hang up their capes and instead opt for a safer, normal job. Whilst the super powered heroes may get a bit bloody and bruised during their scuffles, it is ultimately the villains who come off worse; usually coming away with broken bones and a stint in prison. It's not surprising that some villains may consider returning to a ...

Published: Thu 22 January 2015

Should you welcome back boomerang candidates?

Whether there was an 'unfortunate incident' or the grass seemed greener elsewhere, employees are everyday leaving their jobs with the intention of prospering under a new pay packet. Well it appears that sometimes it really is better the devil you know as more and more candidates are returning 'home' to take up positions with their old employers.Providing they didn't leave on a wave misjudged gesticulations and regrettable rhetoric ...

Published: Tue 13 January 2015
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