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How to write a Job Description

A well-written job description improves an organisation’s ability to attract and select the most suitable person for the role. You are selling your job to the best candidates just as much as they are selling themselves to you. In brief, job descriptions should be easy to understand and should provide a…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
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How to write a Statement

GENERAL GUIDANCE It is essential to tailor your statement to the position and employer. It really does not give a good impression if your application for the post of Director of Oxford HR is headed “Sales Director - Alpha Sales.” Keep it succinct (no more than 2 sides of A4)…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
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How to be Interviewed on Skype & Phone

THE PROBLEM Many Candidates who are apparently competent and skilled, present themselves very badly on Skype and international telephone calls. Please also read, “How to Prepare for Interview”. SOME OF THE ISSUES Poor phone and Skype connections causing interruptions. Poor interview skills on the side of candidates. Too many interviewers…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
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NEW: Tips and info in ‘Advice for Candidates’

Are you just starting out in your career in the NGO sector? We have just updated our 'Advice for Candidates' section to include more helpful links and information, a rich resource for anyone who is looking to make their way into the world of Development. Do have a read, explore…
Oxford HR
8 April 2013
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Charities Newsletter

If you would like to see Wenn Townsend's latest charities newsletter with advice about finding new Trustees, information about CIOs and Charity Reserves Policy, you can view it in PDF form here.      
Oxford HR
3 April 2013
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Happy Fairtrade Fortnight!

It’s the first day of Fairtrade Fortnight, so we thought we’d share a round up of our favourite fairly traded brands and products with you. What a great excuse to eat some chocolate on a Monday morning! 1. Divine chocolate – "At the heart of Divine’s heavenly tasting chocolate there…
Oxford HR
25 February 2013
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The G8 Summit: Our opportunity to make a difference in 2013

As the UK prepares to host the 39th G8 Summit in Northern Ireland in May this year, the development world is gathering forces and launching various campaigns and petitions to voice their most pressing concerns to eight world leaders: David Cameron (UK), Obama (USA), François Hollande (France), Angela Merkel (Germany), Stephen…
Oxford HR
12 February 2013