Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt’s career is a disappointment to nobody – except, perhaps, to Bolt himself. Speaking from the IAAF awards after winning male Athlete of the Year, Bolt said if he could go back in time, he would change one thing: taking his sport more seriously early in his career to have won more medals. “When I look back the only real thing I think I would change was to have got more serious more quickly,” Bolt said, according to Reuters’ Mitch Phillips. “I was relying more on my talent. If…

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The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while cashed-up incumbents watch closely from the sidelines. The ripples will span the entire industry — from founders, investors and service providers to job seekers. Basically everyone in business. How will it impact you? This article brings clarity through a historical lens. It provides a framework for how the industry has evolved over the past…

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Goodbye art history A-level, you served the elite well

Goodbye art history A-level, you served the elite well

This autumn yet another new edition of EH Gombrich’s classic 1950 book The Story of Art – the “Luxury” edition – will be out in time for Christmas. Meanwhile the BBC is hard at work on Civilisations, an epic attempt to regain the factual television heights of Kenneth Clark’s 1969 series Civilisation. Gombrich and Clark were outstanding scholars and thinkers in the academic discipline of art history, which means the historical study of the styles and meanings of art. They were also great public intellectuals who could share the subtleties…

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5 Ways to Avoid Answering the Worst Job Interview Question, ‘What’s Your Salary History?’

5 Ways to Avoid Answering the Worst Job Interview Question, ‘What’s Your Salary History?’

First things first: anyone who tells you that you can always dodge the salary history question is probably trying to sell you something. The reality of the situation is that sometimes, you just can’t wriggle out of answering this question – not if you want to stay a viable candidate for the job. But, that doesn’t mean that you should name your price right away. You might be able to get the hiring manager to focus on the future, not the past, and that’s what you’re hoping for. (Photo Credit:…

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