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Created in 2003, WordPress has hugely outgrown its original mission as a simple platform for blogging enthusiasts.  Now one of the most popular pieces of open-source software on the internet, WordPress has evolved, and been embraced as, the most accessible and user friendly content management systems (CMS) for websites.  Catering for all users, from amateur...
True story with a purpose. Years ago, I was recruiting for a client in Ayrshire, who needed a Design Engineer.  As per usual I took on the job, quoted our fees, yada yada yada.  During the process of sourcing candidates I networked through to a candidate who seemed to match the requirement perfectly.  I approached...
This is a response to the stupid article I read, which favours the opposite response.  Linkedin is of course the foremost online business network, and the one which most professionals will sign up for, even if they use no other form of social media.  It isn’t yet universal, and there are some sections of industry,...
It’s a competitive world, and never more so than now.  We all want our fair share, or at least what we think is our fair share.  Employers want to attract better employees, candidates want to get better jobs, with more pay, and websites want more traffic.  However, very few of us actually believe we are...
Only very occasionally in a lifetime do we find ourselves at the very start of something special.  Usually, we don’t even realise it at the time.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but we rarely realise this at the time we are taking it.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be...
Unfortunately a great many managers, supervisors, and business owners have had to do just that in the past year.  It’s something that defines you as a boss, and a responsibility that separates you from your team.  These days, it’s an exercise that’s so fraught with difficulty, and dangerous repercussions, that often only in-house or outsourced...
Confessions first; My name is Stephen, and I am a DIY-er.  I insist on doing almost everything for myself, and can’t bear the thought of paying someone else to do something I am capable of.  The problem is, I believe I am capable of almost everything.  I grew up being defined by building things, in...
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