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The 1947 Vocational Film to Becoming a Librarian

We love revisiting careers from a bygone era (Remember that chap who developed your holiday snaps) so when we stumbled across this vocational guide to becoming a Librarian (from 1947) it had to get a mention. Enjoy!

Five Minutes With: Holly Potter – Innovation Expert at Bozboz

Taking five minutes out of her busy day, Guru caught up with Holly Potter (innovation expert and all round HR geek) at Bozboz, an uber friendly full service creative digital agency in Hove.  

I Bet You’ve Not Seen A Resignation Like This Before…

When Eric Silver left his role as chief creative officer at DDB New York, he chose to do so with a simple signed and dated, handwritten letter. Oh, and a sketch of the Van Halen logo because, well, why the hell not.

7 Ways To Screw Up Your Interview

Lots of advice that is categorised as ‚ÄúJob Interview Tips‚ÄĚ should really filed under ‚ÄúTips For Not Being Rude, Foolish, and Generally Clueless.‚ÄĚ Read these 7 interview tips that WILL help you.

Airbnb’s New HQ is a Relaxing, Cosy Delight

After discovering Airbnb’s amazing¬†San Francisco¬†office (complete with a bear and a war room) their interior design teams are at it again, this time completing a perfect, cosy office retreat in Portland,¬†Oregon. This architectural delight combines natural elements of exposed brick work and wood to offer a warm, relaxing and inviting work environment. ¬†Check it out…

The Office Christmas Party – Normal rules apply… right?

We’ve all been to one and we may have even been the highlight of one, but the annual work Christmas party can either end up being a great event or you could end up becoming internally famous for the wrong reason(s)!

A Day in the Life of a Corporate Recruiter

Expedia’s Senior EMEA Recruiter – Margaret Buj (she knows a thing or two you know) – gives us the lowdown on what an average in-house/corporate recruiter day entails…

Photographer Mocks Up A Potato Head Wedding To Explain His Job To His Son

Each day when Wedding Photographer Chris Thornton left the house for work, his 4 year old son Cole would ask him “Daddy are you off to take pictures of a wedding?” without really knowing what this meant. Chris set out to explain to his son what he did through the medium of Potato Heads.

Social Hiring – 5 Sure-fire Ways To Get More Talent From Twitter

Take your social hiring efforts¬†up a notch on Twitter, the world‚Äôs most popular micro-blogging site. Use these top 5 tips to improve your Twitter recruitment marketing and social hiring efforts…

Pinterest’s HQ is the Arts and Crafts Hub You’d Expect it to be.

Located in San Francisco’s tech-heavy SOMA district, Pinterest’s 45,000-square-foot warehouse office accommodates over 250 employees and is bursting with the quirky creative arts & crafts ideas that make it a really unique home and bang on brand. Take a look around…

Five Minutes With: Andy Selway The People Person

Taking five minutes out of his busy day Guru caught up with Andy Selway (HR Expert and all round nice guy) who enlightened us on some crazy Christmas party disasters, house cleaning allowances and a whole lot more…

Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch is the Ultimate Breakfast Meeting Venue

Offering a breakfast cuisine like no other, say hello to Britain’s first Cereal Cafe, serving over 100 varieties of cereal from all over the world, from America to South Korea (and beyond).

Employee Training Doesn’t Get More 80′s Than This Wendy’s Video

In this amazing 1980′s Training Video from Wendy’s, staff are taught how to serve the perfect meals. Now kids, make sure you fill the chili to a half inch from the top of the bowl and remember, chilli can be served with cheese…

“The Isolator” An Invention From 1925 Designed To Improve Work Productivity

It may look like an early Oculus Rift prototype, however “the Isolator” is a unique productivity device invented by the science fiction pioneer Hugo Gernsbeck.

The World’s Tallest Bike Is One Crazy Commuting Machine

Meet Richie Trimble, a thrill seeking cycling fanatic, whose regular average Joe bike rides quickly turned into a game of who could build bigger and better bicycles.

ThinkPARALLAX Gives Employees £1000 To Travel The World

As a way of inspiring creativity amongst its employees, Californian based creative agency, ThinkPARALLAX hands out nearly £1000 to each of its staff and tells them to travel the world!

Eventbrite’s New HQ has Nooks, Hammocks & Zen-like Rooms

From the 6th and 7th floors of a rather unassuming, downtown, San Francisco office block is the new Eventbrite HQ, and oh, what a delight!

17 Awesome Examples of Creative CVs / Resumes

It seems that the humble 2 page word document just doesn’t cut it for those creative jobs anymore, standing out from the crowd is a must for those that want to bag the best opportunities. We have raided the Guru archives and found these amazing examples of highly creative candidates who have gone above and beyond the standard word doc.

How Do Top Companies Keep Their Talent? Awesome Workplace Incentives – #Infographic

From on-site laundry services to made-to-order sushi, these top companies offer their staff some serious perks.  If you run your own company or manage the HR for one, this neat little infographic covering Workplace Incentives is sure to offer you up some inspiration for your next employee benefits review.

Epic Anna is One High Flying Intern!

We love a good Intern story (Internships Silicon Valley Style, TBWA Analyse Intern Brainwaves, Alec Dudson) which is why Alphatise and the skydiving antics of Anna Bezuglova really caught our eye.

Junior Designers vs Senior Designers

When she is not heading up the product design team at Facebook, Julie Zhuo is producing brilliant little sketches like these ones…

Jack Ma Sings ‘Lion King’ Theme to a Stadium full of Employees

Jack Ma, owner of Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has a unique motivational style. Check out this unbelievable video of Jack singing Lion King songs in full rock paraphernalia to a stadium of 16,000 employees. An early Alibaba employee recounts this bizarre experience.

MoodHacker – An App That Wants To Create Happier Workplaces

Depression is one of the leading causes of workplace absenteeism, estimating to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost of ¬£billions to employers. Moodhacker is a health app designed for companies to improve the wellbeing of their staff by giving employees stress-relieving tips at exactly the right moments…

These Microsoft Recruitment Videos From 2008 Are Incredible…

Found in the archives, these two recruitment videos from Microsoft’s talent attraction vaults are absolute gold. Possibly the most bizarre and least effective HR tools we’ve ever seen, Microsoft had these videos commissioned to stop the exodus of brilliant talent flocking in droves to seemingly more cooler companies.

Inside Adobe’s Slick New San Francisco Digs…

Known for their awesome offices (check out their Utah campus), Adobe have created 44,000 sq ft of sheer modern office delight in downtown San Francisco…

Traits of the best UX + UI Designers

Over the years Daniel de la Cruz (Co Founder @ ChangeLab23) has worked with 100s of Designers. He tells us why there is a re-occurring pattern of good traits in those Designers who are true masters of their work…

The Lifespan of an Active Jobseeker (infographic)

Using feedback from over 1000 UK professionals within the Marketing, Creative, Development & Account Management sectors we created the “Lifespan of an Active Jobseeker”.