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Clydebank writer nominated for awards

4 Jul 2015 11:00

A HUGELY talented young Clydebank man has been nominated for three national comic book awards.

Award for eco friendly shopping centre

4 Jul 2015 09:30

CLYDEBANK’S eco-friendly shopping centre has earned a top industry award for its environmental efforts.

Investigation after Drumchapel fire

3 Jul 2015 09:00

AN investigation is under way after a fire in Drumchapel led to 20 people being evacuated from their homes.

Yoker primary teacher retires after four decades

3 Jul 2015 08:30

AFTER four decades at Garscadden Primary a teacher has finally said goodbye to the job she loves.

Drumchapel food bank needs stock

3 Jul 2015 08:30

AN SOS has been issued by Drumchapel Food bank as the lifeline organisation has almost completely run out of food.

Exxon site faces huge challenges

3 Jul 2015 08:30Edel Kenealy

EIGHT landowners must agree to sell their land before a new road can be built into Bowling, opening up regeneration opportunities at the former Exxon site.

Stars turn out for Knightswood charity trek

2 Jul 2015 11:30Mark Good

Woman, 20, sexually assaulted on train

2 Jul 2015 09:30

Clydebank shoplifter's £200 a day drug habit

2 Jul 2015 08:40

Old Kilpatrick school boy chalks up latest movie appearance

2 Jul 2015 08:35

Concerns over future of Drumchapel Hospital

2 Jul 2015 08:30Edel Kenealy

Clydebank councillors defiant on green space proposals

2 Jul 2015 08:30Edel Kenealy

Old Kilpatrick paedophile avoids jail

1 Jul 2015 11:30

Clydebank equality film boosts 'Confidence in Coming Out'

1 Jul 2015 11:00Mark Good

Anger as historic Clydebank slipway is ripped up

1 Jul 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

Poorest in West Dunbartonshire caught out over TV licences

1 Jul 2015 09:15Marc McLean

Vicious Clydebank mum scars woman in assault

1 Jul 2015 09:15

Family of boy unable to smile thank fundraisers and local businesses for donations

30 Jun 2015 07:30Edel Kenealy

Spiritualist church announces weekend summer festival

29 Jun 2015 07:30Alan Ferguson

Bingo bus from Clydebank set to trial in July

28 Jun 2015 07:30Alan Ferguson

Police appeal for information on bogus callers in Glasgow north west

27 Jun 2015 07:30Alan Ferguson

Clydebank Co-op makes 'massive' donation to foodshare

26 Jun 2015 09:30

TITAN OF A TOWN: Clydebank woman dedicates 45 years to Girlguiding

26 Jun 2015 09:30

Clydebank schools improving in literacy and numeracy

26 Jun 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

Clydebank shipbuilding expert leaves vast maritime collection to public

26 Jun 2015 09:30Marc McLean

'Arrest me,' pleads 'violent' Drumchapel man to police

26 Jun 2015 07:30

Impartial TV


Latest bowls news with Ian MacDonald

3 Jul 2015 17:30

Clydebank And District Bowling Association

Bankies sign six as pre-season begins

2 Jul 2015 16:30

CLYDEBANK have confirmed the signing of six new players with more expected in coming weeks as Budgie McGhie’s squad for next season begins to take shape.

School sport stars clean up at awards

2 Jul 2015 15:30

ST Peter the Apostle High School recently honoured pupils for their sporting achievements in the last year with plenty of prizes given out.

Drumchapel Table Tennis Club's Perry bags his first gold medal

1 Jul 2015 20:00

DRUMCHAPEL Table Tennis Club’s Martin Perry has won his first gold medal after clinching victory in the team event alongside David Wetherill at the Romanian Open.

McAulay departs Holm Park dugout

1 Jul 2015 17:00Kyle Crawford

FORMER Yoker Athletic manager John McAulay has admitted he is gutted to leave Holm Park — but insisted he had to go for the good of the club.

Golf tips from a professional

21 Jun 2015 18:00

Latest bowls news with Ian MacDonald

20 Jun 2015 18:00

Glasgow Gaels put on a good show in Shield Final

19 Jun 2015 15:00

Yoker denied final place by Blantyre as their season ends in defeat

19 Jun 2015 15:00

Clydebank schools rugby sides take part in tournament

18 Jun 2015 18:30

Antonine win the double

18 Jun 2015 13:30

Goldie’s joy at senior chance with Queen’s Park

17 Jun 2015 17:30Kyle Crawford

Singer CFC host annual awards

13 Jun 2015 16:00

Golf tips from a professional

12 Jun 2015 17:30

Latest bowls news with Ian MacDonald

12 Jun 2015 10:00

Judy Murray opens Drumchapel Tennis club’s new court

11 Jun 2015 18:00Kyle Crawford

Yoker boss aiming for promotion

10 Jun 2015 20:00Kyle Crawford

Budgie: Fans will see a new Bankies side next season

10 Jun 2015 18:30Kyle Crawford

Golf tips from a professional

7 Jun 2015 17:20


Martin Docherty: 'Tradition and convention at Westminster should not come before serious issues'

3 Jun 2015 10:47

<strong>By MARTIN DOCHERTY | MP for West Dunbartonshire </strong>

What NOT to include in your CV

7 May 2015 14:09

PREVIOUSLY, I focused on the profile and key skills sections of your CV. Now we need to follow this up with the employment history and qualifications sections, which will provide evidence of how our key skills are put into practice. For each of your jobs, include the company name and address, your job title, and dates of employment. Start with the most recent job first. Then list your responsibilities in bullet point format, making it clear and concise. Employers want to be able to see if you demonstrate the essential criteria for the role on the first page of your CV. Describe your career history in terms of achievements. For each job, and particularly for your most recent roles, demonstrate what makes you stand out from other applicants. Remember to use the same or similar key words and phrases from the advertisement — but don’t copy sentences/plagiarise direct from job spec — employers will notice! Most of us have difficulty selling our skills. But you will be up against a lot of other applicants, so it is important to show exactly what the employer is looking for in a clear, concise manner, without overselling. Here are some pointers when you are thinking about your achievements. What have you done over and above the job description? Where have you gone the extra mile? Where have you demonstrated flexibility, creative thinking or innovation? What projects have you been involved in and what was your contribution to the outcome? What problems did you solve? Examples of these could be “implemented a new filing system, which resulted in correspondence being found more quickly.” Or “worked late for a week to meet a project deadline which had been changed at short notice.” Or “devised a new stock system for the shop, resulting in reduced wastage.” Also include facts and figures, the more specific detail you can include (and the less waffle) the better. For example: Costs, percentage improvements, key performance indicators met, targets met, costs saved, etc. “Increased sales turnover by 42 per cent against a target of 35 per cent, which made us the highest performer out of seven teams” is much more effective than “excellent sales management skills”. It is important not to reveal confidential information in your application. If you are mentioning specific projects that are still ongoing, or have not been publicly announced, do not name any company/client names. And remember to include voluntary work/internships/placements. Just because you don’t get paid for it, doesn’t mean it is not relevant. So, as you can see, it doesn’t have to be a long rambling statement, filled with numbers and big words. Use plain English and concise bullet points, backed up with examples and achievements of your roles and skills. The qualification section can come before the employment history or after, it really is a personal preference. I would advise, if you are a recent graduate or school leaver, to put this before employment history as you may have more academic than employment experience. Include your most recent qualifications first, along with any membership of professional bodies and relevant training courses. If you have gained a qualification a while ago, and it is no longer relevant, don’t include it. Employers don’t care if you gained an ‘O’ Grade in Home Economics in 1985, if you are applying for a position as retail manager. Be sensible. Always include a cover letter, for both postal and email applications. Cover letters will be discussed in a later column. I WATCHED a certain film the other week whilst (von) trapped for the afternoon at my maws. See if you can guess which one. It contained: 1. A medley of bad outfits. It is set in the land fashion forgot. (And bizarre as NY Fashion Week gets, even it doesn’t have clothes made out of curtains.) 2. Singing. Singing. And more singing. 3. The most improbable nun ever — her careers advisor should be shot. 4. Improbable romance between hundred year old man, and said ex-nun. You guessed it. And those things are not the worst of it. That song — the ‘favourite things’ one. What the hell? For a start, white dresses are just baaaad news on girls. White dresses lead to only three things: visible underwear, unyielding stains and marriage. And of the three, I still can’t work out which is worse. And as for the rest? Re. the snowflakes on nose/eyelashes look: I do not want Alice Cooper eyes because my mascara is running down my cheeks, nor do I want people to think I have a dripping conk. Not so keen on mittens either, they usually look best on the under 5’s. A copper kettle would undoubtedly clash with my kitchen colour scheme. Doorbells usually mean having to pay the window cleaner. Crisp apple strudels play havoc with the waistline, and quite frankly, I’d rather have the calories in liquid form. But I do concede that the brown paper packages sound good. Gifts are always acceptable. So as I sit schlurping tea and being fussed around by my folks, I wonder what my lyrics to that tune might look like. My favourite things? Champagne and spa days and three inch high sandals, Sale racks of dresses that hide my love handles, Dinners and cocktails and large diamond rings, These are a few of my favourite things. New York and Bond Street and 007, Spray tans and shellac — in my eyes, that’s heaven Holidays in Ibiza (with a few carefree flings), These are a few of my favourite things Espresso and cherry cake and bookshops and baking Candles and silk sheets and guys that aint faking Vintage old movies and the warm scent of Spring These are a few of my favourite things When the bills come and the man runs When it’s clear I’ve been had I simply remember my favourite things And then I don’t feel so bad. Of course, I am not quite as shallow as my lyrics would suggest. Being at the mercy of a rhyme scheme has limited me somewhat. For instance, I love being near water. The anticipation of foreign travel. Open fires. Poetry. The smell of a new book, and the satisfying crack of its spine as you delve in. I love cooking all day, with someone’s arm around my waist. I love art. Beautiful things make me cry with happiness. So, take heed: I am not all sass and crass. We do have a few things in common, though, Maria and I. We are both too lippy for the convent. We are kinda rebellious. We both play the guitar (badly). We both have a penchant for dodgy fringes. We are decidedly anti-Fascist. And as for older men: given my recent unsuccessful shenanigans with the younger variety, I would never rule it out…

View From The Top - Council Leader Martin Rooney

7 May 2015 14:02

I THOUGHT I would start my column this week with a small confession — I actually love elections. I see it a real opportunity for everyone to consider their social values, the things that matter most.

Pasta bread, carbs and the Devil

7 May 2015 08:42

I OFTEN get asked if going low carb is the best way to lose fat or improve weight loss? No doubt many of you will also be familiar with the Atkin’s Diet which was famous in the 90’s. The basic premise; eat little or no carbs other than limited vegetables every day. As well as doctor Atkin’s there are several diets which emphasise low carbs, more recently the ‘Paleo’ and the ‘Primal’ diet have become increasingly popular.

Have Your Say...

7 May 2015 08:40

IT must be amazing to be born and be instantly employed in a position where you will never have to lift a finger, where you are waited hand and foot by an army of servants, where you will live in palaces and beautiful country estates all your life and you will have access to wealth and privilege that us mere mortals can only dream of.

Gym Class Zero

8 Apr 2015 15:45

How well do you know Clydebank?

8 Apr 2015 15:45

I appreciate how difficult it is putting your pet down

8 Apr 2015 15:45

Butter me up with healthy fats Keep your sweet treats well away from the dog

8 Apr 2015 15:45

No wonder we’re sugar addicts

8 Apr 2015 15:45

Cooking up an electric taste storm

18 Jun 2014 15:10

Cllr George Black: An independent voice

22 Apr 2014 09:00

Online business info clicks into fast gear

7 Mar 2014 10:27Gary Farmer

Eco-window shopping just went mainstream

27 Feb 2014 16:52Gary Farmer

Qatar opportunities take careful planning

5 Nov 2013 09:30Eddie Embleton

What's On

Irish festival that leaves other races in the shade -Sponsored

27 May 2015 11:31

High drama, supreme skill and a huge helping of exuberantly Irish joie-de-vivre are some of the key hallmarks of a racing spectacular that leaves many another prestige event looking “quiet” by comparison.

Weather woman Jean Johansson takes over Your Radio Friday nights

14 Apr 2015 12:58

<strong>By ALAN FERGUSON</strong>

Disney on Ice celebrates its 100th birthday

25 Sep 2014 15:30

HAVING wowed audiences all over the world, Disney On Ice is celebrating 100 Years of Magic.

Internet offers a road map to jobs

15 Sep 2014 09:42

The jobs market is tough, and airy statements to the effect that plenty of new opportunities are coming on stream need to be seen in context - but there’s hope, too.

Diving into Deep Sea adventure

5 Sep 2014 09:30

This is why we’re proud to be offering our readers a special discount for a trip to see this flagship attraction and maritime marvel, with a voucher which will either admit one child completely free (saving £7) when buying an adult ticket, or alternatively admit one adult at 20 per cent off the usual price.

Online casinos can be seriously fun

4 Apr 2014 14:45

Winter is never dull in Paris

10 Dec 2013 09:30Gary Farmer

EXCLUSIVE: The Post catches up with Graeme Clark to talk all things Wets Wet Wet

20 Nov 2013 10:00

Stooshe set for Christmas in Clydebank

31 Oct 2013 12:00

Web channel will promote local talent

31 Oct 2013 10:00

Win Crafts for Christmas & Hobbycrafts tickets

27 Sep 2013 12:00

Star DJ Dean Park rolls back the years

27 Sep 2013 09:00

Good uni courses give the big picture - in a practical way

10 Sep 2013 09:30

Students flock to Glasgow and the Clyde Valley for Fresher’s Week

6 Sep 2013 11:00

Win a pair of tickets to see Mind Games

28 Aug 2013 12:00

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