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Public speak out on Victoria Park's future

31 Aug 2015 12:30Mark Good

RESIDENTS across Glasgow North West have had their say on the future of one of the city’s most historic parks.

Teachers appointed to run Clydebank High until permanent head found

31 Aug 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

THREE teachers have been appointed to run Clydebank High School until a permanent head teacher is found.

Jolomo donates work of art to West Dunbartonshire's Council's art collection

31 Aug 2015 08:30Edel Kenealy

ONE of Scotland’s most successful artists returned to his beloved Clydebank this week with a gift that holds a special meaning for him.

Elderly urged to get shingles prevention injection

31 Aug 2015 07:30

SEVENTY year olds are being urged to get an injection to prevent them from developing shingles.

Man slammed for igniting aerosol 'flame thrower' style into air vent

28 Aug 2015 09:30

A DRUMRY man who sprayed an aerosol and ignited it near an air vent has appeared in court.

Parents starve in Clydebank to feed their children

28 Aug 2015 09:30Alan Ferguson

A SINGLE mum has told how she battles poverty to feed her three young children and mother every day.

Clydebank man's lasting friendship with German POW

28 Aug 2015 08:30

BREAKING: 12-year-old hospitalised after being struck by car

27 Aug 2015 11:30Alan Ferguson

Duntocher school girl wins Emma's Strength Award

27 Aug 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

Man hauled before judge for offensive text message

27 Aug 2015 09:30

Nurse gets skinhead for charity after witnessing brave cancer patients

27 Aug 2015 07:30Edel Kenealy

Crooks growing veg for foodshare in community service

27 Aug 2015 06:24Edel Kenealy

Community welcomes new Aldi supermarket

27 Aug 2015 05:30Alan Ferguson

Owners of empty homes council tax refund

27 Aug 2015 05:30

Priest recalls moment chapel engulfed in flames

26 Aug 2015 09:39Alan Ferguson

Hunger vigil organiser: 'Stand up and reject the destruction of the welfare state'

26 Aug 2015 09:30Alan Ferguson

Education boss Lanagan attacks local press — for reporting council blunders

26 Aug 2015 09:30

Scotland's first interactive flume in Clydebank

26 Aug 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

Sisters' grandfather's medal mystery

26 Aug 2015 06:30Edel Kenealy

Police launch appeal for youth gang graffiti culprits

25 Aug 2015 14:30Alan Ferguson

Knightswood Community Centre to get personal touch

24 Aug 2015 12:15Mark Good

Women's history group unveils findings on social lives in 50s

24 Aug 2015 09:30Alan Ferguson

Missing young woman thought to be in Clydebank found 'safe and well'

21 Aug 2015 09:30Alan Ferguson

New measures rolled out West Dunbartonshire Council tops sickness rates in Scotland

21 Aug 2015 09:30Edel Kenealy

Three sets of Clydebank twins among NINE across region starting P1

21 Aug 2015 08:30Edel Kenealy

Figures reveal WDC's school uniform benefit highest in Scotland

21 Aug 2015 08:30

Impartial TV


Latest bowls news with Ian MacDonald

29 Aug 2015 19:00

Clydebank and District Bowling Association

Western Titans top the table in Cumbernauld

28 Aug 2015 18:30

CLYDEBANK BMX club the Western Titans took on some of the best riders from Scotland and England at Broadwood Race Track last weekend for the fifth round of the 2015 Scottish Power National Youth Racing Series — finishing top of the medal table.

Clydebank FC's Junior Bankies Day goes down a treat

28 Aug 2015 17:30

CLYDEBANK FC held their Junior Bankies Day on Sunday with a great turnout from players, management and young Bankies fans.

Budgie: Bankies' acid test will be league opener

27 Aug 2015 18:00Kyle Crawford

CLYDEBANK manager Budgie McGhie is convinced Saturday’s league opener against Ardrossan Winton Rovers will show how far his new look squad have come.

Yoker hit five in win before Shire defeat

27 Aug 2015 13:30

A much changed Yoker Athletic side suffered a disappointing defeat away to Glasgow Perthshire on Saturday.

Bankies progress after Maryhill victory

26 Aug 2015 17:00

Clydebank Rugby Club host annual 10s tournament

23 Aug 2015 17:30

Rio 2016 the goal for Drum star Perry after landmark year

22 Aug 2015 17:30

Joel ready to fire Bankies to promotion

20 Aug 2015 18:30Kyle Crawford

Seventh heaven as Bankies dream start goes on

19 Aug 2015 19:00

Clydebank take the win on derby day

19 Aug 2015 17:45Kyle Crawford

Latest bowls news with Ian MacDonald

15 Aug 2015 18:00

Clydebank Rugby Club prepare for title push

15 Aug 2015 18:00

Western Titans race to wins at home event

14 Aug 2015 18:00

Halliday relishing Bankies challenge

12 Aug 2015 21:15Kyle Crawford

Ashfield show please Bankies boss McGhie

12 Aug 2015 16:30

Elementary for Holms as Ryan bags a brace in Bankies win

12 Aug 2015 15:30

Yoker seal first competitive win under new boss

12 Aug 2015 15:30

Golf club make donations after fundraising efforts

9 Aug 2015 18:00


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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