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The Monster Board, which claims to be the UK's largest on-line recruitment site, is carrying details of more than 2,300 jobs and is accessed by more than 65,000 job seekers a month as a result of increasing interest in the Internet as a recruitment tool. Karen Skewies, Monster Board's UK director, says that the low cost of the service is making it an attractive means of tapping into "a large, well-educated, computer-literate audience". Vacancies range from graduate-entry positions to senior managers with conglomerates.

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How to present yourself

Workshops designed to improve the basic communication skills of junior and middle managers are being held by the Aziz Corporation, a communications consultancy specialising in the increasingly important area of presentation skills. The events are held in central London; for details call 0171-329 0225.

How to be temporary

Interim managers may be seen by many as glorified temps, but in an increasingly cost-conscious business environment they are here to stay. Accordingly, even recent graduates need to be aware of how to make the best of a trend that in some cases can be a benefit as well as a threat. In Interim Management, published by Butterworth Heinemann next month, Dennis Russell provides practical tips for those contemplating making a career of being a temporary manager.

Telephone rage

UK companies that fail to adopt a truly customer-centred approach to telephone-based services face seeing their profits fall, according to research commissioned by the computer services consultancy Cap Gemini and the telecommunications company Cable & Wireless. The study, by the Henley Centre, found that in as many as one in 10 calls the consumer can start out relatively cheerful and optimistic, but is rapidly driven to anger and then left fuming as a direct result of a telephone call to a company or other organisation.

Women go flexible

"Having it all - New ways to work" is the title of a seminar being hosted by the networking group Women in Marketing and Design in association with Madelaine Cooper Recruitment next Thursday, 2 April. The event, which is to take place at the Agency, a private members' club in central London, aims to bring together professional women working in the creative industries who share a desire to add flexibility to their lives. For tickets, call Beth Stimpson on 07000 781 154.

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