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When deciding on a career or next step in the array of work and/or study opportunities, it’s logical and reasonable to ask the question: What would you like to do? This can be easy for some to answer, but it’s … Read More
Some people enjoy interviews. Unfortunately, others can fall prey to The Interview Daemon. Signs that this daemon has visited include: – A state of temporary catatonia characterised by a wide-eyed expression and mind-blankness – Florid speech of a tangential nature … Read More
This used to be a mantra of mine when I was younger. It seemed so logical – expecting the worst would not only mean you were prepared for it, but would also lead to pleasant relief were a more positive … Read More
As I crawl out from what feels like some Christmas hibernation period back into the ‘real world’ I find myself reflecting on how different points of the year can echo different stages of learning and development… December and the run … Read More
Standing out from the crowd We don’t all have to do stand-up comedy to stand out, but humour in the right way and at certain moments can be helpful in getting noticed among the reams of applications and potential candidates … Read More
In order to discern among highly competent and suitable applicants, selection procedures are increasingly choosing mixed methods of recruitment: presentations, assessment centres (comprising various tasks and group activities), even psychometric tests… You may find your initial excitement at gaining an … Read More
Volunteering, like charity-giving, is abound in positive connotations; after all, it’s the giving of our time (something precious and in even more short-supply than our money?). Here I have sought to explore barriers, benefits and the breadth of volunteering opportunities … Read More
No, square pegs don’t fit into round holes: Choose a different shaped hole rather than ‘reshape your edges’.
In work, as in life, humans have an innate drive to ‘fit in’; fitting in can lead to praise, recognition and give us a boost to our self-esteem. But who says, for example, that a square person has to fit … Read More