Monthly Archives: August 2011
Calvados for your career
Think of a covering letter as a glass of brandy. It’s a short measure, quite potent, you’ll know very quickly if you like it or not, and it’s very easy to judge the quality. A CV is more like a glass of wine. It’s a bit longer, and while like brandy it’s basically fermented fruit […]
FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY (WITH APOLOGIES TO...
There are some things in life which just are scary. They don’t all have to be skydiving or exams. One of our greatest fears as human beings is criticism. No-one enjoys putting themselves up to be cut down and yet without fair critique it is all the harder to improve. Believe it or not, this […]
DON’T LEARN THE RULES AND YOU CAN’T...
Deprogram yourself. Forget what you currently know about job seeking and go back to a state of utter ignorance. Put all those shoddy internet tip sheets, outplacement counsellors and shockingly poor recruiters behind you. Let’s start at the beginning. If you are going to get a job what needs to happen? 1) There needs to […]
Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? At an interview, perhaps? Either as a candidate, or as a hiring officer? Ever failed to get a job you should have got? Ever hired the wrong person? I can see nodding heads in the 23 countries that read this blog, and I’m nodding along with you. There […]