Monthly Archives: November 2011
T’AIN’T WHAT YOU DO, IT’S THE...
With concerns that a double-dip recession is looming and unemployment figures offering little comfort, it is unsurprising that job seekers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from those with whom they are competing. MBAs, internships, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards, stints with VSO and many more are all to the good, and these will […]
NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, EVER, GIVE IN.
There’s something slightly fascist about the cult of “Positive Thinking”. It amounts to a belief in the “Triumph of the Will”, that objective reality matters less than single minded, selfish, determination to overcome. It’s anti-intellectual, it’s simplistic, and it’s elitist. It offers hope to the hopeless in an easily digested way, and it’s very easily […]
I HAVE CONFIDENCE…
“I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain, I have confidence that spring will come again, Besides which you see, I have confidence in me!” ‘I have confidence, The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers Job hunters need confidence to be successful. I would challenge anyone in the English-speaking world not to have seen […]
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?
Money Talks But it don’t sing and dance And it don’t walk As long as I can have you here with me I’d much rather be Forever in Blue Jeans Neil Diamond, Forever in Blue Jeans With the ongoing protests in Greece and beyond, and our own protesters in the shadows of St Paul’s, 2011 […]
I AM THE WALRUS
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.” (John Lennon) One of the biggest issues I find when reviewing CVs (and to a slightly lesser extent LinkedIn profiles) is the absolute refusal of some clients to claim responsibility for anything positive in their own right. In practice […]