Monthly Archives: January 2012
A GOOD INTERVIEW STARTS BEFORE YOU ENTER THE ROOM
Have you ever watched an improv troupe and dreamt you were up there on stage with them? Looks fun, and they make it look so easy. Surely they can’t prepare? They could never have known that some joker in the crowd would ask them to act out an ice-skating date in the style of an […]
T’AINT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S THE WAY...
We feel as though we may be teaching grandma to suck eggs, but, by popular demand, we are going to devote a blog to the basics of being interviewed. A few of you will look at this and think, “why do they think they need to tell us that?” and if so, then we’re glad. […]
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE EMPLOYER?
“And of course you must also tell them why you want the job…” Someone, perhaps a graduate careers advisor, or maybe a careers coach, or even some other “authority” in this field, will have said this, I’ll wager, to everyone reading this blog at some point of their career. Very few of these people, I’m […]
A TWEET WAY TO FIND A NEW JOB
It would be good to hear from someone who’s done this but in recent weeks, I cannot help but notice that there seem to be a lot of jobs advertised through Twitter. That I deliberately follow Tweeps with handles such as @wedvertjobsuk, @findjobinlondon, @lavorarealondra, and @thejobtweets, all in the name of research, of course, probably […]
BLAZING YOUR LIGHT IN A COLD CLIMATE
“Anyone can do anything if they’ve got what it takes… If they’re stupid, lazy or frightened, I’m not going to help them get a job, why should I?” ‘Marlene’, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill (1982) We’re all frightened, aren’t we? The current global economic circumstances mean that former certainties are becoming unknowns and carefully laid […]