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NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, EVER, GIVE IN.

Posted On 20th November 2011

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 […]

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I HAVE CONFIDENCE…

Posted On 13th November 2011

“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 […]

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WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?

Posted On 10th November 2011

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 […]

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I AM THE WALRUS

Posted On 6th November 2011

“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 […]

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YOU NEVER CAN TELL

Posted On 30th October 2011

Ok! So you’re looking for a job. We’ve spoken elsewhere in this blog about where and how to find opportunities. How do you know if a possible role is the one for you? You don’t. And you can forget those internet tip sheets and career advice books that claim to tell you how you can. […]

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