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OUCH!

Posted On 15th April 2011

Short of writing your own wedding vows, there are few documents you yourself will produce which are so personal and will undergo the same level of public scrutiny as your CV.  The difference with the wedding vows is that it’s unlikely that anyone will pass public judgement on them.  You know, it’s just not the […]

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TAKIN’ IT TO THE BANK

Posted On 14th April 2011

Bit of a special, exceptional posting today.  I’m lucky enough to be a Trustee of Red Kite Learning, a registered charity and social enterprise that believes in equipping people with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their potential. We have achieved a reputation for the successful delivery of high quality and innovative projects, often working […]

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THE CHORE OF APPLICATION FORMS

Posted On 14th April 2011

“I don’t know why you all groan when I mention that you apply by application form.” Those words came from a careers advisor at my university, more than 15 years ago now.  I can tell you why we all groaned.  We saw forms as arduous, as something which had to be filled out painstakingly in […]

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OURSELVES ALONE?

Posted On 14th April 2011

Oh, the fragility of dreams.  It’s late January and already I am have to assume many of the good intentions and resolutions of our readership have boiled away.  The weight stays on, the booze goes in, the cigarettes are back by the car keys, Spanish remains unstudied, and the television is watched as much as […]

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Posted On 14th April 2011

I’ve never cared much for job titles. In some of the places I’ve worked, they’ve counted for very little; in others, they have counted but I couldn’t get precious about it, often flippantly telling colleagues they could call me the tooth fairy for all I cared.  This doesn’t meant I’m right. I’ve sometimes wondered if, in a […]

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