Category Archives: Job hunting
JOB INTERVIEWS AND THE MYTH OF I
More heresy from me today. I hope you like it. It’s a plea for a new realism in job interviews. The tea’s in Boston Harbor. Ninety Five theses are nailed to the church door. There’s a man in green standing outside a post office trying to whip up a mob with poetry. Let’s see how […]
A CV CAN BE LONGER THAN TWO PAGES. OFFICIAL.
I am about to make a generation of CV writers scream. I am about to make a generation of job hunters a little less worried. I am also going to tell a generation of recruiters something they already know. A CV CAN be longer than two pages. There are even many, many occasions when it […]
HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...
Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]
DUSTING OURSELVES OFF: THE END OF THE RECESSION...
I feel a bit like an air raid warden wandering through the streets with a whistle and a rattle and shouting “You can come out of your basements now! The bombers have gone away!” I’m sure if you’re still looking for work or hanging on as a “self-employed consultant” earning a quarter of what you […]
FRICTION: A WARNING FROM AN EX-RECRUITER ON THE...
I am about to make a few enemies, but it’s in a good cause. Let me begin. And explain. I need to warn you about “Functional” CVs and resumes. This is quite critical because a certain kind of career “coach”, typically one from a HR rather than hard-nosed recruitment background, thinks they are a good […]