Category Archives: Reskilling

DUSTING OURSELVES OFF: THE END OF THE RECESSION...

Posted On 2nd March 2014

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 […]

read all »

YES – THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE. BUT DO...

Posted On 19th February 2014

Already my two year old can use a touch screen computer better than I can. My four year old can beat me at tennis. It won’t be long before they can play an instrument, have a stab at learning a language and no doubt spend weekends excelling in some kind of sport or creative activity. […]

read all »

FRICTION: A WARNING FROM AN EX-RECRUITER ON THE...

Posted On 30th December 2013

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 […]

read all »

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE WORKING FOR A FAILING...

Posted On 22nd December 2013

I hated my father and he hated me. It’s a long story and this isn’t the place. He was jealous of the opportunities hard work gave me, and he combined physical cowardice with a violent streak. He did however say one thing (over and over again) which I agree with: “If you’re ever really in […]

read all »

LEADING FROM THE FRONT AND WHERE YOU CAN STICK...

Posted On 15th December 2013

Thoughtless clichés have a habit of becoming management practice. They then go on to ruin careers. “Leading from the front” is one of them. Please don’t do this. This is why. Think about it for a moment. “I won’t ask others to do what I won’t do myself” is a statement I hear in, say, […]

read all »
Page 1 of 41234