Monthly Archives: July 2011
HOW DO YOU ANSWER THOSE TRICKY QUESTIONS?
If being invited to a much sought-after interview brings you out in a cold sweat, remember it could be worse: you could be taking Prime Minister’s Questions. Unlikely, I know, unless you aspire to high public office, but being under fire in any situation can be bad enough. While you would be unlucky to […]
THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERING
2011 is, I am told, the European Year of the Volunteer. As a lifelong volunteer, whether as a school choirgirl singing to raise money for the homeless or more recently, organising events for my local community, I find this encouraging. You don’t volunteer for the recognition (or that’s what was drummed into me as a […]
THE KNOWLEDGE TO INFORM YOUR THINKING
My recent predilection for taking the titles for these blogs from the names of BBC sitcoms from the 1990s belies my age (and no doubt my class, upbringing and a whole host of subliminal factors I haven’t accounted for) but this time the actions of leading characters does not really serve as a backdrop to […]
RESULTS OF OUR LINKEDIN SURVEY
We hope you remember the survey about LinkedIn that we invited you to participate in a few weeks ago. At least 27 of you should: you filled in the three brief questions that we had and thank you to everyone who did that. While in market research terms, 27 is hardly a sample (rather, it […]
HOW DO YOU GET A JOB YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY LIKE?
Part One of Three: How to Find Out What You Want To Do I’ve just had an email from an old colleague from many years ago. Her message read “It is SO lovely to see how much you’re enjoying your new venture – it springs off the page every time I get a LinkedIn update […]