Best of 2012 – 10 career blog posts to read or revisit before the year’s out

Dec 27, 12 Best of 2012 – 10 career blog posts to read or revisit before the year’s out

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2012 was the year I made a real commitment to taking my blogging seriously and that meant writing and posting a job-related article once a week, right here on mildredtalabi.com. To see you into the New Year ahead, here are some of the best posts you might have missed or may want to revisit again: 1)      3 killer reasons to...

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3 reasons to freelance while you job seek

Nov 21, 12 3 reasons to freelance while you job seek

Posted by in Blog, Business & enterprise

Today is National Freelancers Day. While this may mean nothing to the vast majority of the population, for 14% of workers in the UK this day is actually almost equivalent to Christmas. Okay, possible slight exaggeration aside, National Freelancers Day is now in its 4th year and gathering momentum each year. There are now an...

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Five ways finding your strengths can help your job search

If I could turn back time, say 10 or so years ago when I could still claim the blissful ignorance of youth, there are many things I would have done differently – one of them is taking the time to discover my strengths before I launched into the world of work. A few weeks ago I listened to a podcast by Michael Hyatt...

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Introducing an award-winning careers blogger…..(it’s official)

Oct 02, 12 Introducing an award-winning careers blogger…..(it’s official)

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You may recall me asking for your help to publicise my article on “Why You Should Reject LinkedIn Connection Requests“, around two months ago. This was my first entry into the 6th annual JobMob international career blogging contest and after two months and 24 contestants (one disqualified), the final results are...

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Don’t waste your time on graduate schemes (here’s what you should be doing instead)

Sep 11, 12 Don’t waste your time on graduate schemes (here’s what you should be doing instead)

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Graduates, University

Earlier this week I received a phone call from a mother who wanted me to prepare CVs and application forms for her two children that would guarantee them success on graduates schemes. One of the bright young sparks wanted a position in investment banking and the other a more abstract role in humanities. I explained to mum that...

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