Don’t give up the chase – career lessons from an attempted robbery

Aug 15, 12 Don’t give up the chase – career lessons from an attempted robbery

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Today something happened to me that has never happened before in my 21 years of living in inner city London. Today I got robbed. Like most people, I had always imagined that “bad things” happen at night in dark alleyways, so I didn’t give a second thought to parking my car at ten in the morning and making the short walk down...

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Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Feb 27, 12 Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Posted by in Blog, Job hunting tips, Social media

  Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the sand over the past three months or so, you would have noticed that everyone is going on about the latest social network that is set to “take the world by storm”. We’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter, and no, not even the still relatively new Google Plus – the...

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3 killer reasons to include Twitter in your job search

Jan 09, 12 3 killer reasons to include Twitter in your job search

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  When Twitter first launched in 2006, some people eyed it with ‘big-brother-watching-you’ type suspicion; some dismissed it as the latest social media “craze”, and a large part of society (myself included) ignored it – after all, we were still trying to get our heads round this whole Facebook thing. Fast forward just...

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Job market predictions for 2012

I was invited to the Guardian Careers office last week to share my predictions on what I think the job market will look like for graduates in 2012 (scroll down to listen to the podcast). There are three main areas I believe we will see a rise of not just for graduates, but for jobseekers as a whole: 1) “Upside down CVs” With an...

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A refreshing way to job search…

Jan 23, 11 A refreshing way to job search…

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THIS morning I had restricted access to my computer for about an hour so I had to find something else to do to occupy my time, something that didn’t involve technology. This was going to be hard. I began to think of how technology had become so much a part of my life over the last five years that I barely knew life without it....

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