Blogging

Blogger or blagger

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Are you a blogger or a blagger was a question I was recently asked while on a training course and it really got me thinking … Are most bloggers actually blaggers and just in it for the freebies? And if it’s that easy to get free things then where’s mine?! Where am I going wrong?! […]

My story

Starting a new job

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The start date for my new job has been slightly delayed, but only by a week and a half, which is kind of good as it gives me more time to get organised! I’m looking forward to getting started but also I’m going to miss being at home and the pace of life I’m beginning […]

Success stories

How to get your dream job

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She started off as the tea girl at an advertising agency where she had been offered work experience – but fast forward a few years and Louise Presley Turner is now doing her dream job and helping hundreds and possibly thousands to find theirs! Louise is a leading personal growth coach in the UK and […]

My story

Achieving a work life balance

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Work is important. It’s where we spend a large majority of our time, but it’s not the be all and end all. Yes, we need work for an income, to pay our bills and to keep a roof above our heads. For many of us our work or our profession defines us, to a large […]

Reviews

A Blogger’s Journal

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Being a writer I’ve always got little scraps of paper all over the place with scribbled notes on them – story ideas, blog post ideas, lists of jobs to do, people to speak to, books to read, things to watch. But now that no longer needs to be the case as I’ve found a lovely […]

My story

A successful interview

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I recently had a very successful interview. So successful in fact that they offered me the job! So fingers crossed that my time out of work could soon be coming to a close. This week I had my identity check with the (hopefully) new employer. We’ve negotiated start date and salary and now I’m hoping […]

Top tips

The best interview tip ever!

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A former work colleague and friend recently gave me the best interview tip ever! It’s simple, easy to remember and it works! It’s called STAR and it will help you to prepare for questions that might come up at interview. It will also help you on the day of the interview itself. It stands for […]

Work

The benefits of flexible working

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Flexible working is becoming more and more common and I’ve been spotting it in lots of job ads, which is great news for us job hunters! Companies are recognising that for many people working Monday to Friday 9-5 isn’t always desirable and sometimes just isn’t possible. For that reason there is a growing list of […]

My story

Assessment centre interviews

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If it doesn’t open then it’s not your door. This was something a friend said to me after an interview, when I didn’t get the job. Well I’ve since failed at another interview, so I guess that wasn’t my door either! This time the interview was in two parts. It started with a three hour […]