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Tomorrow I’m the new girl!

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Tomorrow I’m the new girl in the office. My new job kind of starts tomorrow, with a half day handover – and then I start for real on Thursday March 1. It feels a bit like returning to school after the long summer holiday when you just do a Thursday and a Friday the first […]

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The Best You Expo

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I’ve had a very inspirational and motivational two days, having spent Friday and Saturday at The Best You Expo at Olympia in London. The expo, or show, is all about personal development, health and wellness. It included some of the top names in the health and wellness arena including Paul McKenna, the Juice Master Jason […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New year, new job, new me!

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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect, but also to look forward. New year, new job, new me! 2017 wasn’t my best year, but equally it wasn’t the worst. My redundancy may have come as a shock when it was announced mid-November but I quickly picked myself up, dusted myself […]

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A day off

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Today I’m taking a well-deserved break from blogging, interview preparation and job hunting. The last few weeks I’ve been on a full-time mission to nail a new job, to try to ensure there’s no break in my income, but following a minor dose of flu I’m shattered. So I’m putting my feet up tonight. I’m […]

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The Dream Job Blog launch

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The official launch of The Dream Job Blog has been slightly delayed. Not only has Christmas interrupted my plans but I’ve also gone down with the lergy. And it would be such a great time to launch too – as lots of people dread going back to work after the festive break and resolve to […]