Job review sites, useful or useless

The eggs are no longer just in the employers basket Despite the recession of 2008 and a very high ratio of applicants to job roles, employees still have a lot of power. Employer… Continue reading

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Stepping on top of people just for a bargain? Black Friday is here to stay

Black Friday is a long-standing American tradition. But what is it and how did it get to the UK? What is Black Friday? Black Friday is a day of mass sales and consumerism… Continue reading

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Psychometric testing over kill?

Psychometric assessments are common tools that help with the selection of candidates. Psychometric assessments are said to be used by up to 70% of employers and they are used as they attempt to… Continue reading

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How to handle job rejections

You have found a job you like,  you have read the description, perfect! You spend a few hours writing your cover letter and your CV. With a high level of anticipation you press… Continue reading

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Benefits Street: excellent documentary or poverty porn?

  Channel 4 has another reality TV show, expose, documentary.  Move over My big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Benefits Street is the new kid on the block. The documentary makers from Channel 4 spent over a… Continue reading

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Emailphobia

I’m going to confess something to you, something strange and something I thought was unusual. I have major work related EMAIL ANXIETY, yes e-mail anxiety. It starts before I get to work, where… Continue reading

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Do workplaces focus too much on perfection?

During an episode of Celebrity Masterchef, I came across a curious phenomenon. The head chef said to the celebrity that each plate that he/she produce should be perfect, flawless and consistently the same.… Continue reading

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Demystifying the PhD

Often cited as the pinnacle of academic endeavour, the highlight  and aspiration for many wannabe scholars, PhDs are perceived to be the peak of a career. The reality is spending at least three… Continue reading

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The case of Trayvon Martin

This case has sparked national and international protests and exposed parts of America’s laws. In February 2012 George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch man of a gated community in Florida shot Trayvon in an… Continue reading

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University tips

For those of you that have finished A-levels or equivalents and are going off to university in October this post is for you. These are the top tips I wish someone would have… Continue reading

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