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For many years when I completed job applications I always thought from the perspective of myself – the skills, knowledge and experience that I could offer – which in theory sounds right because I am showing why I was the most qualified person to do that position.
But the problem is I was competing against a pool of applicants who were also just as qualified to do the job. Therefore I didn’t stand out to be offered interviews.
Continue reading “One simple way to improve your job application”
As a “professional” I am signed up to LinkedIn.
At the moment the only function I can really see is to increase my connections, of people I once networked with in a professional setting. Essentially has become some sort of organisation Pokedex where I have to catch them all – or rather got to network with them all. This usually results in a mundane loop from the newsfeed where I get to see what my network “liked”.
Continue reading “LinkedIn isn’t working…”
I had been told I had been ready for the next level for the last three months.
The only problem was where I worked has recently had a freeze on recruitment, so I didn’t have any opportunities to move up.
So I grew restless and impatient and decided to look for work elsewhere.
It never felt quite right as I filled in the application – I struggled through it even though it didn’t feel right. To try and make me feel better I asked those close to me their thoughts. Continue reading “Vision…”
I thought I would write about some pretty cool people who inspire me. I have been reading a few things about them recently.
By some coincidence they also happen to have beards. Does a beard make a person cool. Who knows? Continue reading “4 Cool Bearded Guys”
“See… you 9 to 5 workers will never understand the level of commitment of running a business”
Said my friend, it was a dig that came out of nowhere – but it really pissed me off.
Yes – my friend ran his own business but he was talking like he was Richard Branson or something. I take that back because Richard Branson would be more respectable to his staff and realise they are the bread and butter that have supported his success.
My friend is one of those people who annoyingly think they are always right. Continue reading “The Road travelled”
I was at a friend’s house where he was proudly showed off a new tablet he got.
“How much did that cost?” I asked
He told me that he got it “free” as part of his new phone contract where he had to pay an extra £20 a month, which was said in such a manner you would think it was a bargain.
But financial irresponsibility is not what inspired this post. I inquired why he needed it. Continue reading “What makes people buy?”