6am, the alarm on my phone plays its upbeat jingle, it’s called Over the Horizon yet I don’t feel like that. Motivation to pull myself out of bed will do for the moment. Continue reading “How am I going to make someone’s life better today?”
Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been doing this week
What I am listening to
A common question asked at interviews is
“What is your strength and what is your weakness?”
I have heard a number of methods for answering this question and thought I would focus onthe second part of this question as usually people are quite good about talking about a particular area that they excel in.
The whole purpose on an interview is to sell yourself and show that you are the right candidate for the job. But this is what makes this question interesting because it is deliberately asking the candidate to say something negative about themselves. Here I talk through some potential answers to this question. Continue reading “How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?”
In the western world we live in a very privileged society. We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced.
So, what I am wondering is…
How did we all become such miserable bastards?
I bumped into someone from my old team the other day. With her was my replacement who had begun the role a month ago.
I am not rude and didn’t want to blank her, so I began talking to her so that she wasn’t just sat back observing our conversation. I introduced myself and asked how she was finding the job. Her response surprised me.
If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band – The Bouncing Souls.
One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things. With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem. But when I first ventured into the Gold Records lyric sheets it turned out it was not written by them, but by Ray Davies – of the Kinks. Continue reading “Better Things”
As I try to make my way up the career ladder I have found the support of others is essential. I really do miss having a good mentor to coach me and call me out on any bullshit though.
I have a number of experiences of ‘mentors’ – one was good, one was bad. Continue reading “Good Mentor/Bad Mentor”