The interview: Tell me about yourself

One of my favourite interview questions is: "So... Tell me about yourself?" I like this question, not because it's particular good or useful but because it's so vague that without prior thought and preparation it's sure to go wrong. It's certainly the best question to hear funny anecdotes of bad responses. "Yes... well... my names … Continue reading The interview: Tell me about yourself

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How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?

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 … Continue reading How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?

Can you change jobs too much?

One of the biggest myths I was told about developing my career is: "If you change jobs too much it looks bad on your career" I have heard this a number of times and for a time I believed it.  So I have felt the need to put 1+ year into a job that offered no … Continue reading Can you change jobs too much?

Money vs Happiness

One of the key elements of my 'Money' system is to move up the career ladder Recently I have had the opportunity to fill in for a senior member of staff who has been on long term sick.  As I was covering a large part of their duties, I viewed this as an opportunity to … Continue reading Money vs Happiness

Connecting with others: Ask them what they know

For the past month I have been collecting survey data in relation to how successful portfolio, project and programme management has been implemented into the organisation (but don't worry I am not talking about that). Last week the survey closed and to my surprise after doing all the donkey work of collecting the data I … Continue reading Connecting with others: Ask them what they know