An unqualified success

Are you being beaten to the jobs post by youngsters who come complete with lower salary expectations and better qualifications? With so few decent job vacancies available, and with so many people chasing them, if you don’t ‘tick all the boxes’ for an...

Winning the race is not just about being first past the post

I’ve read in some advice articles that going for a job is like being an entrant in a sprint race. You do hours of tough preparation, turn up on the day of the race, and then run like the hounds of hell are baying at your heels until you (hopefully) are the one...

Every man is the king of his own beard

So says an old Persian proverb. In our clean-shaven society one could also say that a man might be ‘dopey’ if he wasn’t – until recently, that is. Confused? If I said that I’m referring to male Disneyland employees, maybe I’d make a bit more...

What questions should I ask in an interview?

You’re getting towards the end of an interview. The interviewer’s given you a lot of chat about the company which, in all probability, has bored the pants off both of you. Suddenly he or she stops, they look you straight in the eyes, and then ask that...

New Year’s Resolutions For Job Seekers

It’s 2012 in case you hadn’t noticed. Did you make your New Year’s resolutions and, more to the point perhaps, have you already broken them? That’s the trouble with good intentions – our actions (or inactions) often mean that we quickly...

Shaken but not stirred

How often have you shaken hands with someone and ended up feeling: Unclean Creepy Depressed Irritated Desperate to get away In need of immediate physiotherapy Come on, be honest with me. I don’t know about you but a large proportion of the countless handshakes...