Networking – Part 2

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.”: Epicurus (341 – 270 BC) That’s the guts of networking – knowing that we can take on challenges that might otherwise scare the...

Networking – Who needs others?

“There is no surer bond of friendship than an identity of community of ideas and tastes.“: Cicero (106 – 43 BC) “We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us.“: Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Two sayings from...

Put a hook in your resume cover letter

No, I don’t mean the sort of thing that you catch fish with, that would certainly not make you very popular with the mailman, secretary or interviewer (if it got that far). What I mean is a verbal (well, written, to be precise) ‘hook’ that makes the...

How to write a cover letter for your resume

I’ve seen some absolutely woeful attempts at cover letters over the years. Many were written by perfectly competent-sounding job applicants who then threw away their big chance by not even getting an interview. Why do people do this? My theory is that someone...

Making a virtual resume – is it worth the bother?

Here are three statements – see if you agree with any of them: LinkedIn is some new kind of garden fence Facebook is what a plastic surgeon shows you before you get a nose job Youtube is something a plumber might make with a blowtorch If you answered...

Passing A Company Aptitude Test

If you’ve got to take an aptitude test and are worried about passing, don’t worry, I’m going to talk you through how to shine – all you have to do is to apply a little method to it all. The main thing, though, is an ability to follow instructions so,...