Category: Employment

You don’t have to crazy to work here – but…..

Alain de Botton at Future Talent Conference 2017

Philosophy of the Workplace

Now I am a big fan of the philosophy of the workplace and careers, and no better exponent of this than Alain de Botton at the Changeboard Conference 2017. Principally, Mr Botton suggests most leaders & managers are anxious and panic ridden and not grumpy or stern. We all behave like 3 year old’s at work and we might just have to admit to ourselves how hard we are to work with. Take a look at the video and drop us a line with your thoughts. Do you agree with Mr de Botton’s theories if not why?

What Has Happened to the Saturday Job?

Now I am sure those of a certain age will remember crawling out of bed first thing in the morning for a paper round. Perhaps you had a Saturday morning or summer holiday job in a shop, restaurant kitchen or sweeping up in a factory. Whatever you did, begrudgingly or not, the paper round, Saturday & Summer jobs gave us an… Read more →

The Career Enabled Disabled

So you have a disability or have a long-term health condition and are looking to pick up your career. Perhaps starting out at work or would just like a job. Though do you feel confident employers will see past your condition. You have the knowledge, skills, experience and abilities in your CV for the role. Clearly, you are motivated, driven… Read more →

When Opportunity Knocks – more Planned Happenstance Theory

  Some of us like to think we have a clear career path in our minds. A bright golden future off in the distance. It may be your calling, vocation or a right of passage perhaps. Many of us have our careers mapped out and know (or rather believe we know) what it will look like both now, as in… Read more →

A Very Professional Statement for your CV

So we have had a romp through the evidence for a great CV. Now’s a good time explore the subject that vexes a number of people when creating a new CV. That being the professional summary or statement. Or put it another way, who you are professionally and what you deliver at work. This part of the CV can be designed… Read more →

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