Job Search in Covid

Job search is tough, during Covid, but people are getting job offers and it could be you. But you need to do the right thing – be smart. I was on Radio Gloucestershire last week, discussing this with Anna King Listen to the interview, in 2 parts As always, using your network is important. But … Continued

Your First Job

Second radio interview on BBC Hereford and Worcester today talking about first jobs. This was in relation to an article about how young people are increasingly concnetrated in low paid occupations. Listen to it here: The starting occupations of young people have increasingly been concentrated on the bottom rungs of the jobs ladder despite rising … Continued

Should you take a ‘shop floor’ job?

I was asked to be a guest on Radio Hereford and Worcester today. Things change and the 0845 slot I was scheduled for was given over to another story. But the producer called and moved me to a later part of the show. I’d been contacted a couple of days ago on a story they … Continued

LinkedIn for Job Search

Most people are not using LinkedIn effectively. They copy their CV into the Experience section and many put little into the About section. I’ve previously written masses of blog posts on the topic, going back almost 10 years   A great article to read is this one, How Effective Is Your LinkedIn Profile which you … Continued

Closing my Vision Quest

Last weekend I closed my Vision Quest. It was a year and a week since I went out to nature and spent 4 days, and nights alone. A time to contemplate what was important to me in life. Following this we kept it quiet within ourselves. If I’d shared my thoughts, I’d have had other … Continued

6-month Review

The past few months have turned our lives upside down. Plans put on hold, tragedy with loss of life. Hopefully, you remain fit and healthy and are managing to keep in a calm and happy state. As life moves on with bars, pubs and hairdressers opening, there are lots of changes happening – out there. … Continued

We need to read more books

A very apt lesson on why we should read lots of books – source unknown Once there a was great teacher who had many students. Once one of the students came to him and asked “I have read lots of books but forgotten most of them. What’s the purpose of reading?”. The teacher didn’t give … Continued

My Day of Doing Nothing

I share inspirational experiences like this as we are more than work. Happy in work comes from being happy in your life. I got up at 0330, and by 0400 had parked my car. Boots already on I walked 2km to reach the most picturesque viewpoint on Cleeve Hill. This isn’t the ‘trig point’ – … Continued

A day of doing nothing

This could be this coming Saturday, it could also be any day! Life is so busy … sometimes we need to take a break. To step off the treadmill of work and home tasks, to leave aside the pull of technology. Doing nothing – or just being – is as important to human well-being as … Continued

Who is hiring?

I’ve been searching and found some useful articles on companies are hiring. Many of these may be to US openings, but what is happening there, should be similar to in the UK Companies that are recruiting Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 97 That Want Your Applications Now This list includes pharmaceutical companies – … Continued