Weird Job Application Questions

“If you were a vegetable, what would you be?”

Recently, I’ve been paying attention to shop windows a lot more. I’m using the Job Spotter app to snap hiring signs to submit, and win Amazon credit. With each application you can get up to 150 points, with more being given to those rare, hand-written signs as opposed to mass produced company posters. I’ve made about 20 submissions and have got myself about a fiver… so don’t be thinking that this is going to get you rich!! [Read more…]

3 Things to Never Put on Your CV

There is a whole mountain of CV information out there – and yet, when I see CVs I see the same mistakes cropping up time and time again.

The average hiring manager will spend around FIVE SECONDS looking at your CV. That means you can’t mess up. [Read more…]

How to Deal with Criticism at Work

Today I’m doing something new – answering a careers question that was submitted to me:

“Help! Do you have any tips for dealing with criticism and not taking it personally? Or coping in a culture of complainers?”

This is a great question, as it touches upon one of the main things older generations say about us millennials – that we can’t take criticism.

It may have been the case that in previous generations bosses were much harder on employees, who didn’t have a choice but to suck it up and deal with it. But the fact of the matter is that the world is a lot quicker these days, people could just find another job in a few clicks if they are feeling harassed at work. But is it always the best way to up and leave when you face hiccups? [Read more…]

Do You Need A Confidence Coach?

A few months ago, I’d had enough.

I had to deliver a talk to the board members at work, and even though I’m a confident speaker (I mean, I do stand up comedy FFS), there was something about this talk that made me flip. I felt like I was on the verge of tears the whole time, and I most certainly wasn’t giving my message – that I should be one of the highest members of the company in years to come – very well. [Read more…]

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