Should you send a thank you after an interview?

Interview Advice

 

A few weeks ago, I received a DM from an American follower: “I’m advising someone on their job hunt and was shocked that they didn’t send a thank you message after their interview. Do you not do that over here?”

I replied that it’s not so common – I’ve always found it to be a very American thing to do, but didn’t think it was done in the UK. But as you know, I always like to back up my advice, so I set out to find out how people felt about thank you messages after interviews. [Read more…]

How to Achieve Your Goals Better

reach goals

 

This year has gone so quickly, and it only seems like a few weeks ago that I was setting myself a goal for the year.

It seems such a shame that we only look over our goals once a year, though. I remember reading years ago that goals set at the start of the year are much less likely to be achieved than at other times of the year. [Read more…]

3 Things For Your CV You’ve Not Considered

cv tips

Last week something a bit crazy happened. A guy asked to connect with me on LinkedIn, then when I accepted, offered to look over my CV for a free check. I thanked him, told him that actually I have my own CV writing business on the side, but thank you anyway.

He replied back: “Looking at your background you wouldn’t have a clue how to write a CV. I bet you put References [sic] available on request at the end” [Read more…]

The fall of 3aaa and the world of apprenticeships

3aaa apprenticeships

This week we saw the apprenticeship “giant” 3aaa (otherwise known as Aspire, Achieve, Advance) go into administration.

Apprentices and employers across the country are affected, and around 500 staff are now looking for jobs.

As a former employee of 3aaa, I wanted to unpack this a bit. [Read more…]

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