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What it’s Like to be… an SEO Strategy Lead

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about what I want to be when I grow up* and I realised I really enjoyed making my How To Get A Job series last year – and that recruitment is a pretty interesting subject.

With this in mind, I wanted to go a little further down this rabbit hole and look into the different areas of work people can go into. I had a fairly rural upbringing and when I was a kid, everyone’s parents were very basic jobs – teachers, secretaries, police officers etc. I look at my friends now and realise that I have so many people doing really amazing things, so I decided to question them! [Read more…]

Why Teenagers Make Poor Life Decisions

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Recently, I have been in conversation with a rental scam artist. Well, several, in fact, but one that was pretty convincing for a time.

He was advertising a one bed flat in Cambridge, for £640 a month. Anyone who knows anything about Cambridge would know that the price in itself is worthy of causing suspicion. Daughter of a frugal father, I still messaged the poster to see what the deal is. [Read more…]

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…]

You Don’t Have To Be Nice

Nice Girl Career Advice

I saw a post on Instagram this week that said that the best career advice they could give is to “be a fucking pleasure to work with”. I had feelings about this.

Women are taught to be “nice” in the workplace. We try hard to make people like us – much more than we try to do a good job. Sugar and spice and all things nice, is what we’re told to be.

A “nice” worker says yes to more tasks even she knows she already has a full plate. She takes on overtime without complaint. She frets that a colleague might not like her. [Read more…]

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