Secret sauce During my 20 year career as a recruitment consultant, I estimate I've interviewed around 10,000 candidates. Some of the most impressive and impactful candidates I’ve met didn’t initially look that good on paper. But face to face, they [...]
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It's been over seven years since I worked my last day as a permanent employee, packing up my belongings, giving back my keys, and walking into the unknown world of self-employment. In the UK over 20% of companies fail in [...]
An unacceptable but common problem Brewdog has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this week. Over 60 ex-employees signed and published an open letter on Twitter, alleging the company fostered a toxic ‘culture of fear’. Unfortunately, workplace [...]
Feel like a fraud? Join the club “I’m a fraud. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds out.” Does this sound familiar? Do you ever feel less worthy of success than everyone else in the room? Do you [...]
It's not all about me, it's all about you. But if you want to know more about me, here's your chance. Falling into PR I ‘fell into’ public relations, as so many of my generation did, being fortunate to have [...]
Busman’s holiday Write about what you know, so the saying goes. I doubt it would qualify as a specialist subject on Mastermind, but I know a fair bit about job interviews. Since joining my first recruitment consultancy in 2001, I [...]
A professional development blog about future-proofing your career, finding your professional purpose and learning new skills. Here are five professional development books to help you adapt to the changing world of work. Right move? Change is in the air, isn’t [...]
A personal review of what it's like to be self-employed during a pandemic, a phrase I hope we will never need to google in future. Will work/life ever be the same again? My back story Every year at around this [...]
A blog about the pros and cons of working from home: why it's great and also sucks, and how to be productive while avoiding distractions. A timely post I've been thinking about sharing my tips for home-working for a while, [...]
The growth of self-employment I’ve been self-employed for five years. Before 2014 I hadn’t noticed all the midlifers working for themselves, tapping away at laptops in cafes or working from home. Now that I am one, I see them everywhere. [...]