Happy New Year! There’s an episode of Curb your Enthusiasm where Larry discusses how long after the 1st January you can wish someone Happy New Year, and it be appropriate. Apparently, anything after three days is poor form. So I dread to think what sort of face he’d pull when I do it almost fourContinue reading “It’s Been a While!”
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When I was made redundant in July, I remember sitting outside in the blazing sun talking things through with my other half. At that time Christmas seemed a long way off. We both thought that by the time we were munching through mince pies, the world would be getting back to normal and I’d beContinue reading “Happy Christmas”
Its Not Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Christmas was always going to be a bit weird this year. The songs on the radio are the same, and the same old films are playing on the TV, but this isn’t a Christmas of choice. It’s a Christmas of making do. Everyone is making do due to Covid, but thousands of us are alsoContinue reading “Its Not Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
What A Week!
I don’t know whether to celebrate or commiserate. I’ve dreamed of being glued to the TV, watching someone from the government stand behind an oversized lectern and tell me that a vaccine for Covid was ready and was about to be rolled out, and we’re at last (hopefully) heading back to something more normal. AndContinue reading “What A Week!”
Do Us A Favour..
I’m not one for grumbling, but after four months grinding through the daily job application cycle, it’s time for a little vent. I know recruiting for new people is a challenge, but there are a few things recruiters could be doing to make things a little easier for those of us looking for work. FindingContinue reading “Do Us A Favour..”
A day at the races
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to sunny Ascot. It’s a perfect day for racing, and welcome to the inaugural running of the ‘Which Generation Should We Hire’ hurdle 2020. Sponsored by Employment Cohorts, at the end of this race, we should know who’s in pole position to fill the few, precious vacant roles currently out there.Continue reading “A day at the races”
A Slightly Alternative Top Ten of things I’ve Found Useful when Job Hunting (Part Two)
The second part of my slightly unusual Top Ten things useful for job hunting.. 5 – Playstation Job hunting is not fun. It’s repetitive, thankless and can be very un-rewarding and it’s easy to get disheartened by it all. So it’s essential to find something that gets you away from it from time to time.Continue reading “A Slightly Alternative Top Ten of things I’ve Found Useful when Job Hunting (Part Two)”
A Slightly Alternative Top Ten of things I’ve Found Useful when Job Hunting (Part One)
A quick search of the net will throw up numerous ‘job hunting top tens’. I thought I might as well join in, but I wanted to give it a bit of a spin. So welcome to my top ten of the slightly alternative things I’ve found useful when job hunting. This is part one, partContinue reading “A Slightly Alternative Top Ten of things I’ve Found Useful when Job Hunting (Part One)”
It’s not me, It’s you..
Dear John (the Recruitment Decision Maker) We need to have ‘that’ talk. We need to discuss our relationship. The last few days have been wonderful. We met online. I saw your ad, you reviewed my CV, and for a few fleeting days, we both thought this was going to work. You playfully teased me withContinue reading “It’s not me, It’s you..”
The Gig Economy : Utest Software Testing
I’m still trying to make ends meet using the Gig Economy. Following my tour of bus shelters, I thought I’d try something more familiar, software testing. Before being made redundant, testing software had been a large part of my day to day life. It was something I knew I could do, so I registered withContinue reading “The Gig Economy : Utest Software Testing”