A Tale Of Two Lockdowns

It’s been a weird year. Hopefully, at some point, things will drift back to something a little more familiar, and we’ll all get the opportunity to reflect on how living through COVID and Lockdown affected and changed us.   In the first of what will hopefully be many guest posts, Joe Macbeth gets that ball rolling.Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Lockdowns”

Being a part of the Gig Economy

Money, specifically the lack of it is a worry most of us will have at some point. When you’ve been made redundant, it’s somehow amplified. An hour doesn’t go by without imagining the vision of your bank balance, slowly counting down, knowing that at the end of the month, the counter isn’g going to beContinue reading “Being a part of the Gig Economy”

Lock down Survival Top 10: No.6, Coffee Machine

Sometimes it’s the small things. Sometimes you don’t need the latest phone, running the new and trendiest apps. Sometimes you need a piece of kit that just does the basics and does them well. My 13-year-old coffee machine is such a device. It’s so entwined in my daily routine, it means a lot to me,Continue reading “Lock down Survival Top 10: No.6, Coffee Machine”

Not the 50th birthday I was expecting

Even though I’ve been writing technical documentation and training material for over 20 years, I don’t call myself a writer. But I know through experience that writing can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes, the words don’t seem to flow as easily as they should and now is one of those times. I’m struggling to writeContinue reading “Not the 50th birthday I was expecting”

Be a lighthouse; share your story

Job hunting is something that you tend to do on your own, something you do solo.  After a while, always staring at the same old websites, continually waiting to hear back from job applications you made a week ago, it gets easy to assume that you’re in this boat on your own and that noContinue reading “Be a lighthouse; share your story”

Would you employ ‘jagerbomber69@hotmail.com’

If you use email for personal use, you may have had the same email address for a while. When you created it, you may not have given too much thought to how suitable it would be for job hunting. But there are a few things to consider.  Does it give the right impression?  Is itContinue reading “Would you employ ‘jagerbomber69@hotmail.com’”