I was telling an acquaintance about my job hunt, which has included a communications position at a district council office (ie local government), to be met with an exaggerated, “doesn’t that just scream excitement and the high life, a district council (sic)?” First, I had to decide whether this was a “you need to do … More Job Snobs
(I do take into account that I am probably a fortunate one who has part-time employment – however insecure – to keep me going in the meantime.) …is that you will be awake some nights asking yourself many questions and grumbling over the situation. Including: “Jobseeker” is a very expensive occupation. It’s full time, no … More The Reality of Being a Jobseeker for a Long Time…
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Many of the recent job interviews I have had have started with a “this doesn’t need to be so formal/we just want to have a chat about the job/remember that this is a two-way process and you can also ask questions,” or words to that effect. One interviewer also mentioned that a job interview is … More Job Interviews and “Ask Culture vs Guess Culture”
I am not religious, so I am merely borrowing traditions with the aim of self-improvement. Don’t suppose the big sky-boss will disapprove? I’m making this year about giving up bad habits. And while I have many smaller bad habits that do need to go, the one I’m targeting this year is that self-deprecating humour and … More Lent
Around a year ago, I pulled the plug on the PhD because it was, and had been, doing more harm than whatever potential academic achievement I might attain (or not) could justify. I have been raised with the idea that you always keep trying, and you will get there in the end, so quitting did … More One Year into the Unknown
Because I dislike sentimentality around New Years, I shall put down some resolution-style aims for next year. Be kind. Be patient. Be honest with yourself. Be ambitious. Be lazy. Be sassy. For now, Merry Christmas. You punks.