Category Archives: Articles and Essays

Gap year. Can I have one every year please?

How to have a GAP YEAR every year I don’t think the idea of having a gap year for one or even every year is going to be a sudden revelation, a sudden out-of-body moment, but rather something you have … Continue reading

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What is an entrepreneur? I would define an entrepreneur as someone who manages a business or enterprise and who takes part or whole personal financial liability for its success or failure. I believe that the personal financial risk is the … Continue reading

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Planning your career journey by using the 5 key sign posts

Your work experiences, your personal circumstances, your personal preferences and your personal development are never static. They are continually evolving and changing and your career goals and aspirations must reflect this change and adaptation. If, by using a structured method, … Continue reading

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CV-Two Pages or Longer?

      The ‘two pages’ opinion also indicates a misunderstanding of the focus of the CV. If I were a Managing Director, I don’t think the selection panel would be over impressed with my two-page crammer. Clearly, the number … Continue reading

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Personalities Underground

  There are some people at my workplace whom I have never seen without them talking on the phone or staring at a mobile screen. It will be interesting to see the transformation on the London Underground when they wire … Continue reading

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Interviews the 10 most common myths and tips

1)      Myth:  make sure you establish a good rapport with the interviewers Tip:  the interviewer’s focus is on whether you can do the job rather than whether you are going to be their new friend.  2)     Myth:  Interviews are like … Continue reading

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How important is career goal setting?

Career goal setting should always be a personal choice rather than a universal norm. How helpful career goal setting is will depend on your personality type? The Analyst and the Creative will enjoy goal setting as structured planning is ‘in … Continue reading

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moods@work

Moods at work. Good mood, bad mood. What dictates your mood? Is it you or your environment? We know of colleagues who always shows their moods. If they are annoyed they show it in their expressions and speech. If they … Continue reading

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DOES THE MEDIA RULE OK?

The media seems to be losing its grip, or does what I believe depend more on my personality? Well, up until recently and before the demise of the News of the World, the answer might be a resounding yes.  And … Continue reading

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Angry @ Work

Candidates tell me that the older they get, the more intolerant they become and don’t like themselves for it. Here I try to capture the contradictions and conundrums. Many people I talk to at work are angry with themselves; annoyed … Continue reading

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