How to fail at job interviews

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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 have interviewed several thousand candidates. … [read more]

The benefits of writing and keeping a journal

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September, you’re my favourite September is my favourite month. Whereas for most of the year my social calendar is as uncluttered as a Marie Kondo cupboard, I up my game in September – my birthday month – and make plans. This month brings three outings … [read more]

The journal of a perimenopausal woman

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AD: This content has been created as part of a PAID PARTNERSHIP with Shionogi B.V. for the UK launch of Femal. My secret diaries I have written a journal on and off since I was a teenager. Deep in a drawer are several tiny leather … [read more]

Self-employment and how to survive it

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The self-employment survival guide Five years ago this week, I dragged myself onto the London Underground and into my corporate job as a recruitment consultant for the last time. Twenty years working in consultancies was coming to an end and I was ready to burst … [read more]

A love letter to mums everywhere

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Would you apply? Wanted: Women wanted for long term, unpaid work. After an initial traumatic physical experience, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: caring, cooking, laundry, cleaning, nursing, shopping, teaching, safeguarding, counselling, financially supporting and loving unconditionally for the rest of your … [read more]