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]

Quick, easy, moist banana cake recipe

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I hate food waste. I buy healthy groceries with good intentions, but the fruit and vegetables are always on the turn before the next load of shopping arrives to replace them. Limp vegetables become soup. I seldom consult a recipe book for Leftovers Soup – … [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]

How to pack for a UK staycation

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[Ad: This article is a paid partnership with JD Williams.] As I write this, in little more than my underwear, it’s a scorching 38.5 degrees centigrade outside, the hottest day in London on record. We’re three days into the school holidays and the kids, usually … [read more]