Don’t Be a Short Poppy Under Selling Yourself

Don’t Be a Short Poppy Under Selling Yourself

A friend of mine doesn’t seem to be under-selling herself. She is quite an amazing human – community-minded, caring for two infirm parents, involved in every social gathering and community effort going (and looking like she enjoys it) – is just one...
How Did Your Interview Go?

How Did Your Interview Go?

You come home on a high, you handled the curveball questions well and your nerves can finally stop jangling. But how did you do at interview?    Chances are, the company will be seeing a few candidates or conferring over feedback. Being an in-house recruiter, I know...
Mind Mapping Your Career Comeback

Mind Mapping Your Career Comeback

The idea of mind mapping is that you come up with a crystallised idea via the explorations of keywords, themes and sub-categories. What I mean is: empty all that head jazz out onto one piece of paper and get a really clear picture of what you want. Mind maps help you...
Break the Chains of Impostor Syndrome

Break the Chains of Impostor Syndrome

  Sometimes I wake up in the morning before going off to a shoot, and I think, I can’t do this. I’m a fraud. I’m there thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’m rubbish and everyone is going to see it. They’ve cast the wrong person.’ But I have come to realize that those nerves are...
How to Cope With Job Search Rejection, Pt 2

How to Cope With Job Search Rejection, Pt 2

Once you have gone into the job search process with eyes wide open (i.e. expecting some rejection – see part one) you are already ahead of the game. If you can layer your expectation management with applying for a good range of (well-qualifed) roles you...