You Only Have One Life: Live It Well

It's such a pain not having a functional (internet) computer at home, can take a little while to get around to these things, and fit them around the sheer volume of work that is currently coming in! Living by my mantra of if you're going to do something, do it on time and do it well... keeps getting me more work! Just got to keep believing it's going to keep coming, although am putting my…

Job Centre Experience

Things went from humbling to comic. Gill's circumstances did not fit any of the boxes on the official's computer screen. And if she defied classification she could not exist. “Tell me what your job was and I'll do a job search for you,” said the official. “Operations director for a Footsie plc,” said Gill. “It's not coming up with anything. What about ‘area manager'?” “Yes,” sighed my friend, by this time a broken woman, “area…

Careers: General Sites

So, New Year is over, companies should speed up those job adverts (although of course all those people who've reassessed things over Christmas will be back on the hunt too)... so let's identify some of the good general job-hunting sites (most of these have been sending me job-search emails on a regular basis for the last couple of months, yielding some decent jobs):Guardian JobsTotaljobs.comWorkthing.comHobsons career Guidance Monster.co.uk Careerjet.co.uk Jobrapido.co.uk1job.co.ukWinchesterWhilst travelling, I was continually asked that…

Working at It…

After a morning trying to produce a skills-based CV (bits of it are slowly emerging!), and trying to extrapolate what I've actually done this week towards my jobsearch, I was offered some work which involved getting to grips with a new CMS system.JoomlaJoomla! is a free open source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable…

Careers: Not for Profit Organisations

Working has never been about earning money for me (although obviously we live in a world where things need to be paid for, and I would like to be appropriately recognised for the effort I have put into training with an appropriate wage), but more about making a difference in the world. Therefore, I am signing up with some of the following agencies:Charity JobGuardian Not for ProfitIdealistNotforprofitjobvacanciesProspectUsPublic Sector JobsThird Sector JobsTotal JobsAs a Christian, I…