How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

There is a skill that some people like to pretend is not a skill. A skill that is rarely spoken about, but is crucial to you succeeding at assessment days and on vacation schemes. It is the ability to fly by the seat of your pants….and make it look like everything is under control. In … Continue reading How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

“Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

It’s a fear that goes largely unspoken. What happens if you get a Training Contract in your dream firm… and you hate it? Then what? Is your career over and you have to go live under a rock? Well, I had the opportunity to talk to Hannah Salton about just that. After graduating from Manchester … Continue reading “Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

Commercial Awareness: An Interview With The Experts.

Here is the commercial awareness advice I am tired of hearing: read the Financial Times, research companies, watch the news. It’s not that this is bad advice, it just doesn’t help you see the end goal. It doesn’t show you what being commercially aware actually looks like. Or, how to show off your commercial awareness … Continue reading Commercial Awareness: An Interview With The Experts.

LET’S PLAY: Application Cliché Bingo!

Grab your application and one of those bingo pens, and let’s see how many clichés you’ve got! If you get all twelve, email me. You should get an award or something. Brexit Britain leaving the EU is an important thing. It is going to influence absolutely everything in the commercial world. But it’s just too … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Application Cliché Bingo!

When I was making applications, I had this horrible feeling of application-FOMO.* I always felt as though there was something important that I was missing. Every time I started an application, I'd think 'Maybe I should be doing a different one. Maybe this isn't the best use of my time.' Eventually I got so hacked … Continue reading