3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme

I have been on two vacation schemes. On one I was successful in getting a Training Contract and on the other…. I was not. And while being rejected for a Training Contract royally sucked, it has given me a useful perspective in hindsight. Because the two schemes were actually very similar. They were both well-run, … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme

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.

Mitigating circumstances: Making up excuses?

I find it really difficult to come to terms with the fact I am a human being rather than an all-powerful robot. It does not sit comfortably with me. I want to be able to perform my best every second of the day, every day. And I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for … Continue reading Mitigating circumstances: Making up excuses?