Category Archives: recruitment consultancies

In which I take comfort in small things …

Well I wasn’t sick. Nor did I pour my confidently requested hot drink into my or anyone else’s lap. I didn’t giggle in an uncontrolled manner or hide behind the houseplant in reception. Nor was it necessary to drag me … Continue reading

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In which I check my alert status …

You would think that technology would make looking for jobs easier. I’m sure that it does when used properly. When I started job hunting in earnest I set up a brand new gmail address and registered with every agency I … Continue reading

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In which I get feedback and practise some self-denial …

Advent may seem like a strange season in which to start practicing self-denial. But, as part of my new cunning plan, I have introduced some greater discipline over my job-hunting. And it feels great … er, and terrifying. Everyone I … Continue reading

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In which I saddle up again …

After falling off my equilibrium a week or so ago I have been nerving myself to get back on the application horse. I’ve been tempted back into the saddle by another job with a virtually identical person specification to the … Continue reading

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In which a new week of ‘Operation Alternative Source of Income Seeking’ begins

Perhaps I’ve hung out with folks from the Blue Light and military services for too long but I routinely feel the need to ‘operationalise’ almost any task. There’s been Operation Heinz – shopping; Operation Total – fuelling the car; and, … Continue reading

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In which I perform a Saturday stocktake …

Early mornings at the weekend are an ideal time for some quiet reflection particularly during this cold spell. The rest of the RPS family is piled under duvets as thick as the snow on the TV. Another week has gone … Continue reading

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In which I review the week after the wobble …

A week ago and you would have found me in a not good place. Today I am feeling a whole lot better. So what’s changed? One of the most significant things is the support and good wishes from people through … Continue reading

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In which I reflect on what I learned yesterday …

Almost every day brings new experiences at the moment. Except, of course, the sensation of getting shortlisted for something. But yesterday was a particularly exciting day as I appeared (virtually – if that makes sense) as a panelist on The … Continue reading

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In which I look back on a day spent battling the circumstances under which I labour …

It’s been an application day today. In every sense of the word that I can think of. I’ve applied myself to job applications using software applications after an application of gloss to my CV and career achievements. That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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In which there is still no news from Kualur Lumpur…

A Private Function is a favourite film in the RPS household. It’s set in a snobbish small Yorkshire town at the start of the 1950s and features three of my great loves: vintage clothes; food; and, pigs. It also has … Continue reading

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