Tag Archives: Recruitment consultants

In which I turn to Thomas Hardy for some job-hunting tips …

I’m a west country man. There. I’ve said it. For me the great cultural landmarks are: The Wurzels; The Cerne Abbas Giant; and, Thomas Hardy. So it’s hardly surprising that – in my time of trial – I should look … 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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In which my days are numbered and my job-hunting gets professional …

Facing a hanging in the morning is one way of concentrating the mind. So is getting a redundancy notice from your employer. In an idle moment late last night I calculated my time left in my current seat and had … Continue reading

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In which I ponder new strangenesses entering my quiet existance …

A crowded room. And dimly lit. The low hum of conversation underscoring some middle of the road jazz tinkling from the PA system. It and the joint had seen and heard better days. I hadn’t known this Russian tea house even existed … Continue reading

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In which I go to see a recruitment consultant …

Being made redundant calls for constant psychological adjustments. You catch yourself planning for activities that will be happening when you are gone. You also become much more aware of language. In talking with colleagues who are not going you begin … Continue reading

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