So I had a job interview last week for a slightly promoted role and, for one reason or another, I clearly wasn't the person they were looking for. Having previously been able to get any job I have interviewed for since I have left my first job, I entered this interview with the confidence of … Continue reading Interview Rejection: How to Pick Yourself Back Up
One of the biggest reasons for my crash 3 weeks ago was the stress I felt in my new job. I had been looking forward to it for so long and when reality set in I felt that I had so much to prove that I forgot any and all of my ground rules for … Continue reading Feeling stressed at work: What helps?
School's well and truly out for summer. It's been an interesting term and a bit, with highs certainly being the lovely welcome back I received from many of my students and some of the wonderful new colleagues our department gained while I was off on maternity leave. I even shed a tear or two at … Continue reading Time to Say Goodbye – And Hello New Opportunities!
As I am sitting here in a fever-induced state of complete indifference on just about any issue currently facing me, I am also pondering on exactly what it is that keeps me from sitting back, relaxing and realising that - just sometimes - enough is actually good enough. I've always been an ambitious woman. Clever … Continue reading When enough is enough
Goodness, where has the time gone? It's been 3 weeks since my last blog post and so many things have happened in between that I'm wondering whether the theory about life resembling a toilet roll is actually true. Last post, I wrote about habits, especially bad ones to break. While not perfect, I have reduced … Continue reading Return to Work: 1 Day Countdown (Pt 2)
Trawling the job adverts should have been the last thing on my mind, a mere two weeks after moving house (with boxes still unopened in one of our rooms), a few days after the boy had been violently sick and one day after he had been throwing up all over the place again. But there … Continue reading 5 Ways to Rock that Interview
When it comes to new years' resolutions, getting a new job must be up in the top 20, among other common ones, such as losing weight (check) and spending more time with your family (also check). I've been trawling job sites for a few months now, in search of an offer of a job, which … Continue reading Rocking that Application
I'll be quite frank here: I am currently looking for promotion despite being on maternity leave and having 1000 other things going on. I've never really been the type to wait around patiently until a convenient time arises. Trailing the job ads is one thing, but finding a good match is another. There is often … Continue reading Can I do that job?