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Follow my adventure as I traverse the tricky path that connects from being a student to a fully fledged member of the adult world with a job!

Job Hunting: Sometimes it’s Who not What You Know

Job Hunting: Sometimes it’s Who not What You Know

If you have been following my adventures for the last few months you will probably be aware that I’ve been in a bit of a transition period of late. Going from my PhD studies to finding a job. A journey that I thought I would document for your amusement, enjoyment possible inspiration and general enlightenment into the world of the job seeker.

Fighting the Job Search Blues

Fighting the Job Search Blues

My eyes creep open to the single streak of sunlight cutting through the room announcing the day has already begun. Clearly I didn’t shut the curtains properly last night. There is a calm about the house. It has settled itself after the firstlight frenzy that is the rush to work. Still snuggled within my bedsheets I toy with postponing the day further still. Afterall, I do not need to be anywhere today just like yesterday and the day before. Yet…

How to Prep like a Boss for an Interview in 48 hours

How to Prep like a Boss for an Interview in 48 hours

You applied to that job weeks ago and you kept the date that they specified for interview free just in case but with only a few days to go it’s safe to say that you haven’t got an interview right? Wrong! While most employers will give you about a week’s notice you could find yourself in a situation, like I am right now, with only a couple of days notice and all the prep to do. Instead of getting yourself…

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Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger Take 2

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger Take 2

Previously I shared with you my own experience in claiming universal credit for job seeking purposes and if you haven’t already read it go catch yourself right up now by checking it out here. All caught up? Great. That particular chapter of my job hunting adventure (because that’s what it is, an adventure) ended abruptly in being told I was not eligible. Round 2 – *ding ding ding*

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger

We all need a little help every now and again. From helping your friend carry their things, babysitting so the parents can spend some time together or even helping your best friend fundraise for a charity. Sometimes however, it isn’t your friends and family you need to ask for help. Sometimes, like me right now, you need a little help from the state.

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