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I quit my job with nothing else to do

Posted in Career
on March 4, 2018
I quit my job

So, I quit my job. It is both the most and the least adult thing I have done for a long time.


You may have already worked this out if you follow me on Twitter/Instagram, and you might be aware that I’m currently trotting about the ol’ globe like a recent graduate. Or, if you happen to snoop on mine & Claudia’s conversations, ‘cause she’s the only person I’ve told in actual words. On Twitter, ofc.


You may have seen some of the travel snaps on Insta and thought “ay up, she’s got some cushy job that allows her to travel” or maybe “she must have some holiday allowance”.

Ha, nope, unemployed life.

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CV, cover letters and applications: help from a real HR Professional.

Posted in Career, Lifestyle
on November 16, 2017

Something a bit different for you, today.

There’s no doubt about it….the job market is a bit confusing and frustrating atm. I know, for a lot of people, even applying for jobs can feel like a bit of a stab in the dark. And, actually, how are you even supposed to get to interview stage if there are like 7585949 people applying for 1 job?


I’m excited to have Sophie as a guest on The North Left today! She’s a very experienced HR professional, who has helpfully provided honest answers to some common questions all about writing CVs, cover letters, and applications.

Sophie has amassed experience in her professional life of all things HR, including recruitment, and is an expert on employment law, so she’s an absolute gem of a person to know if I have a question about anything work-related.

My personal highlight from this is learning about the ‘anchorman’ test. Truly excellent.

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Why it’s OK not to do Anything with your Degree

Posted in Career
on September 10, 2017

Academically, I did pretty well at school. Actually, schoolwork seemed to be the only thing I showed any proficiency in. Therefore, the logical sequence of events was to do well at school – get into sixth form – get into university – get a good job. Right?

There was never any question about me going to university, there were no other options in my mind.

Imagine my disappointment, then, when about 6 months into my degree I decided I didn’t like it. I found it really boring, I missed home, I missed my family, I missed seeing my friends, I just didn’t like my subject anymore. Continue reading