What do employers really want in a cover letter for creative jobs?

What do employers really want in a cover letter for creative jobs?

From: no-reply: Unfortunately, we have decided to progress other candidates at this time. And no, we don't provide feedback. Much like anything you produce online, you don't have long to make an impression before people close the tab and move on. Nothing much rides on whether someone reads this post, likes my pic, or shares [...]

How to know whether your “dream job” is right for you

How to know whether your “dream job” is right for you

At some point in each of our lives, we will do a job that doesn't fulfil us. Usually, many of us will get our "in between" jobs out of the way during our student years, or shortly after. For those of us who come to find employment in unfavourable establishments later in life, we can [...]

Are we stigmatising diners and drinkers in the post-lockdown life?

Are we stigmatising diners and drinkers in the post-lockdown life?

This blogpost was co-written by Mia’s Musings. Before Coronavirus, eating out was a favourite pastime of mine. During the last few months, we’ve had to swap eating out for Deliveroo. Now we are told to eat out, support our businesses with our appetites and wallets. This has ignited a passionate discussion of money versus lives. [...]

A comprehensive list of things you shouldn’t say when talking about the Black Lives Matter movement

A comprehensive list of things you shouldn’t say when talking about the Black Lives Matter movement

George Floyd was murdered at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this week, sparking protests all over the US. The people of the UK have since held demonstrations in London and Manchester, standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM) and protestors in America. The attention George Floyd's death has garnered unfortunately [...]

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

Zoom meetings in pyjama bottoms are the new normal. I have been looking for work in the creative industry for about six months, and I am trying desperately to stay motivated to keep applying for roles during the pandemic. The interview process has evolved in recent months, but what has actually changed? First of all, [...]

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Writer’s block is no laughing matter; it’ll leave you feeling deflated and unimaginative. I’ve taken an unintentional media hiatus for a few weeks and this is why: having spent the last three weeks applying and interviewing for jobs, I’m subsequently struggling to find any inspiration for things to write about. While it’s a rare occurrence [...]

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

If you leave your home to exercise at present, you'll definitely feel the lack of life on the streets. What you might notice a little more, however, is that the people you do encounter are far friendlier than usual. The UK as a whole is a very polite, yet moody, nation. If you've ever been [...]